Gorgui Dieng

#5C

Gorgui

Dieng

2017 - 18 MPGFG%3P%FT%PPGRPGAPGBPG
SEASON 17.7 50.4 21.7 75.6 6.5 4.8 1.3 0.2
CAREER STATS 25.8 51.1 31.2 78.4 8.7 7 1.6 1.2

HEIGHT

6 ft11 in

/ 2.11m

WEIGHT

251 lbs

/ 113.9kg

LATEST VIDEOS

0021700401 PHI MIN DIENG BLOCK Q1

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot drives to the basket for a layup but has his shot emphatically swatted down by Gorgui Dieng.

0021700388 DAL MIN DIENG STEAL SLAM Q3

Gorgui Dieng tips away the Mavericks inbounds pass and takes it down the floor for a two-handed slam.

0021700362 min lac Recap

Karl Anthony-Towns leads the the Timberwolves with 21 points and 12 rebounds, Jimmy Butler adds 19 points as Minnesota defeats the Clippers.

0021700324 MIN OKC RECAP

Paul George drops 36 points and 9 assists as the Thunder outlast the Timberwolves 111-107. Steven Adams scored a career-high for Oklahoma City with 27 points in the win.

0021700288 PHX MIN RECAP

Karl-Anthony Towns records a game-high 32 points and 12 rebounds as the Timberwolves beat the Suns 119-108. Mike James scored 26 points off the bench for Phoenix in the loss.

0021700272 MIA MIN DIENG LAYUP Q1

Andrew Wiggins gets a nice pass to Gorgui Dieng for the and-one layup.

0021700143 CHA MIN DIENG DUNK Q4

Jamal Crawford goes behind the back and finds Gorgui Dieng for the alley-oop.

0021700143 CHA MIN DIENG OOP Q1 WSC

Jeff Teague tosses it up to Gorgui Dieng for the alley-oop dunk.

0021700011 min sas recap

Big man LaMarcus Aldridge has a big night with 25 points and 10 rebounds in the Spurs 107-99 win over the Timberwolves. Andrew Wiggins scored 26 points in the loss.

0011700002 MIN LAL RECAP

Shabazz Muhammad scores 22 points and Taj Gibson adds 18 as the Timberwolves defeat the Lakers 108-99.

0021601224 min hou RECAP

James Harden collects a triple double in the Rockets win over the Timberwolves, 123-118

0021601213 OKC MIN dieng dunk 3rd

Ricky Rubio grabs the board and delivers a nice no-look pass to Gorgui Dieng for the flush.

0021601213 OKC MIN deing dunk 1st

Andrew Wiggins backs down and fires a pass down low to Gorgui Dieng for the jam.

0021601202 min lal RECAP

Despite huge games from Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, D'Angelo Russell is the hero for the Lakers, nailing a shooter's roll buzzer-beating triple to give Los Angeles the win over the Timberwolves.

0021601202 min lal dieng dunk 3rd

Gorgui Dieng takes the nice touch-pass from Karl-Anthony Towns and slams it down.

0021601202 min lal dieng block 1st

Gorgui Dieng denies Brandon Ingram with authority.

0021601162 min gsw recap

Klay Thompson scores 41 points, Stephen Curry adds 19 and Golden State takes care Minnesota at home.

0021600940 por min recap

Andrew Wiggins scores 34 points and grabs 12 boards as the Timberwolves defeat the Blazers, 110-109.

0021601123 lal min recap

Ricky Rubio scores a career-high 33 points with 10 assists, Karl-Anthony Towns drops 32 points with nine boards and Andrew Wiggins adds 27 as Minnesota takes care of Los Angeles.

0021601104 min ind recap

Karl-Anthony Towns scores 37 points with 12 rebounds to lead Minnesota's rally late in the fourth quarter, as they edge the Pacers, 115-114.


