Official: Spurs sign Gorgui Dieng

The San Antonio Spurs have signed center Gorgui Dieng, the team announced on Tuesday.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, it’s a one-year deal.

This is Dieng’s second stint in San Antonio after appearing in 16 games for the Spurs in 2020-21, 

Last season, the 6-10 Dieng spent the 2021-22 season with the Atlanta Hawks, where he averaged 3.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 8.4 minutes in 44 games while shooting 47.3% from the field. 

A 10-year NBA veteran, Dieng, 32, holds career averages of 7.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 20.5 minutes in 597 total games played. 

A native of Senegal, Dieng was selected in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft (21st overall) by the Utah Jazz; he was dealt to the Timberwolves on draft night and spent his first six-plus seasons with Minnesota.

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