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5 Gorgui Dieng C
Height/Weight: 6-11/233 | Birthdate: 1/18/1990 | Birthplace: Kebemer, Senegal | Team: Minnesota Timberwolves | College: Louisville | NBA Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 87/55 | Average Draft Position: 134.40
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Timberwolves C Gorgui Dieng posts 15-16 line vs. 76ers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng scored a season-high 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting while racking up a season-high 16 rebounds in his team's 85-77 loss to the 76ers Wednesday.

The Timberwolves became the first team to drop a game to the 76ers this season, but Dieng performed admirably, playing a season-high 41 minutes with Nikola Pekovic out. He also managed two assists and two steals in the loss, which dropped the Timberwolves to 4-13. They'll look to bounce back Friday against the Rockets.


Timberwolves C Gorgui Dieng doubles up vs. Kings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng scored 12 points on 5 of 10 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds in his team's 113-101 loss to the Kings Saturday.

It was just the second double-double of the season for Dieng, though he did manage 10 rebounds Friday as well while scoring nine points. His 12 points and 10 rebounds both matched season highs. Dieng also managed two steals, two blocks and one assist in 39 minutes Saturday. He'll look to build on the solid performance Wednesday against Milwaukee.


Dieng to start for Timberwolves with Pekovic (wrist) sidelined


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said center Nikola Pekovic suffered a sprained wrist in Saturday's game against the Mavs and will be out until at least next week, according to The Star Tribune. Center Gorgui Dieng will start in Pekovic's absence.

Pekovic is expected to miss games Wednesday (vs. New York), Friday (vs. San Antonio) and Saturday (vs. Sacramento).


Timberwolves C Gorgui Dieng doubles up vs. Magic


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng scored 11 points on 5 of 9 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds in his team's 112-103 overtime loss to the Magic Friday.

Dieng played 25 minutes off the bench while setting a season high in both points and rebounds en route to his first double-double. He also chipped in two blocks, two steals and one assist. While he's unlikely to find consistent production in a reserve role, Dieng will look for another nice performance Saturday against the Heat.


Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng expected to return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng is expected to return Wednesday against the Grizzlies.

Dieng has a right thumb contusion. X-rays came back negative on the injury, and Dieng is expected to return. Dieng hit his only shot in seven minutes before leaving. 


T-Wolves coach expects Gorgui Dieng to be a more confident player


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said he expects to see a more confident player in center Gorgui Dieng in 2014-15, especially on the offensive end of the court, per The Star Tribune. Dieng averaged 4.8 points per game as a rookie in 2013-14.

"He’s more confident in what he’s doing," Saunders said. "He’s a little more assertive offensively. He’s just going to look more comfortable when he’s out there. The leap [from the first season to the second season] is astronomical."


Gorgui Dieng grabs 17 boards vs. Grizzlies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng put up another monster performance in the paint on Monday, securing his fourth double-double in a 109-92 loss to the Grizzlies.

Dieng scored 5 of 10 from the floor, and 1 of 2 from the free throw line. He grabbed 17 boards, seven of which came from the offensive end of the glass. He also chipped in with one assists and one steal while logging 37 minutes of game action.

All four of his double-doubles have come over his last five games. He is averaging 12.2 points and 13.8 rebounds over that span.

Gorgui Dieng posts third straight double-double with 22-21 line


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng got the starting nod for the third consecutive game on Thursday, posting his third straight double-double with a dominant 22-21 line -- all career highs -- in a 129-106 loss to the Rockets.

Dieng shot 6 of 16 from the floor, and got the the free throw line 11 times, converting 10 of his attempts from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with four assists and one steal while logging 38 minutes of game action.

Dieng is filling in for an injured Nikola Pekovic (ankle), and is expected to return to the bench once Pekovic is healthy. Dieng is averaging 14.7 points and 14.3 rebounds over his last three games.

Gorgui Dieng suffers facial contusion, questionable to return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng suffered a facial contusion in Tuesday's game against the Lakers and is questionable to return, the team announced.

Deng played eight minutes before exiting with the injury, scoring four points and tallying three rebounds, two steals and one block.


Gorgui Dieng seeing some minutes


by Gary Parrish | College Basketball Insider
(1/18/2014) With the Timberwolves up big, reserve center Gorgui Dieng received some rare playing time Saturday against the Bucks.

Appearing in his third game in the last four, Dieng played 10 minutes, his highest total in more than a month. He scored four points on 2 of 2 shooting, with four rebounds and one block in the 98-72 win.

Dieng has appeared in just 22 of the team's 40 games this season, averaging 1.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. 


Gorgui Dieng struggling for playing time


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2013) Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng's role continues to be inconsistent, as he did not see the floor Monday against the Pacers. He has played in just nine of the team's first 16 games, despite the injury to Ronny Turiaf.

Dieng is averaging 1.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game in his rookie season.  


Gorgui Dieng has yet to score field goal in four games


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2013) Timberwolves rookie center Gorgui Dieng played three minutes in Sunday's win over the Lakers but went 0 for 1, leaving him with just one point scored in four appearances this season.

Dieng had been a fouling machine through his first three games, committing 10 fouls in 23 minutes of play. However, the rookie didn't commit a single foul Sunday while grabbing two rebounds.