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April 11, 2019 05:08 AM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Finishes the season in style
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng amassed 18 points (8-20 FG, 2-4 3Pt), 11 rebounds, three steals, and two assists in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 99-95 loss to Denver.

Dieng stepped up for the second game in a row Wednesday, ending with 18 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes. His last two efforts certainly demonstrate his ability to have fantasy value when afforded the playing time. Unfortunately for him, that seems unlikely as long as he is playing behind Karl-Anthony Towns. If he manages to somehow change teams, his role could become more prominent and therefore also increase his overall value.

April 10, 2019 01:24 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Steps up in place of Towns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng started at center and supplied 16 points (5-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block across 29 minutes Tuesday in the Timberwolves' 120-100 loss to the Raptors.

With Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) and Taj Gibson (calf) both sitting out, Dieng entered the starting five for the first time all season and turned in a well-rounded line to pay dividends for those that rolled with him in DFS. The 29-year-old has been trending upward of late with averages of 14.0 points, 5.1 boards and 2.1 assists in 19.7 minutes per game over his last seven outings. He'll make for an excellent streaming option again in Wednesday's season finale in Denver in the event Towns and Gibson are once again sidelined.

April 9, 2019 06:28 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng will start Tuesday's contest against the Raptors, Danny Cunningham of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports.

Dieng will make his first start of the year with Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) out. Dieng has seen 20-plus minutes on 10 occasions, averaging 9.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.4 steals in those contests.

April 2, 2019 05:44 AM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Scores 18 in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng totaled 18 points (7-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block over 16 minutes in the Timberwolves' loss to the Trail Blazers on Monday.

Dieng went off for 18 points in just 16 minutes played, adding four boards and two dimes to a solid final stat line. He's been largely ineffective in his limited role off the bench this season, but he's stepped up his production over his last three games in large part due to Taj Gibson (calf) being sidelined. In those contests, Dieng has averaged 15.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.0 assists in 18 minutes. Dieng still can't be trusted outside of deep leagues.

March 31, 2019 01:00 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Leads bench in scoring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng furnished 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds and one steal across 16 minutes in the Timberwolves' 118-109 loss to the 76ers on Saturday.

Dieng continues to see a slight bump in opportunity during the ongoing absence of Taj Gibson (calf). The veteran big man now has back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts for the first time since the first three games of the season, and he's accomplished the feat in three of his last five contests overall.

March 29, 2019 11:48 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Double-double in Friday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng delivered 14 points (7-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds, two steals, one assist, and one block in 22 minutes during Friday's 131-130 overtime win against the Warriors.

Dieng stepped up and produced an impressive stat line while Taj Gibson (calf) missed his fourth straight game. This is Dieng's first double-double through 69 appearances this season. Still, he has earned double-digit minutes in each of the last four games while swiping exactly two steals in three of those and reaching double figures in scoring twice during this same stretch. Those considering Dieng for Saturday's showdown versus the 76ers would be wise to check on Gibson's status prior to tipoff.

March 22, 2019 11:40 AM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Sees role grow sans Gibson
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng produced 10 points (5-6 FG, 6-9 FT), five rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 15 minutes Thursday in the Timberwolves' 113-106 loss to the Hornets.

The absence of top bench big man Taj Gibson (calf) resulted in Dieng stepping in as the third man in the Timberwolves' frontcourt rotation and cracking double-digit minutes for just the second time this month. Dieng would likely stick in the 15-to-20-minute range if Gibson misses more games due to the injury, but that's probably not enough playing time to make Dieng anything more than a deep-league consideration.

March 5, 2019 11:56 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Plays six minutes in Tuesday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng had two points (1-2 FG), two rebounds, and one steal in six minutes during Tuesday's 131-120 win over the Thunder.

Dieng saw the least amount of playing time on the team, with the 10 other Timberwolves who saw the floor all earning at least 12 minutes of action. He has played just eight minutes combined across the last two contests to start the month of March, and while DIeng provides decent per-minute production, he averaged a season-low 11.2 minutes per game across six tilts in February.

February 24, 2019 08:40 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Removed from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng (personal) isn't listed on the injury report for Monday's game against Sacramento.

Dieng has missed the last two contests while tending to a personal matter, but it appears he'll be back with the team and available for Monday's tilt. He should continue to come off the bench and is averaging 7.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists over his last seven matchups.

February 23, 2019 02:08 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Out again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng (personal) will remain sidelined for Saturday's game versus the Bucks.

