November 24, 2017, 11:17 pm
Gorgui Dieng scored four points on 2-of-4 shooting with three rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Heat.
Dieng probably has nightmares of Tom Thibodeau at this point and he looks totally gun-shy out there. At one point, Thibs yelled at him to pass to Taj Gibson when the pass wasn’t even there and Dieng instinctively committed the turnover. Thibs proceeded to snarl during Dieng’s explanation and we’re almost convinced now that Dieng’s random benchings at the end of last year have morphed into a full-on doghouse. Of course, it’s not like Dieng just forgot how to play basketball and the wisdom of all of this is questionable at best, but that’s the situation right now. Barring a trade or injury, we’re not sure Dieng is long for Minnesota.