November 2, 2017, 1:15 am
Gorgui Dieng received a season-high 25 minutes and answered accordingly, scoring 12 points and adding eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and a 3-pointer to help the Wolves to victory over the Pelicans on Wednesday night.
Dieng hasn’t gotten much run this season but he’s had five straight games of playing well with the time allotted to him. With Towns in foul trouble and struggling, Tom Thibodeau leaned on Dieng more and he answered the call. He’s been underwhelming in fantasy terms thus far and needs the playing time to be truly relevant.