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Wolves' center Dieng has strong showing at FIBA World Cup

In the floodplain of the Guadalquivir, Spain's second-longest river, Gorgui Dieng continued his basketball ascent. This time, it came on the international stage. Dieng and his Senegalese countrymen's run at the 2014 FIBA World Cup ended Saturday with an 89-56 lost to Timberwolves teammate Ricky Rubio and the host nation in the first round of bracketed tournament play. It...
Via Fox Sports North
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Players generating the most buzz at FIBA World Cup

The FIBA World Cup is nearing the end of the group phase as the teams wrap up their five games in six day tour of their groups. The knockout stages will be starting soon and the pressure will ratchet up. At that point, only the best teams and the best players remain. A lot of the names we would be familiar with. These early games are big for the scouts. It is time to find untapped...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 reasons why Gorgui Dieng will be a future All-Star

It might not happen this year, but there are multiple reasons why it is only a matter of time before Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves becomes an All-Star center. Dieng hails from Senegal, and was drafted 21st overall in the 2013 NBA draft after playing three years of college basketball at the University of Louisville. He has only played one year for the Timberwolves, but ...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Senegal Stuns Croatia in FIBA World Cup

Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng led the Senegal Men’s National team to a major FIBA World Cup upset over a well-respected Croatian squad, 77-75. Dieng led the Senegalese squad with 28 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks. This is a game after an 18 point, 13 rebound performance in a win over Puerto Rico. The Croatian team is touted with NBA talent such as 2014 Philadelphia...
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng Will Represent Senegal In The 2014 FIBA World Cup

Photo: Former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng finished off his rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves in tremendous fashion. After spending the first half of the season on the bench, Dieng received much more action int he second half and made the most of it, to say the least. He was named to the NBA All Rookie Second Team. Dieng followed that up with a great...
Via The Cardinal Connect
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Dieng lands on NBA All-Rookie team's second unit

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gorgui Dieng's stoic, head-down rookie surge has been officially recognized. A 125-member panel of NBA media selected the Timberwolves center to the league's 2013-14 all-rookie second team, honoring his late-season contributions that helped him go from bench-warming rookie to effective starting center. Starting 15 of Minnesota's final 18 games, he averaged...
Via Fox Sports North
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves season report card: Gorgui Dieng

  This is the sixth in a 14-part series evaluating each Timberwolves player's performance during the 2013-14 season. Find the entire series here.   In his NBA debut, Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng played 14 minutes, 25 seconds, went 0-for-1 from the floor and 0-for-4 from the foul stripe, didn't record a rebound and picked up four personal fouls. By the end, he'd...
Via Fox Sports North
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves center Dieng earns Western Conference rookie of the month

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gorgui Dieng sure wasn't in line for many in-season or postseason honors through the first four months of his rookie campaign. But a recent surge has the Timberwolves center earning league-wide recognition and may just earn him a spot on the NBA's all-rookie team. Dieng was announced Tuesday as the Western Conference's rookie of the month for March. The...
Via Fox Sports North
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng; Elite Trade Bait

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng; Elite Trade Bait By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Don’t look now, but Gorgui Dieng is playing better than any rookie in the NBA. He is just starting to receive real minutes and is playing All Star caliber basketball. No, seriously. Even though they have Nikola Pekovic who is one of the 5 best centers in the NBA, Dieng is proving...
Via HoopStuff
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Gorgui Dieng’s Ruthless Rejection While Kevin Ware returned to the court last night for the first time in 220 days, his former teammate Gorgui Dieng was handling his business in the NBA. Dieng hasn’t had a whole lot of production in his first few games with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he has seen action in three of the team’s first five games. Dieng got some significant minutes in the first half of...
Via The Cardinal Connect
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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