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Memphis Grizzlies waive Gorgui Dieng

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The Grizzlies waive veteran big man, after not finding a deal at the trade deadline.

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After not finding a deal at the trade deadline for him, the Memphis Grizzlies waived Gorgui Dieng this afternoon.

In today’s media availability, Grizzlies Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Zach Kleiman said that they didn’t find any suitable trades at the deadline that fit the team’s long-term vision. With this announcement, the Grizzlies are letting Dieng go to a team of his desire. Meanwhile, for the Grizzlies, they have different avenues they can go down for the 15th spot — whether it’s a veteran, a young player, or converting Killian Tillie’s two-way contract.

The 8-year veteran big man averaged 7.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 16.9 minutes per game in 22 games this season. In addition, he shot a career-best 47.9% from 3 on 2.7 attempts per game. Now, he’ll enter the market as a stretch big man that can also protect the rim.

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