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Memphis Grizzlies | #14 | Center

Gorgui

Dieng

PPG

7.9

RPG

4.5

APG

1.3

PIE

12.4

6'10" | 252lb | 31 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

NBA Regular Season: Seven-year NBA veteran has appeared in 515 games (204 starts) for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies… Has averaged 7.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 22.0 minutes while shooting 50.0 percent from the field, 34.2 percent from 3-point range and 78.8 percent from the free throw line… Has officially missed 12 games due to injury… Missed two games due to personal reasons… Not with team once due to a pending trade… DNP (Coach’s Decision) 32 times… Missed two games as a healthy scratch on the team’s inactive list… Has scored in double figures 193 times, including 17 games with at least 20 points… Has grabbed double-digit rebounds 91 times, including three games with at least 20 rebounds… Has posted 68 double-doubles, including one game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds… His longest streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 10 (Jan. 25-Feb. 19, 2016)… His longest streak of consecutive games with double-digit rebounds is five (Feb. 3-19, 2016)… His longest streak of consecutive double-doubles is five (Feb. 3-19, 2016). NBA Playoffs: Has appeared in five postseason games as a reserve for the Minnesota Timberwolves and has averaged 3.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.0 minutes. NBA Transactions: Selected by the Utah Jazz with the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27, 2013… Draft rights traded by the Utah Jazz with the draft rights to Shabazz Muhammad (14tj overall) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the draft rights to Trey Burke (ninth overall) on June 27, 2013… Signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 13, 2013… Signed a multi-year contract extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 31, 2016… As part of a three-team trade, traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Memphis Grizzlies on Feb. 6, 2020; Memphis traded Jae Crowder, Solomon Hill and Andre Iguodala to the Miami Heat; Miami traded Justise Winslow and Dion Waiters to Memphis and traded James Johnson to Minnesota. Honors: 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Second Team… March 2014 Western Conference Rookie of the Month.

BEFORE NBA

Played three seasons at the University of Louisville (2010-13)… Appeared in 102 games (81 starts) and averaged 8.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.02 steals and 2.61 blocks in 27.3 minutes while shooting 54.6 percent from the field and 64.0 percent from the free throw line… Named 2012-13 Big East Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the 2012-13 Big East First Team… Helped lead the Cardinals to the 2013 NCAA Championship by averaging 8.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.50 blocks in six NCAA Tournament games… As a junior, led the Big East in rebounding (10.8) and ranked second in blocks (2.52)… As a sophomore, ranked third in the conference in rebounding (9.1) and first in blocks (3.2, 8th in the nation)… His 128 blocks during his sophomore year set a new Louisville single-season record.