Cheick Diallo
Cheick Diallo
23-Year-Old ForwardF
Phoenix Suns
2019 Fantasy Outlook
It was a year of career bests for Diallo in New Orleans last season, which was particularly fortuitous in that was it was a contract year. The emerging big averaged 6.0 points and 5.2 rebounds across 14.0 minutes over 64 games while draining a career-best 62.0 percent of his shots. The versatile 22-year-old then went landed a two-year contract with the frontcourt-needy Suns, who also added Frank Kaminsky, Dario Saric and Aron Baynes during the offseason. Power forward had long been a position that Diallo's new team has failed to get right, and the team's offseason haul may well be overcompensation. However, a relatively productive scorer and rebounder on a per-minute basis like Diallo could certainly carve out a consistent role off the bench in his new digs, and he has the ability to produce when given extended minutes. Diallo did just that at times last season in New Orleans, churning out double-digit scoring efforts on 14 occasions in which he played at least 19 minutes. Diallo also pulled down double-digit rebounds in 13 contests and averaged an impressive 13.3 boards per 36 minutes. While his typical allotment of playing time remains to be seen, Diallo is certainly an option for those looking to round out their rosters with a player that offers some scoring and rebounding in deeper formats and that could well fly under the radar in many leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.68 million contract with the Suns in July of 2019. Contract includes $1.82 million team option for 2020-21.
Productive night off bench
FPhoenix Suns
December 5, 2019
Diallo had 16 points (6-8 FG, 1-1 3PT, 3-4 FT), four rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 128-114 loss at Orlando.
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Diallo delivered another strong scoring output, as he topped the 15-point mark for the third time in his last four games. Diallo has seen a notable rise on his playing time due to the lack of depth on the frontcourt and while this shouldn't be sustainable on a long-term scenario, he should remain a strong play off the bench over the next few games.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Diallo took the court for summer league once again this offseason and turned in some impressive performances. He finished his four games in Las Vegas with averages of 20.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block on 57 percent shooting from the field and 86 percent from the charity stripe. Unfortunately, Diallo is yet to find extended minutes at the NBA level. While Diallo appeared in a career-high 52 games last season, he struggled to make a consistent impact and found himself in and out of the rotation on a night-to-night basis through the first half of the season. Diallo did settle into a more reliable role following the loss of DeMarcus Cousins to injury, but his outlook is once again fairly clouded looking ahead to 2018-19. With Anthony Davis and Julius Randle anchoring the frontcourt, Diallo won't have a legitimate chance to start unless there's an injury -- and even in that scenario, the Pelicans might lean toward veteran Emeka Okafor, who had somewhat of a career resurrection in New Orleans last season. Diallo projects to hold down a bench role, but his upside, from a minutes perspective, isn't high enough to justify drafting in most leagues.
An extremely raw prospect coming out of Kansas, Diallo was selected with the 33rd pick of the 2016 NBA Draft and eventually saw action in just 17 games with the Pelicans during his rookie campaign in what was largely just a developmental year. He finished with averages of 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds across 11.7 minutes, while also showing plenty of promise in the NBA G-League, where he averaged 15.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks across 27.9 minutes. Diallo's potential as both a rebounder and shot blocker remains intriguing for his long-term future, but the fact that Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are still present, hurts his overall upside. Still, Diallo's steady development should earn him playing time in most games, so a career-year is likely in store. Both Dante Cunningham and Donatas Motiejunas are no longer on the team, meaning Diallo is likely locked into a rotation role for the first time in his career.
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Good to go Wednesday
FPhoenix Suns
December 4, 2019
Diallo (illness) is available for Wednesday's game against the Magic.
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Expected to play Wednesday
FPhoenix Suns
Illness
December 3, 2019
Diallo (illness) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Magic, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
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Traveling for Wednesday's game
FPhoenix Suns
Illness
December 3, 2019
Diallo (illness) will join the team in Orlando for Wednesday's game, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
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Out with illness
FPhoenix Suns
December 1, 2019
Diallo has been ruled out for Monday's game at Charlotte due to an illness, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
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Double-double as substitute
FPhoenix Suns
November 28, 2019
Diallo had 17 points (7-8 FG, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 140-132 loss against the Wizards.
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