Dieng had 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 16 minutes during Wednesday's 140-138 overtime loss to the Cavaliers. Dieng remains a modest source of scoring and rebounding, but he has seen 20-plus minutes in only 18 of his 54 appearances this season. He hasn't seen so few minutes since his rookie campaign, in which he still mustered up more boards (5.0) and blocks (0.8) while playing 13.6 minutes per game than he is here in 2017-18.
Dieng finished with 11 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds and two assists across 26 minutes in Monday's 127-99 win over the Cavaliers. Dieng has seen his playing time dip dramatically this season while transitioning to a full-time bench role behind starting power forward Taj Gibson, but the Louisville big man is in the midst of one of his best stretches of the campaign. With 10.2 points (on 60.6 percent shooting), 4.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 20.8 minutes per game over his last five outings, Dieng could warrant a pickup in deeper settings, though it will take an injury to Gibson or Karl-Anthony Towns for him to gain more universal appeal.
Dieng scored 17 points with four rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes in Sunday's win over the Lakers. Dieng got more playing time off the bench than usual amid a blowout win. Dieng has seen a sharp decline in minutes (18.0 per game this season vs. 32.4 last year) with the addition of Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. With head coach Tom Thibodeau giving few minutes to his bench, Dieng won't get more than 20 minutes per game without an injury to a starter.
Dieng registered 10 points (2-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal across 23 minutes in Saturday's 115-106 victory over the Suns. Dieng's points came exclusively from beyond the arc or at the charity stripe. With Karl Anthony-Towns playing ahead of Dieng, all the team could ask for from the backup center is a game where he stuffs the stat sheet, like Saturday night's. His play is far too inconsistent to be worthy of a roster spot in most leagues.
Dieng scored four points with seven rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes in Sunday's win at Dallas. Dieng is starting to get a little more playing time off the bench as he's averaging 5.3 rebounds, 9.5 points and 24 minutes in his last five games. The T-Wolves have narrowed their bench options with only Dieng, Tyus Jones and Jamal Crawford being used as reserves in Sunday's game.
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