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August 2, 2020 08:01 PM
Grizzlies' Gorgui Dieng: DNP-CD vs. Spurs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng was a DNP-CD in Sunday's loss to the Spurs.

Taking advantage of some injuries, Dieng put together a strong run in February and March prior to the shutdown, but he has not played in either of the Grizzlies' first two games in Orlando. For now, the former Louisville standout appears to be outside of the regular rotation.

March 6, 2020 01:04 AM
Grizzlies' Gorgui Dieng: Posts 14 boards, two blocks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng posted six points (2-4 FG, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds and two blocks across 19 minutes during Wednesday's 118-79 victory over the Nets.

Dieng was excellent on the glass and on defense in limited action, helping hold off the Nets, who were on the second night of a back-to-back. With the performance, Dieng became just the second player over the past 10 years to post 14 boards and two blocks in 19 or fewer minutes -- the other being Salah Mejri in 2017. Over the past seven games, Dieng is averaging 9.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steal in 22.4 minutes, seeing extended run due to the absences of Jaren Jackson (knee) and Brandon Clarke (quadriceps).

March 3, 2020 10:44 AM
Grizzlies' Gorgui Dieng: Drops 17 against Hawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng finished with 17 points (6-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 10 boards, one assist, one block and one steal in 26 minutes of a 125-88 win against the Hawks on Monday.

This was his third double-double since the All-Star break; not coincidentally, it was also his second-highest minute total since coming to the Grizzlies in early February. Dieng is a second-unit option, but can put up numbers when given the opportunity.

February 27, 2020 05:20 AM
Grizzlies' Gorgui Dieng: Underwhelming in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng finished with 10 points (4-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 19 minutes during Wednesday's 140-112 loss to the Rockets.

Dieng has been one of the hottest pickups over the past few days but was unable to make the most of his emerging role. If you added him prior to this game, you would be well advised to hold given this was arguably the worst matchup thinkable for Dieng. The Grizzlies will host the Kings on Friday and we should look for Dieng to put up a much-improved performance in that one.

February 25, 2020 03:24 PM
Grizzlies' Gorgui Dieng: Double-doubles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng totaled 14 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, four blocks and one steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 124-97 loss to the Clippers.

Dieng played a team-high 28 minutes Monday as the injury list in Memphis continues to grow. Brandon Clarke (hip) was only able to play four minutes before leaving the game, affording Dieng with a nice opportunity to flaunt his wares. He has a proven ability to put up numbers whenever the playing time is there and until we get word on Clarke's injury, Dieng is worth adding in most competitive formats.

February 13, 2020 01:16 AM
Grizzlies' Gorgui Dieng: Stuffs stat sheet in 13 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng totaled seven points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 13 minutes during Wednesday's 111-104 win over the Trail Blazers.

Dieng put together a solid line in his Memphis debut, especially considering he saw the lowest minute total among the 10 Grizzlies who took the court in this one. Dieng has earned double-digit minutes in four straight games dating back to his time with the Timberwolves, but he's unlikely to warrant much attention beyond deeper leagues barring a bunch of injuries.

February 9, 2020 02:08 PM
Grizzlies' Gorgui Dieng: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng isn't listed on the Grizzlies' injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Wizards.

Though Dieng looks like he'll be available off the bench Sunday, he might not make his Grizzlies debut until later in the week. Per Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic, Dieng hadn't joined the team as of Saturday and didn't have the benefit of going through a practice or shootaround with the team, so coach Taylor Jenkins may be reluctant to use the big man outside of an emergency.

February 7, 2020 01:44 PM
Grizzlies' Gorgui Dieng: Unavailable Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng (not injury related) won't play Friday at Philadelphia, Anthony Sain of Sports Illustrated reports.

Dieng was acquired by the Grizzlies from the Timberwolves on Thursday but won't make his debut with the team Friday. The 30-year-old averaged 13.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 17 starts for Minnesota, but he worked in a reserve role when Karl-Anthony Towns was healthy. Dieng's next chance to suit up will be Sunday against the Wizards.

February 6, 2020 09:04 PM
Grizzlies' Gorgui Dieng: Dealt to Grizzlies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng was traded from the Timberwolves to the Grizzlies on Thursday in exchange for James Johnson, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

The Timberwolves continue to stay active ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, moving Dieng to Memphis shortly after acquiring D'Angelo Russell from the Warriors in a blockbuster deal. Dieng, who is averaging 7.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 16.9 minutes this season, should provide the Grizzlies with depth at center behind Jonas Valanciunas.

January 26, 2020 05:04 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Playing time falls off cliff
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng logged six minutes and produced zero points (0-3 FG, 0-3 3Pt) and two rebounds Saturday in the Timberwolves' 113-104 loss to the Thunder.

