Update: Dieng saw more time at power forward than center during the 2015-16 season, and set a career-high season average of 10.1 points per game.
Analysis: Since coming into the league, Dieng has made a name for himself as a lanky defender who understands how to play help-side defense at the NBA level and protect the paint against smaller slashers, though struggles at times when matched up one-on-one against bigger and stronger big men down low. In 2015, Dieng appeared in every game for the first time in his professional career, and while he set a new season-high in points, field goal percentage and steals, he found less boards and swatted fewer shots than he did in 2014. However, the presence of Rookie of the Year candidate Karl-Anthony Towns had something to do with that. With Towns in the lineup, Dieng played more power forward than center for the first time in his career and was allowed to expand his offensive repertoire at the expense of his defensive production. Looking ahead to 2016, expect Dieng to continue to be deployed at the four. Newly-hired head coach Tom Thibodeau reportedly pushed for the Bulls to draft Dieng over Tony Snell when he coached Chicago in 2016, and will assuredly find a way to put Dieng in a position to succeed.