Grizzlies Waive Gorgui Dieng

The Grizzlies have waived Gorgui Dieng, according to a press release posted on the team’s Twitter feed.

The 31-year-old big man has appeared in 39 games, including 22 this season, in parts of two seasons with Memphis. He’s averaged 7.6 PPG and 5.0 RPG in 17.7 MPG during those contests.

His $17.3MM expiring contract made it difficult to deal Dieng before Thursday’s deadline. With Xavier Tillman Sr. ahead of him in the rotation behind starting center Jonas Valanciunas, Dieng became a prime buyout candidate.

He’ll clear waivers on Sunday afternoon and become an attractive pickup for a contender seeking frontcourt help.

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