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Gorgui Dieng Averaging A Double-Double In The NBA Summer League

Photo | To be honest, I wasn’t exactly sure if former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng would be participating in the NBA summer league this year. After having a sensational finish to his rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, it’s fair to wonder how much Gorgui would really benefit from the summer league. As I’m sure you know, Dieng ended up playing with the...
Via The Cardinal Connect
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dieng finds strength in training in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS -- Perhaps the most endearing development as the Timberwolves' lackluster 2013-14 campaign drew to a close was the sudden emergence of rookie center Gorgui Dieng. With an opportunity born from injury, Dieng played his way onto the NBA all-rookie second team with a stellar concluding month. The No. 21 overall pick from Louisville averaged 12 points on 52.8 percent...
Via Fox Sports North
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng on hand to celebrate UofL baseball’s return to CWS

Among the spectators watching the deciding game of the University of Louisville vs. Kennesaw State Super Regional was Gorgui Dieng, an all-time UofL favorite now playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the National Basketball Association. He was there with his U.S. sponsor Lesley Thomas who worked with Dieng’s English-speaking family in Senegal four years ago to complete the...
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June 08, 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...
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

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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April 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

Gorgui Dieng Is Excited To Be With His New Team

Less than 24-hours after being drafted by the Utah Jazz and then abruptly traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Gorgui Dieng boarded a flight and headed to the Twin Cities to meet his new employer. Minnesota was in fact one of the few teams that did not have a workout with Dieng before the NBA Draft. Mark Remme of caught up with Dieng for a 1-on-1 interview on Friday...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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