Louisville Basketball: Dieng quiet in Timberwolves' loss to Hornets
Former Louisville basketball player Gorgui Dieng didn’t quite have his best game of the preseason in the Timberwolves’ loss to the Hornets.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and former Louisville basketball player Gorgui Dieng lost their first game of the preseason tonight to the Charlotte Hornets 98-86. Dieng started his second straight preseason game at center alongside fellow teammate and former rival Kentucky Wildcat, Karl Anthony-Towns.
Dieng didn’t have his best game of the preseason, although he only played 19 minutes compared to his 22 minutes the game before. He finished the loss against the Hornets with 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, and 4 points.
You shouldn’t read too far into one preseason performance, unless someone is turning the basketball over at an eye-popping rate, which Dieng isn’t doing whatsoever. Former Kansas center Cole Aldrich could push Dieng for playing time, but he isn’t a huge threat to start over the former Louisville basketball product.
You can see Gorgui Dieng in person this Saturday night against the Miami Heat in the KFC Yum Center. Be sure to go online and get your tickets so you don’t miss out on a great opportunity to see a former Louisville Cardinal.
Here is the rest of the Timberwolves’ preseason schedule:
October 12th: Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves 8:00pm
October 15th: Minnesota Timberwolves at Miami Heat 7:00pm (KFC YUM Center)
October 16th: Minnesota Timberwolves at OKC Thunder 7:00pm
October 19th: Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves 8:00pm
October 21st: Charlotte Hornets at Minnesota Timberwolves 8:00pm
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