While Karl-Anthony Towns was sidelined due to a knee injury and an illness for a 15-game stretch, Dieng established himself as a must-roster fantasy option from mid-December through mid-January, averaging 12.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.8 three-pointers, 1.3 steals and 0.9 blocks in 26.5 minutes during his run on the top unit. Predictably, Dieng's value has dwindled considerably in the six games since Towns rejoined the lineup. Dieng hasn't received more than 20 minutes in any of those contests, reaching double figures in points just once and maxing out at seven rebounds. Those who took a wait-and-see approach with Dieng following Towns' return can feel free to cut bait now.

January 17, 2020 05:40 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Will come off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng, with Karl-Anthony Towns (knee/illness) making his return and starting, will come off the bench Friday against the Pacers, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Dieng's 15-game run as a starter has come to a close, and with it, probably most of his fantasy value. In his 19 games off the bench this season, he's averaged 3.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 11.6 minutes.

January 15, 2020 11:44 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Another double-double in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng turned in 15 points (7-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and one block in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 104-99 loss to the Pacers.

Dieng drew another start with Karl-Anthony Towns (knee/illness) still sidelined and posted his sixth double-double in the last 13 tilts. With Towns reportedly recovered from his knee injury and now merely trying to shake off the illness, it's possible Dieng will head back to the bench for Friday's rematch versus the Pacers. If not though, Dieng will likely make for a solid option in daily leagues yet again.

January 10, 2020 01:48 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Posts another double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng had 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3PT), 10 rebounds, two steals and one block in 17 minutes during Thursday's 116-102 win over the Blazers.

Despite being a starter, Dieng failed to crack the 20-minute mark for the first time since becoming a starter 12 games ago. He still produced at a high level, and he now he has two double-doubles in his last three games, and three over his last six contests. He should remain a must-roster player as long as Karl-Anthony Towns remains sidelined due to injury.

January 8, 2020 10:56 AM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Lacks efficiency against Grizzlies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng had 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-6 3PT, 2-3 FT), four assists, two rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes during Tuesday's 119-112 loss at Memphis.

Dieng has started each of Minnesota's last 11 games due to Karl-Anthony Towns' injury problems and he is averaging close to a double-double -- 13.5 points and 9.3 rebounds -- over that span. Dieng's upside will remain fairly high as long as he remains as a starter, and he has scored 10 or more points in four of his last five contests.

January 6, 2020 01:36 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Double-doubles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng managed 22 points (8-10 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, six assists and four blocks in 29 minutes during Sunday's 118-103 victory over Cleveland.

Dieng had yet another dominant performance, making the most of an understrength Cavaliers frontcourt. Over the past two weeks, Dieng is unbelievably the 11th ranked player in nine-category leagues. He has always had the ability to be a consistent top-50 player; however, rarely sees enough court time. Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) has missed the last 10 games which has afforded Dieng multiple opportunities to produce. Towns appears to be getting closer to playing again, but until there's a definitive date for his return, Dieng is a clear must-roster player.

December 31, 2019 12:12 AM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Hauls in 20 rebounds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng delivered 11 points (4-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 20 rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block in 33 minutes during Monday's 122-115 overtime win versus the Nets.

Dieng finished one board shy of matching his career high while logging his third double-double across his last five appearances. Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) has missed seven straight games, and Dieng can be expected to continue drawing starts for as long as the team's franchise player remains sidelined.

December 27, 2019 01:32 AM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Polished performance Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng managed 21 points (7-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 15 rebounds, two steals and one block in 41 minutes during Thursday's 105-104 victory over the Kings.

Dieng continues to do his best Karl-Anthony Towns impression, helping the Timberwolves to a much-needed victory. He finished with a team-high 21 points and 15 rebounds and has been a must-roster player over the past two weeks. In that period he is putting up third-round production, something he has always had the ability to do. As long as Towns (knee) is out, Dieng shouldn't be on any waiver wires.

December 24, 2019 07:48 AM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Nears double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng had 11 points (4-8 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block in 30 minutes during Monday's 113-104 loss at Golden State.

Dieng has started each of Minnesota's last four games where Karl-Anthony Towns has been sidelined, and he has looked productive for the most part with averages of 14.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and a 47.4 percent from deep over that span. His upside moving forward will depend heavily on what happens with Towns, but he should remain a decent fantasy asset as long as he remains in the starting lineup.

December 21, 2019 01:40 AM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Scores 18 points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng had 18 points (6-11 FG, 4-6 3PT, 2-4 FT), six rebounds and one block in 24 minutes during Friday's 109-100 loss at Denver.

Dieng started for the second straight games and tied his season-best mark when it comes to scoring. His fantasy value will depend on whether Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) returns to action Saturday against Portland, as he wouldn't be a strong play if he's forced to return to the bench.

December 18, 2019 11:52 PM
Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng: Drops 13 points in spot-start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dieng produced 13 points (5-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 107-99 loss to the Pelicans.

Dieng shifted into the starting lineup with Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) ruled out prior to tipoff. Dieng was ok in his 24 minutes but was certainly not the DFS play people had been hoping for. Towns is typically very reluctant to miss time and so could be back as soon as Friday against the Nuggets. If, however, he is forced to miss time, Dieng would likely find himself in the starting lineup once again and is worth considering for streaming purposes.

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