Video: Gorgui Dieng’s Game Winner Against The Houston Rockets

LM Etro |Associated Press Former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng’s rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves keeps getting better and better. After basically being a non factor for Minnesota for the first half of the season, Dieng has been on an absolute tear in the past month. Gorgs was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March after recording multiple double...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng Is Eager To Represent Senegal

Jim Mone – Associated Press Former Louisville big man, Gorgui Dieng, has been tearing it up recently in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves.  Gourgui has averaged a double-double in his last ten games as the T-Wolves interim starting center.  Making the most of his NBA opportunity has gotten Gorgs some long deserved respect in basketball circles.  Dieng was recently named...
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Basketball Without Borders has helped grow the game, as Dieng can attest

MINNEAPOLIS --Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton remembers the former Gorgui Dieng. That'd be the lanky Senegalese kid with a wingspan of more than 7 feet who, at one point, didn't understand the concept of goaltending. Even in college, he couldn't grasp why his freshman season ended when Louisville fell in the Sweet 16. The old Gorgui sometimes appeared awkward...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng Named Western Conference Rookie Of The Month

LM Otero – Associated Press Throughout the past few weeks we’ve been keeping you in the loops on former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng’s success this past month with the Minnesota Timberwolves. After not playing much at all prior to the All Star break, Dieng became a double-double machine for the T-Wolves, while starting center Nikola Pekovic was injured. On Tuesday evening...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng Is The NBA’s Best Rookie

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng Is The NBA’s Best Rookie By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Everyone knows that Michael Carter Williams will be the Rookie of the Year and that Victor Oladipo and Trey Burke are the only players who come close to him statistically, but if you have looked at the advanced stats and the efficiency of these players, you would come...
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18 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Thursday: Dieng brings swagger to Minnesota's frontcourt

MINNEAPOLIS -- Fairly reserved on the exterior, Gorgui Dieng gives off the impression of a quiet rookie going humbly about his Yeoman's business. "I'm nothing compared to this basketball team," Dieng said Wednesday after posting his fifth double-double in six starts. But the Timberwolves teammates that have spent this season growing close to him know better. Beneath...
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23 days ago  |  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...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng On A Tear In Minnesota

LM Otero – Associated Press At this time last year, former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng was helping guide the Cards to their third national championship in school history. These days Dieng is helping hold down the paint for the Minnesota Timberwolves. After a very slow start to his rookie season, Dieng has been playing very well as of late. Minnesota starting center Nikola Pekovic...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball Week 22: Gorgui Dieng leads New Faces

Who is Gorgui Dieng?  The 24 year old rookie has gotten starts, burn and shots with Nikola Pekovic out.  On Saturday, Dieng posted a Kevin Love-like line of 22/21/4 and was 10 for 11 from the free throw line against Houston when they opted to put all their effort in the paint into stopping Love.  He had averaged 11/11 with a high FG% his previous 2, and with Pekovic out Sunday...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

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