Hamidou Diallo
Hamidou Diallo
21-Year-Old GuardG
Oklahoma City Thunder
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The second-round pick played a minimal role in his first NBA season, but he flashed a lot of upside with his freak athleticism, most notably winning the Slam Dunk Contest. The Kentucky product averaged 3.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.3 minutes, appearing in 51 games. His per-36 numbers were encouraging, as he averaged 13.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 combined blocks/steals. With Paul George and Russell Westbrook gone, there are plenty of minutes and opportunities available for Diallo to see his role expand. He'll compete for playing time as a reserve wing with the likes of Dennis Schroder, Terrance Ferguson and Abdel Nader. It's reasonable to expect a bump in playing time and production for Diallo in his second season, but he's not on the fantasy radar in standard leagues yet. He should be reserved for deep leagues as a late-round pick with upside. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3.92 million contract with the Thunder in July of 2018.
Personal Bio

Diallo was born in Queens, New York in 1998. He is the son of Marima and Abdoulaye Diallo and has three siblings. For his first two years of high school, he played at John Browne HS in Flushing, New York. After garnering attention at the 2015 Under Armour Association Circuit and the NBPA Top 100 and Adidas Nations camps, Diallo transferred to Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Connecticut before his junior season. He was heavily recruited by six universities and ultimately choose Kentucky. During his rookie NBA season, he hosted Hami Diallo's Community Day in Flushing, giving back to his community with a "day full of giveaways, basketball games and music". You can follow Diallo on Twitter (@hamidoudiallo) and Instagram (@hami.diallo).

College/International Summary

Diallo's college career consisted of a single year at the University of Kentucky. He is currently one of four Wildcats from the 2017-18 roster to play at the NBA level. Diallo averaged 10.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists while starting all 37 games during his redshirt freshman season at Kentucky. The guard was named SEC Freshman of the Week after a 20-point, three-steal effort versus Virginia Tech. He also led the Wildcats in scoring in four games and in steals six times. During Kentucky's second-round NCAA Tournament win over Buffalo, Diallo made a career-high nine shots and added eight boards, two blocks and a steal. He was selected by the Nets with the 45th overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft before being traded twice and signing with the Thunder several weeks later.

Fails to contribute
GOklahoma City Thunder
February 28, 2020
Diallo had just two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and a rebound in 21 minutes Friday, as the Thunder fell to the Bucks 133-86.
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Picking up three fouls in the first quarter stalled Diallo's night, but considering the nature of the contest, there was plenty of opportunity for Diallo to get involved. Twenty-one minutes represented his most playing time in nearly a month. It would take an extended absence from a Thunder starter for Diallo to begin approaching fantasy relevance.
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Before making his NBA debut, Hamidou Diallo was traded twice during the 2018 offseason. He was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets and subsequently traded to the Charlotte Hornets before finally sticking with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played 51 NBA games as a rookie and another six in the G League. In those six G-League starts, Diallo dominated. He averaged 19.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 29.5 minutes per game. The University of Kentucky product averaged 3.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game at the NBA level. He recorded double-digit points five times, including in back-to-back games in December. His best production came in November and December. Over the course of those months, he racked up four double-digit scoring games, averaged 5.3 points and shot 51 percent from the field. Diallo did not appear in any of the Thunder's five postseason contests.

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Transaction History
  • June 21, 2018
    Drafted by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2nd round (45th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
  • July 6, 2018
    Traded by the Brooklyn Nets with Timofey Mozgov, cash and a 2021 2nd round draft pick to the Charlotte Hornets for Dwight Howard. Signed his rookie contract shortly thereafter.
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Draws spot start
GOklahoma City Thunder
February 28, 2020
Diallo will get the start at power forward in Friday's game against the Bucks, Erik Horne of The Athletic reports.
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Excised from rotation
GOklahoma City Thunder
February 22, 2020
Diallo (coach's decision) didn't get off the bench Friday in the Thunder's 113-101 win over the Nuggets.
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Claims double-double off bench
GOklahoma City Thunder
January 26, 2020
Diallo produced 10 points (5-6 FG), 10 rebounds and one block in 22 minutes Saturday in the Thunder's 113-104 win over the Timberwolves.
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Draws spot start
GOklahoma City Thunder
January 18, 2020
Diallo is in the starting lineup Saturday against the Trail Blazers.
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Plays 24 minutes Thursday
GOklahoma City Thunder
January 9, 2020
Diallo tallied just five points and five rebounds in 24 minutes during Thursday's 113-92 victory over Houston.
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