September 30, 2017, 10:13 pm
Gorgui Dieng didn’t seem bothered by his bench role on Saturday, picking up 14 points and 12 rebounds in a win over the Lakers.
Dieng was supplanted in the starting five by Taj Gibson, who had a nice game himself. Dieng shot 7-for-12 but didn’t add anything else to his statline, which is concerning considering the value he derives from defensive numbers. This potential lineup switch will provide a hard cap on his value if it comes to pass and pushes the former Louisville Cardinal further towards the late rounds.