Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
ESPN is in the midst of their third-annual #NBARank and for the next few weeks while they unveil all 500 players ranked, we'll be taking a look at where our Minnesota Timberwolves players land.
Rookie Gorgui Dieng begins his NBA career ranked #327 with an average of 3.03.
Dieng will begin the year competing with Ronny Turiaf and Chris Johnson for that primary backup center spot. Gorgui is known for his athleticism, shot-blocking and rim protection. We'll see how that translate from his collegiate career (at Louisville) to the pros.
It's unknown what kind of impact he'll have on the team this season. It all depends on who earns Adelman's favor. It was evident that Rick was much more comfortable playing Greg Stiemsma instead of Lou Amundson or Chris Johnson last season.
If Dieng works hard and can contribute effectively and consistently he'll find himself as an integral part of the rotation. However, at least to begin the season, I would expect his playing time to be limited.
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