[blurb-title player='Keita Bates-Diop' team='MIN' pos='G/F'] [blurb-fact]Keita Bates-Diop finished Wednesday's preseason loss with 11 points (5-of-6 shooting), four rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes of work.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]The Wolves got obliterated in…
April 11, 2019, 1:04 amKeita Bates-Diop - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Keita Bates-Diop was kept quiet in Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, ending his rookie year with four points, seven rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes.
Bates-Diop was predictably buried on the bench until Ryan Saunders took over, but even then his averages of 5.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.4 triples per game (in 16.7 mpg) weren't much to write home about. If you squint you can see how KBD would be an interesting guy in a larger workload, but his top-350/330 per-game value only had him surfacing as a streamer or in extremely deep formats.
March 29, 2019, 6:44 pmTaj Gibson - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Taj Gibson (left calf strain) will not play on Friday vs. the Warriors.
This will be the fourth straight game missed for Gibson. Dario Saric, Keita Bates-Diop and Anthony Tolliver will all see an increased workload.
March 10, 2019, 11:10 pmKeita Bates-Diop - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Keita Bates-Diop started for Andrew Wiggins (quad) on Sunday against the Knicks and put up a career-high 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting.
He did a lot more than score in this one, as he added six rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and two triples. Fellow rookie Josh Okogie put up a nice defensive effort with three steals and three blocks. Bates-Diop is a great stream while Wiggins remains sidelined.
March 10, 2019, 6:25 pmKeita Bates-Diop - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Keita Bates-Diop will make another start on Sunday against the Knicks as Andrew Wiggins (quad) remains out.
KBD started on Saturday and logged 37 minutes, scoring 12 points to go along with five rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer. He's got late-round upside as long as he's starting, but this may be his last game doing so.
Source: Chris Hine on Twitter
March 9, 2019, 11:02 pmKeita Bates-Diop - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Keita Bates-Diop started for Andrew Wiggins (left quad contusion) on Saturday and delivered 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting with five rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and one steal in 37 minutes.
This was a decent showing from KBD, who has some short-term value in deep leagues while Wiggins is on the shelf.
March 9, 2019, 7:25 pmKeita Bates-Diop - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Keita Bates-Diop will start for Andrew Wiggins (left quad contusion) in Saturday's game against the Wizards.
Bates-Diop will officially make his first career NBA start tonight and could have his minutes in the 25 range or above. Leave him on the wire for now, until he shows that he can provide consistent production with the minutes the coaching staff will give him moving forward.
Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter
March 3, 2019, 9:25 pmKeita Bates-Diop - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Keita Bates-Diop saw a career-high 26 minutes of action and put up eight points, five rebounds and one block on 4-of-7 shooting in a loss to the Wizards on Sunday.
Bates-Diop will need to see minutes in the 20’s consistently and string together a few performances like this one before he becomes fantasy-relevant. Leave him on the wire unless he proves himself in the next few games.
January 25, 2019, 11:04 pmGorgui Dieng - C - 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
December 30, 2018, 5:08 pmKeita Bates-Diop - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Keita Bates-Diop (illness) will not play in Sunday's matchup with the Heat.
KBD isn't in Minnesota's rotation, so this only has an impact if this game were to get deep into garbage time. He's having a nice year in the G-League but the Wolves don't have any minutes available for him to develop against the top competition.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
December 30, 2018, 3:26 pmKeita Bates-Diop - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Keita Bates-Diop is questionable to play on Sunday because of an illness.
Bates-Diop isn't in the rotation at all, so hopefully he just doesn't get anyone else sick.
December 22, 2018, 11:38 amKeita Bates-Diop - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves have called up Keita Bates-Diop from the G-League on Saturday.
Diop has only appeared in two games for the Wolves with the last one being on November 4 so he is unlikely to factor into the rotation. The 48th overall pick is having a solid campaign in the G-League with 17.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 triples across 13 games.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
[blurb-title player='Keita Bates-Diop' team='MIN' pos='PF'] [blurb-fact]Second round pick Keita Bates-Diop scored 14 points and added four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in Friday's 83-71 win over the Nuggets.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Bates-Diop took (and missed)…
[blurb-title player='Keita Bates-Diop' team='MIN' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]Keita Bates-Diop managed 16 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Bates-Diop shot 7-of-19 from the field and 1-of-9…
[blurb-title player='Keita Bates-Diop' team='MIN' pos='SF'] [blurb-fact]Keita Bates-Diop lit up the Raptors on Sunday with 24 points and 11 rebounds in a 103-92 victory. [/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]The T-Wolves second-round pick was a scoring machine at Ohio State,…