Gorgui Dieng averaged 9.8 points and 9.4 rebounds at Louisville last season. (Rich Clarkson/NCAA Photos/SI)
The Jazz selected Gorgui Dieng with No. 21 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, but he's headed to Minnesota as part of the Trey Burke deal. Here's a look at Dieng and how he fits with the Timberwolves:
Bio: Louisville | Junior | Center
Vitals: 6-11, 230 pounds
2012-13 Statistics: 9.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.5 blocks, 1.3 steals, 53.4 percent shooting in 33 games.
Strengths: The Big East Defensive Player of the Year is known for his shot-blocking and rebounding, but he's also a solid passer out of the high post and a capable mid-range shooter. Scouts also appreciate his screen-setting ability. His defense and feel for the game give him a chance to contribute immediately as a rookie.
Weaknesses: Dieng will be 24 in January, bringing questions about his upside. While he's flashed potential as a jump shooter, he's not much of a threat in the post.
What Scouts Say: "He's smart. You can play through him. He can make a 15-foot jump shot. People compare him to Roy Hibbert, but Hibbert is bigger and was more of a scorer in college. He has to become a better free-throw shooter [65.2 percent]."