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The trades keep coming: Timberwolves send Gorgui Dieng to Memphis



The Timberwolves traded Gorgui Dieng on Thursday as part of a seven-player, three-team trade that brought James Johnson from Miami and also included the Memphis Grizzlies.

The deal came hours after the Wolves acquired D’Angelo Russell from Golden State in a trade that sent Andrew Wiggins to the Warriors. Gersson Rosas, the Wolves’ president of basketball operations, also moved five players in a four-team deal on Tuesday.

Johnson, 32, has played in 620 regular season games in 11 NBA seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Kings and Miami, averaging 7.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists. In 18 games this season with Miami, Johnson is averaging 5.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 15.6 minutes per game. He averaged a career-best 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds with Miami in 2016-17.

Dieng, 30, a first-round pick in 2013, was in his seventh season with the Wolves. He was averaging 7.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in 46 games this season.

Since Tuesday, the Wolves have traded Robert Covington and Jordan Bell to Houston, Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier and Noah Vonleh to Denver, Wiggins to Golden State and Deing to Memphis.

Since Rosas took over the Wolves last May there are only two players who remain on the roster: Karl-Anthony Towns and Josh Okogie.





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