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GORGUI DIENG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gorgui Dieng has perfect response to troll by Karl-Anthony Towns

Two of college basketball’s premiere programs met on Saturday with Kentucky getting the better of Louisville 75-73 at Rupp Arena. With the Wildcats producing numerous NBA players in recent years, one of them took the opportunity to gloat. However, the response he received was one he probably wasn’t expecting. Karl-Anthony Towns played in last year’s game between Louisville...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns taunts teammate Gorgui Dieng on Twitter after Kentucky's win

Update: Dieng does have Towns one-upped in one respect: he won a national championship at Louisville in 2013, while the Wildcats fell two wins shy of one in Towns’ one year in Lexington. Dieng reminded the budding star about that when he responded to his tweet. Let me know if you wanna see what champoinship ring look like my son @KarlTowns — Gorgui Dieng (@GorguiDieng) December...
Via College Spun
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside's defense as of late: great or overrated?

Hassan Whiteside has been very entertaining to watch this NBA season, and his recent dominance on defense has not gone unnoticed. The Miami Heat center is a favorite to win the Defensive Player of the Year award, and is averaging an incredible 4 blocks per game, the highest average since Dikembe Mutombo during the 1995-96 season. He currently has 38 more blocks on the year than...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 25, 2015  |  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 ...
Via isportsweb.com
September 02, 2014  |  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 12 points...
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 played himself...
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 6-foot-11,...
Via Fox Sports North
April 01, 2014  |  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...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng Recorded His First Career Double-Double Last Night

At this time last year, former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng was gearing up for the Cards 2013 national championship run. On Sunday evening, Gorgs put together his best career NBA performance with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wins have been hard to come by for the T-Wolves this season, but in a 104-102 win over Sacramento, Dieng played an integral role. In 37 minutes of action,...
Via The Cardinal Connect
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng a work in progress, but already strong defender

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gorgui Dieng was the last Timberwolvesplayer to exit the team's pregame shootaround Wednesday.Before leaving the Target Center floor, the rookie centerengaged in a lengthy discussion surrounded by general manager Milt Newton andassistant coaches Terry Porter, T.R. Dunn, David Adelman and Jack Sikma. Theiremphasis during the type of conversation that's become commonplace...
Via Fox Sports North
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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