Timberwolves’ Dieng to play in NBA Africa exhibition

July 13, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng will play in the NBA’s Africa Game next month.

The league announced Thursday the rosters for the Aug. 5 exhibition in Johannesburg. This is the second edition of the event in South Africa.

Dieng will play from Team Africa, made up of players either born on the continent or second-generation Africans. Dieng was born in Senegal. His squad will square off against Team World, headlined by Dirk Nowitzki, DeMarcus Cousins and Kristaps Porzingis.

Former Timberwolves player and coach Sidney Lowe, now with the Washington Wizards, will be among the assistant coaches taking part.

Dieng is entering his fifth season with the Timberwolves.