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5 Gorgui Dieng C

Minnesota Timberwolves

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%1%
Key Stats
GPMIN/GPPGREB/GAST/GFG %
2613.65.24.00.845.6

Player Updates

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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.

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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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Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Scores 11 points in Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng totaled 11 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), and seven rebounds in 19 minutes during Sunday's 125-107 preseason loss to the Bucks.

Dieng is in one of the more frustrating fantasy position of any player in the league. As a guy who has top 50 upside, his role on the team over the course of the 2017-18 season was one of bewilderment. Talks are that the Timberwolves are looking to offload his contract as part of the Jimmy Butler deal but so far a deal has not been reached. If he manages to land in a favorable spot he could certainly return to the player he was only two seasons ago. At this stage, however, he has no standard league value and is only worth a look in deeper formats in the hope the winds of change strike lucky for the big man from Senegal.

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Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Leads team with eight boards in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng contributed six points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt), eight rebounds, two steals, two blocked shots and an assist over 19 minutes in Saturday's 114-110 preseason win over the Warriors.

Dieng will serve as the Wolves' center in the second unit behind Karl-Anthony Towns. It's unlikely that you'll see Dieng out-rebound the rest of the team as he did on Friday, and at the moment he holds minimal fantasy value.

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Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Plays well off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng recorded six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal during Thursday's 100-96 loss to the Nuggets.

Despite seeing just 15 minutes of action, Dieng played well off the bench and contributed with tallies in many statistical categories. The former Louisville Cardinal is adding 5.9 points and 4.5 rebounds this season, which are both drastically declines from 10.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game last year.

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Last 7 Games
  OPP MIN PTS TREB AST TO STL BLK
11/24CHI11211001
11/26CLE10220000
11/28SA15841102
12/01BOS10311000
12/03HOU13410201
12/05CHA12550200
12/08POR18642012
Complete Game Log
Two Week Schedule
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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2013-14Minnesota6081811322749.811100.0599363.42864.8
2014-15Minnesota73219325951250.61616.719124478.37109.7
2015-16Minnesota82222030857953.262030.020524882.782710.1
2016-17Minnesota82265333266150.2164337.213616781.481610.0
2017-18Minnesota79133318638847.9196131.17910277.54705.9
2018-19Minnesota263545211445.641921.1283384.81365.2
TOTAL40295711250248150.44715031.369888778.732458.1
More Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2013-14Minnesota608183005.0390.7300.5500.854
2014-15Minnesota7321936098.31462.0711.01261.7126
2015-16Minnesota8222205857.11431.7941.1961.2140
2016-17Minnesota8226536477.91581.9881.1951.2107
2017-18Minnesota7913333604.6710.9450.6390.559
2018-19Minnesota263541044.0220.8120.5170.722
TOTAL402957126056.55791.43400.84231.1508
Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2017-18Minnesota57061833.32540.03475.0173.4
TOTAL57061833.32540.03475.0173.4
More Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2017-18Minnesota570183.640.820.440.81
TOTAL570183.640.820.440.81
College Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2010-11Louisville294516811061.8010.0285253.81645.7
2011-12Louisville40131214527652.51250.07310867.63649.1
2012-13Louisville33102612523453.4000.07311265.23239.8
TOTAL102278933862054.51333.317427264.08518.3
More College Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2010-11Louisville29451752.6190.7130.4561.927
2011-12Louisville4013122255.6421.1471.21283.280
2012-13Louisville3310261976.0662.0441.3832.559
TOTAL10227894974.91271.21041.02672.6166
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-11/252
Birthdate:
1/18/1990
Age:
28
Hometown:
Kebemer, Senegal
Team:
Minnesota Timberwolves
School:
Louisville
NBA Experience:
5