Gorgui Dieng

Gorgui Dieng (MIN) “G nike

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MIN Power Forward/Center: 6’11, 241 lbs; 5th year, Louisville

 NBA Role: two-way hybrid big • UnderDOG 

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 to about 20 feet; 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 at Louisville, Dieng is starting to find a groove as a roll man with Ricky Rubio and Minny’s other attacking guards; still not mean or strong enough in the paint – Dieng’s finesse game can get too predictable; susceptible to silly mistakes – like fouling non-stop; Thibs needs an enforcer in the lane – though Dieng isn’t a natural, defensive four, can he (eventually) help KAT shut down the interior?; hails from Senegal

Signature Shot: midrange J

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 77


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  • Career: 8.9 points/game, 7.2 rebounds/game, 52% FG
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)
  • NCAA Champion (2013)