It is becoming routine now: Gorgui Dieng records a double-double for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Tonight it was in a 107-83 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Gorgui played a team high 41 minutes and had 15 points and 15 rebounds! The 15 rebounds were also a team high, which is saying a lot when you play on the same team as Kevin Love. He also had 2 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal. He shot 6-8 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line.
This is Gorgui Dieng’s 5th double-double in his last 6 games. In those 6 games, Gorgui is averaging 12.6 points and 14 rebounds per game.
I like Mangok, but is there anyway that Gorgui can slip on that #12 jersey and get away with it on Friday? I would imagine this would be some step in that transformaton. Make it happen.
Gorgui Dieng continues to make the most of his opportunity in Minnesota right now while starting center Nikola Pekovic is injured. Monday night, Dieng recorded his fourth double-double in the last five games in a 109-92 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. In 37 minutes, Gorgui had 11 points and 17 rebounds. Seven of those rebounds were on the offensive end.
In these five games that he has started, Gorgui is avergaing 12.2 points and 13.8 rebounds in 32.4 minutes per game.
Here are his highlights from Monday’s game.
Remember when Louisville was playing at SMU and Luke Hancock was trying to dribble the clock out and not run up the score? Then the SMU player stole and ball and tried to dunk, so Luke dribbled down court and found Montrezl Harrell who pretty much ripped down the goal, and SMU fans got mad. Remember that? Luke then posted on instagram that if they want to play until the buzzer, then we will too.
Well John Lucas, who plays for the Utah Jazz, apparently also wants to play until the buzzer when his team is getting dominated. The Rockets are trying to just dribble it out, and he wants to steal it and still play, so Francisco Garcia chases him down and still plays defense. Then Lucas goes into full out “big baby” mode.
He then realizes he wants no part of Cisco.
It looks like former Louisville Cardinal forward Earl Clark has found himself a new team after being waived by the Philadelphia 76ers just a few days ago. The following is from ESPN.com…
The New York Knicks have agreed to a deal with Earl Clark, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday.
The five-year veteran averaged 5.2 points in 45 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 6-foot-10 forward was sent to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Spencer Hawes trade and subsequently waived.
Our favorite Kentucky player of all time (right?) DeMarcus Cousins proved on Saturday night that he has grown up since his days at Kentucky. He has matured, and is a better man and is worth all of that money that the Kings gave him this past off-season. Need more proof?
He can learn a lesson from Gunner Stahl from Team Iceland.
The Detroit Pistons will get a good look at Peyton Siva next week during summer league play. The Pistons released their summer league roster and schedule today.
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Check out this hilarious video! Kris Humphries was about to shoot a free throw and the ref noticed a sub was about to enter the game. Rather than just blowing his whistle or yelling for Humphries to not shoot the ball, the ref decides to take matters into his own hands!