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Report: Spurs signing Gorgui Dieng again

Gorgui Dieng with San Antonio Spurs

PORTLAND, OR - MAY 8: Gorgui Dieng #7 of the San Antonio Spurs smiles before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on May 8, 2021 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Gorgui Dieng signed with the Spurs after a buyout when they were trying to win in 2021.

Now, as San Antonio rebuilds, Dieng is returning after spending last season with the Hawks.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Dieng, 32, doesn’t really fit the Spurs’ long-term plan.

But they clearly know him well and believe he’ll be a good presence in their locker room.

Dieng’s playing time will depend whether San Antonio keeps Jakob Poeltl (a prime trade candidate as the Spurs seek longer-term assets) and whether Zach Collins stays healthy.