Dieng will miss his second consecutive game to tend to a personal matter. His next opportunity to return will be Tuesday against the Kings.

February 21, 2019 03:28 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Won't play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng (personal) will not play Friday against the Knicks.

Dieng is tending to a personal matter, and given that the Timberwolves play a road back-to-back over the weekend, it's certainly possible he could remain out for Saturday's game in Milwaukee.

January 27, 2019 10:56 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Unexpected production off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Deng totaled 15 points (5-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes Sunday against Utah.

Deng turned in a season-high 15 points on a solid 83.3 percent shooting from the field. He was especially efficient from beyond the arc, knocking down three of four attempts despite a 125-111 loss. Given Deng's 4.5 ppg average through 10 games and his current bench role, his fantasy appeal is certainly limited at best.

January 27, 2019 06:36 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Available to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng (hip) has been cleared to play Sunday against Utah.

Dieng was listed as probable for Sunday's tilt due to a hip injury, so it's unsurprising that he'll be available to play. He's averaging 4.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his last three games.

January 26, 2019 06:00 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Probable Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng (hip) is probable for Sunday's game against the Jazz.

Dieng left Friday's game against the Jazz due to a hip injury, but it appears he'll be recovered in time to take the court over the weekend. In January, he's averaging 3.8 points and 4.3 rebounds across 13.0 minutes.

January 25, 2019 11:00 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Exits with hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng will not return to Friday's game against the Jazz due to a hip injury.

Dieng provided eight points (4-5 FG, 0-1 3PT) and four rebounds across 12 minutes before exiting the contest. The severity of the injury is not known at this time, but it will keep him out for the remainder of the game. Consider him day-to-day ahead of Sunday's rematch with the Jazz.

January 7, 2019 02:20 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Solid in limited minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng tallied five points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt), four rebounds and one steal across 13 minutes Sunday in the Timberwolves' 108-86 win over the Lakers.

Dieng was his typically productive self in his limited run off the bench but it's unlikely to earn him a major uptick in playing time, even with the Timberwolves dismissing Tom Thibodeau as head coach after the contest. While Thibodeau was notorious for leaning on his starters more heavily than most coaches around the league, new bench boss Ryan Saunders probably won't be willing to chop many minutes off star center Karl-Anthony Towns' total. With Taj Gibson and Dario Saric on hand to fill nearly all the run at power forward, Dieng is essentially locked into a full-time role as the backup center that will only afford him around 10-to-15 minutes per game. It'll likely take a Towns injury or a trade before Dieng becomes a useful asset in most fantasy formats.

December 23, 2018 11:56 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Leading scorer off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng registered 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds, an assist, two blocks and two steals across 21 minutes Sunday against Oklahoma City.

Dieng hasn't shown much reliability of late, posting double-digit point totals in just two of his last 30 contests. However, he has been receiving more run off the bench of late, so he could turn his season around if he continues this most recent pace. Dieng hasn't garnered much fantasy attention so far this year, averaging 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds over 32 games.

December 19, 2018 11:48 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Scores eight points in 11 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng had eight points (2-4 FG, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, and one assist in 11 minutes during Wednesday's 129-123 overtime loss to the Pistons.

Dieng did well, albeit in limited minutes. He posted 15 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight boards, one steal, and one block in 21 minutes during Monday's blowout win over the Kings, but besides that Dieng hadn't earned 20-plus minutes since Nov. 23. With Karl-Anthony Towns, Taj Gibson, and Dario Saric eating up most of the playing time at power forward and center, Dieng simply isn't getting enough action to warrant attention in most leagues.

November 15, 2018 10:20 AM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Faces more competition for minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng scored two points with four rebounds in 13 minutes in Wednesday's win over New Orleans.

Dieng was already seeing a reduced role this season (13.4 mpg from 16.9 mpg last year) and the acquisition of two front-court additions in Robert Covington and Dario Saric won't help. He'll still get some minutes when the T-Wolves need a bigger lineup, but his upside off the bench is even more limited.

October 18, 2018 01:44 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Scores 12 points in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng scored 12 points with five rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 24 minutes in Wednesday's loss at San Antonio.

Dieng got the most time of any backup off the bench with the Spurs mostly using a big lineup and with Karl-Athony Towns in foul trouble, but his performance continues the spark he showed in the preseason. He averaged just 16.9 minutes per game last year with the T-Wolves acquiring Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. However, that playing time could increase this season if head coach Tom Thibodeau uses his starters less. However, Thibodeau rarely depends on his bench and Dieng will battle Anthony Tolliver off the bench for playing time most nights.

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