Gorgui Dieng
PF/C MIN
4 weeks ago

Dieng scored 12 points with five rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 24 minutes in Wednesday's loss at San Antonio.

EDGE Analysis

Dieng got the most time of any backup off the bench with the Spurs mostly using a big lineup, but his performance continues the spark he showed in the preseason. He averaged just 16.9 minutes per game last year with the T-Wolves acquiring Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. However, that playing time could increase this season if head coach Tom Thibodeau uses his starters less. However, Thibodeau rarely depends on his bench and Dieng will battle Anthony Tolliver off the bench for playing time most nights.

Gorgui Dieng
PF/C MIN
1 month ago

Dieng totaled 11 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), and seven rebounds in 19 minutes during Sunday's 125-107 preseason loss to the Bucks.

EDGE Analysis

Dieng is in one of the more frustrating fantasy position of any player in the league. As a guy who has top 50 upside, his role on the team over the course of the 2017-18 season was one of bewilderment. Talks are that the Timberwolves are looking to offload his contract as part of the Jimmy Butler deal but so far a deal has not been reached. If he manages to land in a favorable spot he could certainly return to the player he was only two seasons ago. At this stage, however, he has no standard league value and is only worth a look in deeper formats in the hope the winds of change strike lucky for the big man from Senegal.

Gorgui Dieng
PF/C MIN
2 months ago

Dieng contributed six points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt), eight rebounds, two steals, two blocked shots and an assist over 19 minutes in Saturday's 114-110 preseason win over the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

Dieng will serve as the Wolves' center in the second unit behind Karl-Anthony Towns. It's unlikely that you'll see Dieng out-rebound the rest of the team as he did on Friday, and at the moment he holds minimal fantasy value.

Gorgui Dieng
PF/C MIN
7 months ago

Dieng recorded six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal during Thursday's 100-96 loss to the Nuggets.

EDGE Analysis

Despite seeing just 15 minutes of action, Dieng played well off the bench and contributed with tallies in many statistical categories. The former Louisville Cardinal is adding 5.9 points and 4.5 rebounds this season, which are both drastically declines from 10.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game last year.

Gorgui Dieng
PF/C MIN
8 months ago

Dieng had 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes during Saturday's 120-108 loss to the 76ers.

EDGE Analysis

Dieng, along with the other bench players, saw some additional playing time Saturday. The first unit was blown out resulting in the second unit playing basically the entire fourth quarter. Dieng has shown previously what he can do when he is given a decent amount of playing time so this production comes as no surprise. Owners would need to see this again before running to grab him off the waivers.

Gorgui Dieng
PF/C MIN
9 months ago

Dieng accounted for 10 points (3-7 FG, 4-4 FT) and six rebounds across 22 minutes in Monday's 118-100 win over the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Dieng's scoring and rebounding totals both paced the second unit, and the former tally equaled his best in 10 February contests. The fifth-year big man has particularly been a steady force on the glass during the current month, hauling in at least five boards in six contests despite averaging a modest 15.7 minutes. While his limited playing time significantly caps his overall fantasy value, Dieng retains some appeal for those in very deep formats needing a bit of scoring and rebounding help at the end of their roster.

Gorgui Dieng
PF/C MIN
9 months ago

Dieng had 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 16 minutes during Wednesday's 140-138 overtime loss to the Cavaliers.

EDGE Analysis

Dieng remains a modest source of scoring and rebounding, but he has seen 20-plus minutes in only 18 of his 54 appearances this season. He hasn't seen so few minutes since his rookie campaign, in which he still mustered up more boards (5.0) and blocks (0.8) while playing 13.6 minutes per game than he is here in 2017-18.

Gorgui Dieng
PF/C MIN
10 months ago

Dieng finished with 11 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds and two assists across 26 minutes in Monday's 127-99 win over the Cavaliers.

EDGE Analysis

Dieng has seen his playing time dip dramatically this season while transitioning to a full-time bench role behind starting power forward Taj Gibson, but the Louisville big man is in the midst of one of his best stretches of the campaign. With 10.2 points (on 60.6 percent shooting), 4.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 20.8 minutes per game over his last five outings, Dieng could warrant a pickup in deeper settings, though it will take an injury to Gibson or Karl-Anthony Towns for him to gain more universal appeal.

Gorgui Dieng
PF/C MIN
10 months ago

Dieng scored 17 points with four rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes in Sunday's win over the Lakers.

EDGE Analysis

Dieng got more playing time off the bench than usual amid a blowout win. Dieng has seen a sharp decline in minutes (18.0 per game this season vs. 32.4 last year) with the addition of Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. With head coach Tom Thibodeau giving few minutes to his bench, Dieng won't get more than 20 minutes per game without an injury to a starter.

Gorgui Dieng
PF/C MIN
11 months ago

Dieng registered 10 points (2-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal across 23 minutes in Saturday's 115-106 victory over the Suns.

EDGE Analysis

Dieng's points came exclusively from beyond the arc or at the charity stripe. With Karl Anthony-Towns playing ahead of Dieng, all the team could ask for from the backup center is a game where he stuffs the stat sheet, like Saturday night's. His play is far too inconsistent to be worthy of a roster spot in most leagues.