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Spurs reportedly sign center Dieng to 1-year deal

Dieng played with the Spurs during the 2021 season.

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly bringing back a familiar face.

According to a report from The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Spurs have inked free agent center Gorgui Dieng to a one-year deal.

Dieng, listed at 6-10, played with the Spurs for the 2021 season playing 16 games and averaging 5.3 points per game along with 2.6 rebounds and shooting 31-percent from the three point line.

A 10-year NBA veteran, and holds career averages of 7.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

Dieng played with the Hawks for the 2021-22 season in 44 games and averaging 3.5 points per game in 8.4 minutes per game.

The spurs remain busy in the offseason after traded guard Dejounte Murray and center Jock Landale to the Hawks for several draft picks and pulling their qualifying offer to former Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV making him an unrestricted free agent. He subsequently signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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The Spurs are clearly in a rebuild-mode and could make more moves ahead of next season. 

What do you have to say, Spurs fans? What do you think of the team brining back Deng? Let us know on Twitter at @KENS5 and at @JeffGSpursKENS5.

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