Gorgui Dieng has had steady improvements every year so far in the NBA. Here are five goals he should have for next season.
5. Remain Consistent with his Production
Gorgui Dieng has remained consistent with his game every year so far in his short career.
He has made slight improvements with his rebounding, field goal attempts, 3-point percentage, 3-point attempts, scoring and rebounding. He also had a win share rating of 5.7 this previous season, with having a combined 18.7 win shares throughout his short, four-year career. That equals out to 10.8 offensive win shares and 7.9 defensive win shares during his career.
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Dieng’s stats this previous season were 10.0 points per games, 7.9 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks. His career averages are 8.9 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game and 1.2 blocks per games while playing around 26 to 27 minutes every game. He has a career average of 51.1 percent from the field, 34.3 percent from the 3-point line, and 78.6 percent from the free throw line.
He has a very good shooting touch for a big man. But ultimately those stats do not particularly jump off the paper and make someone think that this player is great. However, having that type of production on a night in-night out basis is good and reliable.
Tom Thibodeau can definitely count on Dieng and his consistency. Dieng won’t be a star in this league, but he can carve himself out a nice career as a role player. His consistency and playing in a reserve role can allow him to have longevity in his career. In today’s NBA, you can use a big man who can defend the rim and shoot the ball at the rate Dieng does.