Gorgui Dieng

GORGUI DIENG (MIN)

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#5•G. DIENG

F/C • 6’11, 251 lbs; 7th year, Louisville

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NBA ROLE: SCORING 4/5

 

Gorgui Dieng: a pretty intriguing power forward in Minny; two-way threat? – G’s actually further along offensively than on D – doesn’t get lift on his J but has a solid release point & focus, is starting to extend beyond the arc; not much of a threat w/ his back to the basket but can faceup and use his length to hit hooks; known more as a shot-blocker early on, Dieng is starting to find a groove as a roll man, complementing Minny’s penetrators; still not mean or strong enough in the paint – Dieng’s finesse game can get too predictable, prone to forgettable nights on the glass; susceptible to silly mistakes – like consistent fouling non-stop; adjusting to a full-time reserve role: Thibs needs Dieng to provide relief up front – though Dieng isn’t a natural, defensive four, can he (eventually) help KAT shut down the interior?


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MORE ON G. DIENG

  • Career: 8 points/game, 6.2 rebounds/game, 51% FG

  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)

  • NCAA Champion (2013)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 75