Gorgui Dieng

#5F-C

Gorgui

Dieng

2016 - 17 MPGFG%3P%FT%PPGRPGAPGBPG
SEASON 32 51.4 37.9 78.1 10.2 7.9 1.9 1.1
CAREER STATS 25.9 51.5 33.9 77.8 8.8 7.1 1.6 1.2

HEIGHT

6 ft11 in

/ 2.11m

WEIGHT

240 lbs

/ 108.9kg

LATEST VIDEOS

0021600842 min den recap

Andrwe Wiggins explodes for 40 points, Karl-Anthony Towns adds 24 with 19 rebounds as Minnesota wins it, 112-99.

0021600832 cle min recap

Kyrie Irving scores 25 points, LeBron James nears a triple-double with 25 points, 14 assists, and eight rebounds as Cleveland wins it, 116-108.

0021600816 chi min recap

Andrew Wiggins would lead all scorers with 27 points to help the Timberwolves get the win over the Bulls, 117-89.

0021600816 chi min dieng block 3q

Gorgui Dieng slides over and makes the rejection.

0021600804 NOP MIN recap

Anthony Davis scores 42 points and Jrue Holiday adds 25 as the Pelicans defeat the Timberwolves, 122-106.

0021600790 tor min recap

Karl-Anthony Towns gets a double-double and Andrew Wiggins scores 31 as the Timberwolves beat the Raptors 112-109.

0021600775 VO MIN DIENG DUNK Q3

Tyus Jones finds Gorgui Dieng with the sweet no-look bounce pass for the slam.

20170128 BKN MIN recap go90

Karl-Anthony Towns has 37 points and 13 rebounds to lift the Timberwolves to the victory over the Nets, 129-109.

0021600710 bkn min recap

Karl-Anthony Towns posts a double-double of 37 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves in their win over the Nets, 129-109.

0021600710 bkn min dieng dunk

Zach LaVine loses the ball as he drives but falls right into the hands of Gorgui Dieng who finishes with the dunk.

0021600691 ind min recap

Paul George scores 32 points, Jeff Teague adds 20 with 13 dimes as Indiana takes it, 109-103.

0021600691 vo min dieng block q4

Gorgui Dieng denies Monta Ellis at the rim.

0021600691 vo min lavine dunk q3

Gorgui Dieng steals the ball and feeds Zach LaVine for the one-handed dunk.

0021600679 VO min phx RECAP

Andrew Wiggins scores 31 points including the game-winning jumper as time expired to lead the Timberwolves past the Suns, 112-111.

20170119 MIN LAC recap go90

Behind a 37 point performance by Karl Anthony-Towns, the Timberwolves come out on top in a close one against the Clippers, 104-101.

0021600640 min lac recap

Karl-Anthony Towns has a monster game with 37 points and 12 boards, including the go-ahead jumper to give the Timberwolves the win over the Clippers on the road.

0021600625 min sas recap

Kawhi Leonard scores 34 points, LaMarcus Aldridge adds 29 and the Spurs defeat the Timberwolves 122-114.

0021600608 min dal recap

Wesley Matthews scores 19 points, Dirk Nowitzki adds 17 and the Mavericks defeat the Timberwolves 98-87.

0021600596 okc min recap

Karl-Anthony Towns scores 29 points to lead the Timberwolves to a 96-86 win despite Russell Westbrook getting his 19th triple-double of the season.

20170111 HOU MIN recap go90

Karl-Anthony Towns has 23 points and 18 rebounds to help the Timberwolves shock the Rockets, 119-105.


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+/-
Season2016 57GP 1824MIN 245FGM 477FGA 51.4FG% 113PM 293PA 37.93P% 82FTM 105FTA 78.1FT% 130OREB 320DREB 450REB 106AST 74TOV 58STL 61BLK 183PF 9DD2 0TD3 583PTS 37+/-

Career Snapshot

Advanced Player Stats
YearTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
2016MIN5757182458324547751.4112937.98210578.113032045010658617418337
2015MIN8239222082730857953.26203020524882.71574285851439496140219-7
2014MIN7349219371025951250.61616.719124478.322338660914671126126188-383
2013MIN601581728611322749.811100599363.410319730039305054108-40

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