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5-year NBA veteran signs with new team

Cheick Diallo last played in the NBA during the 2021-2022 season, appearing in three games for the Detroit Pistons.

He averaged 3.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while shooting 37.5% from the field.

The former Kansas star recently signed with Osos de Manati (h/t Alberto De Roa from HoopsHype).

Translated into English via La Guerra del BSN: “#BSNPR | OFFICIAL: Center Cheick Diallo returns to the BSN to strengthen the Manatí Bears.

Diallo averaged 17.5 PPG and 8.8 RPJ during his final season of 2023 with the Cangrejeros de Santurce.”

Diallo was the 33rd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.

He played just one season of college basketball for the Jayhawks and averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting 56.9% from the field in 27 games (one start).

Kansas lost to Villanova in the 2016 Elite 8.

March 16, 2016;  Des Moines, IA, USA;  Kansas Jayhawks forward Cheick Diallo, 13, dunks the ball during a practice day for the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena.  Mandatory credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

March 16, 2016; Des Moines, IA, USA; Kansas Jayhawks forward Cheick Diallo, 13, dunks the ball during a practice day for the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

In addition to the Pistons, he also spent time with the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns during five seasons in the league.

His career averages are 5.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting 59.6% from the field and 28.6% from three-point range in 183 regular season games.

Diallo has also appeared in seven NBA playoff games with New Orleans.

March 2, 2019;  Denver, CO, USA;  Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) defends as New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo (13) drives to the net in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center.  Mandatory credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

March 2, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) defends as New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo (13) drives to the net in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory credits: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

He had the best tenure of his NBA career with the Pelicans, averaging 5.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game during his 133 games (and three seasons) with the franchise.

At 27 years old, it is possible that Diallo returns to the NBA at some point in the near future.

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