PLAYER BIO

Professional History

2013-14 SEASON:
Closed his rookie NBA campaign on the upswing, highlighted by being named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March... Saw action in 60 games overall, including 33 of the final 35; he averaged 4.8 ppg and and 5.0 rpg (in 13.6 mpg) while shooting 49.8% from the floor and 63.4% from the FT line... Started 15 of the final 18 contests, averaging 12.0 ppg and 11.3 rpg in 30.2 mpg and hitting 52.8% (84-for-159) from the floor in those 18 while collecting nine double-doubles... Hit the game-winning shot with :04.6 left Apr. 11 vs. Houston, capping a 12-point, 20-rebound performance... Became the fifth player in Wolves history to record a 20-point/20-rebound game Mar. 20 at Houston (22 pts/21 reb), joining Kevin Garnett, Tom Gugliotta, Al Jefferson and Kevin Love... He's also just the fourth NBA rookie in the past 20 years to accomplish that feat (Joe Smith, Tim Duncan, DeJuan Blair)... Also dealt a season-high four assists in the Mar. 20 game at Houston... Made his first start Mar. 16 vs. Sacramento; the five blocks tied a team season best... Signed to a two-year contract on July 13... Acquired from Utah (along with Shabazz Muhammad) in exchange for Trey Burke in a draft-night transaction on June 27; he was selected by the Jazz in the 1st round (21st overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Acquired by the Timberwolves on draft night (June 27, 2013) along with the draft rights to Shabazz Muhammad (14th overall) from the Utah Jazz in exchange for the draft rights to Trey Burke (9th overall)... Selected by the Utah Jazz with the 21st overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.

INTERNATIONAL NOTES:
Totaled 16 points, 11 rebounds and five steals and hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in leading Senegal to a 66-65 victory over Team USA Midwest in the 2009 Nike Global Challenge in Oregon on Aug. 8, 2009.

COLLEGE:
2012-13: BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and an All-BIG EAST first team selection... Averaged 8.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots in six NCAA Tournament games.... An All-Midwest Region selection... Narrowly missed a triple-double in the BIG EAST Championship title game vs. Syracuse with nine points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight assists... Scored a career-high 23 points against Seton Hall (10-of-11 FG), adding eight rebounds and three blocked shots (2/23/13)... In league games only, he led in the BIG EAST Conference in rebounding (10.8 rpg) and was second in blocked shots (2.8 bpg)... In overall statistics, he ranked second in the BIG EAST Conference and 29th nationally in rebounding (9.4 rpg), and third in the league and 24th nationally in blocked shots (2.5)... His 9.4 rebounding average was the highest in 19 years (since Clifford Rozier in 1993-94, 11.1 rpg)... 2011-12: Led the BIG EAST and was eighth nationally in blocked shots (3.2 per game), was third in the league in rebounding (9.1; 45th in the nation) and seventh in field goal percentage (.525)... His 128 blocked shots as a sophomore were a new Louisville single season record... He swatted six shots three times (vs. Memphis, Kentucky, Seton Hall) and seven on three occasions (vs. St. John's, Rutgers, Michigan St.)... Had 11 double-doubles as a sophomore, the latest being 11 points, 13 rebounds and four steals at Cincinnati... His 11 double-doubles were third in the BIG EAST... Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team after averaging 8.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots while shooting 68.2 percent from the field in the four games... 2010-11: Ranked third in the BIG EAST and 53rd nationally in blocks (1.9)... Blocked a shot in 24 of his 29 games as a freshman, with multiple swats in 13 games... Blocked at least four shots in five games, including rejecting five against Seton Hall and at USF in his first two BIG EAST games... Starter at center in 10 games, averaging 6.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in those 10 starts while hitting 26-of-42 field goals (.619)... Produced his first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Connecticut (2/18/11).

PERSONAL:
Born on Jan. 18, 1990, in Kebemer, Senegal... Son of Momar Dieng and Seynabou Diagne... One of eight children in his family...Majored in communication at Louisville... Speaks five languages (Spanish, French, Italian, English and his native Wolof)... Honored at The White House on June 23, 2013 as President Obama welcomed the 2013 NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals for a celebration... Averaged 15.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 7.2 blocked shots as a senior at Huntington St. Joseph Prep in Huntington, West Virginia... Enjoys playing video games in his spare time... Twitter handle: @GorguiDieng.

Traditional Season Stats

SeasonGPMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTTOVSTLBLKPFDD2TD3PTS+/-
Season2017 26GP 459MIN 67FGM 133FGA 50.4FG% 53PM 233PA 21.73P% 31FTM 41FTA 75.6FT% 40OREB 86DREB 126REB 34AST 27TOV 21STL 5BLK 54PF 1DD2 0TD3 170PTS -52+/-

Career Snapshot

Advanced Player Stats
YearTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
2017MIN2604591706713350.452321.7314175.64086126342152754-52
2016MIN8282265381633266150.2164337.213616781.4188459647158889510725432
2015MIN8239222082730857953.26203020524882.71574285851439496140219-7
2014MIN7349219371025951250.61616.719124478.322338660914671126126188-383
2013MIN601581728611322749.811100599363.410319730039305054108-40

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