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The San Antonio Spurs announced that they have signed Senegalese center Gorgui Dieng on a fully guaranteed one-year, $2.91 million contract.

Gorgui Dieng

Gorgui  Dieng
Position: C
Age: 32
Height: 211 cm
Weight: 111 kg
Birth place: Senegal

32-year-old Dieng spent the previous season with the Atlanta Hawks where he averaged 3.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 8.4 minutes per game in 44 showings.

The 2.08-meters tall center will make his return to the Spurs. He has played for the San Antonio franchise in 16 games during the 2020-21 season, averaging 5.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 11.3 minutes.

The Senegalese center holds career averages of 7.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 20.5 minutes in 597 total games played in the NBA.

Selected 21st overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night, where he spent over six years there.

 

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