The Wolves got bogged down in drama, taking a step back while incorporating some new faces
April 11, 2019, 1:19 amGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng started again on Wednesday night and had a nice game with 18 points (8-of-20 shooting), 11 rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers.
Dieng finished his season with top-100 value over the last week or so, but spending so much time as a pure backup center behind Karl-Anthony Towns means he only came away with top-240/220 value in 8/9-cat leagues. Dieng did get into 75 games and finish inside the top-200 in terms of total value, but that was a very slow grind with just 13.3 mpg. He'd be an easy middle-round guy if he landed on another roster next season but that contract makes it tough to envision.
April 5, 2019, 10:35 pmGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng continued on his end-of-season explosion trail on Friday as he dropped 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 22 minutes.
"Better late than never" as they say and so goes Dieng as 2018-19 winds to a close. He's been a top-100 asset over the last week is currently worth a pickup for a boost in big-man stats.
April 2, 2019, 12:22 amGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng scored 18 points in 16 minutes on 7-of-8 field goals with a three, a steal and a block in Monday's home loss to the Blazers.
Dieng has been getting minutes in the teens with Taj Gibson out. And while he doesn't need much time to put up a usable fantasy line, the 15 minutes per game that he's been getting isn't enough to help anywhere except in field goal percentage in a standard league.
March 30, 2019, 12:27 amGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng only needed 22 minutes to post 14 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block as the Wolves outlasted the Warriors in overtime on Friday.
Dieng had his best game of the season and also posted a +13 in his 22 minutes, stepping up big on a night where Karl-Anthony Towns struggled with foul trouble. Unfortunately, Dieng rarely sees enough playing time to be a consistent fantasy option though that could change if a calf strain forces Taj Gibson to miss the rest of the season for the tanking Wolves.
March 22, 2019, 4:41 pmTaj GibsonF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Taj Gibson (left calf strain) is being listed as questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.
Gibson missed his last contest with the calf strain and though he’s a trooper, there’s a chance the Wolves hold him out or shut him down seeing as they’re out of the playoff hunt. If that ends up the reality, Gorgui Dieng would make a nice add though the Wolves don’t have a great schedule going forward.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
February 25, 2019, 10:49 amGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng (personal) was not listed on the NBA report ahead of Monday's game versus the Kings.
Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to make his return as well. Look for Dieng to share some of the backup center minutes with Taj Gibson.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 22, 2019, 6:08 pmKarl-Anthony TownsF/C, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns is in the league’s concussion protocol and will not play on Friday vs. the Knicks.
KAT was involved in a car accident on Thursday and the Wolves are putting him through the concussion protocol to make sure there are no lingering effects. It’s also notable that this is the first game he’ll miss in his whole career. Look for Dario Saric and Taj Gibson to have good games since Gorgui Dieng (personal) is also out. Both are DFS options.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
February 21, 2019, 3:32 pmGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng (personal) will miss Friday's game against the Knicks.
Dieng would've been an interesting player to watch had he been moved at the deadline, but no dice. His absence won't mean much for fantasy players.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
January 31, 2019, 12:11 amGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng put up 10 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 22 minutes of Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies.
The trade deadline approaches so we'll know within the next two weeks whether or not Dieng is going to be worth rostering in standard fantasy leagues this year. A deal might plop a middle-round player onto your waiver wire, so don't sleep on Dieng. This line is pretty easy for him with the playing time being the only missing ingredient.
January 27, 2019, 6:36 pmGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng (left hip contusion) is available to play for Sunday's game against the Jazz.
This was as expected, so no breaking news here. Expect the normal rotation from the Wolves' frontcourt.
January 26, 2019, 7:15 pmGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng (left hip contusion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game.
Dieng left Friday's game with the injury, but is not expected to miss any time. The Wolves' frontcourt should stay the same, at least until the trade deadline.
January 25, 2019, 11:04 pmGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng left Friday’s game with a left hip contusion and will not return.
Dieng finished Friday’s game with eight points, four rebounds and an assist in 12 minutes off the bench. If Dieng has to miss any time which seems likely, we could see more Keita Bates-Diop but it’s more likely Taj Gibson gets more run backing up Karl-Anthony Towns while Dario Saric fills in at power forward.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
January 2, 2019, 8:55 amGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
According to league sources, the Wolves have gauged the trade market again on Gorgui Dieng.
The former Louisville big is averaging just 5.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in 13 minutes per game. He is due to make $33.5 millions for the next 2 seasons and Minnesota is rightfully having a hard time finding any takers. Dieng is not going to have any value in Minnesota as long as Tom Thibodeau is in charge but a potential move could help him become a fantasy asset once again.
Source: The Athletic
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