Georges Niang

Georges Niang

29-Year-Old ForwardF
Philadelphia 76ers
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Niang saw the biggest role of his career last season with Philadelphia following four seasons in Utah. He saw 22.8 minutes per game and averaged 9.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists while notably hitting 2.1 triples on 40.3 percent shooting. While he still may be an every-game rotation player this season, he has more competition for minutes, as, during the offseason, the 76ers brought in P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, who both play forward. Considering he ranked just 277th in per-game value last year in a better situation, Niang can be avoided even in most deep formats this season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $6.77 million contract with the 76ers in August of 2021.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Georges Niang, son of Sidy and Alison, was born in Lawrence, Kansas in 1993. Niang made a name for himself as a high school basketball player at the Tilton School in Tilton, New Hampshire. He has the most points in school history with 2,372 and was a three-time First-Team All-NEPSAC Class AA pick. As a junior, Niang averaged 24.2 points and 8.2 rebounds, leading his team to the 2011 NEPSAC Class AA championship after being named the outstanding player of the tournament. As a senior, Niang averaged 25.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game -- enough to make him the 2012 NEPSAC Class AA Player of the Year. He left Tilton with four NEPSAC titles, one national prep championship, one AAU national championship and one Nike EYBL title to his name. Niang then chose to play collegiate basketball at Iowa State, where he majored in business marketing and spent time volunteering with the university's children's hospital. You can follow Niang on Twitter (@Georgesniang20) and Instagram (@Georgesniang). Niang was named to the All-American Second team in his senior year. He captured the Karl Malone Award for best power forward in the country. During his four college seasons, the forward was just one of four players since 1994-95 to reach or surpass 2,000 points, 700 rebounds and 400 assists. He finished his career with 2,228 points, second most in the history of Iowa State basketball. The Methuen, Mass. native was named to the All-Big 12 First Team and the All-Big 12 Tournament team in his senior season. At the time, Niang was only the second player in Big 12 history to earn All-Tournament Team honors three times. As a senior, he was second in the Big 12 in scoring with 20.5 points per contest. Niang was one of only two players nationally to average 20 points and shoot 60 percent on two-point field goals. Niang was also the lone Big 12 player to rank in the league's top 10 in scoring, rebounding and assists. Niang was chosen by the Indiana Pacers in the 2016 NBA Draft in the second round (50th overall).

Leading bench scorer
FPhiladelphia 76ers
November 26, 2022
Niang produced 18 points (6-8 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound and two assists across 23 minutes during Friday's 107-99 victory over the Magic.
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Niang got off to a slow start, but he turned it on in the second half by scoring 14 points with the help of four made triples. He's scored in double figures in four of his last five contests and continues to make an impact off the bench for this Philadelphia squad. Niang is averaging 10.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 19.7 minutes so far this season (19 games).
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Might leaves 76ers this summer
FPhiladelphia 76ers
June 28, 2022
Niang would become a trade candidate on the Sixers roster if they can't create more cap space to make free agent signings, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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The Sixers have very little cap space and they are looking to sign P.J. Tucker, but making that move depends on whether James Harden accepts his player option worth more than $47 million. If that's the case, then the 76ers would have to find a way to reduce their payroll and Niang would be one of the top candidates to be traded. He's making $3.5 million next season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Niang held a small but consistent rotational role with the Jazz last season. He appeared in all 72 games and averaged 6.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 16.0 minutes while notably shooting 42.5 percent from three -- his third straight season over 40 percent. In the offseason, he opted to join the 76ers on a two-year, $6.7 million deal. Niang again figures to be the primary backup at power forward -- this time to Tobias Harris rather than Royce O'Neale. Ultimately, it's unlikely anything changes in terms of Niang's fantasy value, and he'll only be relevant in very deep leagues.
Niang returned for his fourth NBA season overall and third season with Utah in 2019-20 and had a career year. Across his first two seasons with the Jazz, he topped out at 8.7 minutes but saw that playing time increase significantly to 14.0 minutes in 2019-20. He also achieved career highs in points (5.9), rebounds (1.9), threes (1.4) and assists (0.7). While Utah dealt with the absence of Mike Conley to start the season and the loss of Bojan Bogdanovic to end it, Niang played consistent minutes throughout, giving a good indication that he'll likely remain a regular part of the team's rotation in 2020-21. Niang should see similar playing time this season, which will likely lead to similar production. He's not a guy to draft in 12-team leagues this season, but he can be a viable fantasy contributor in deeper leagues if he maintains his 2019-20 pace.
Following a storied career at Iowa State, Niang was nabbed by the Pacers in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft. While not an athletic specimen, the 6-foot-9 Niang impressed the Pacers in summer league contests and training camp with his playmaking skills, but he generally struggled to translate that ability into meaningful production as a rookie. Niang went on to appear in just 23 contests at the NBA level, averaging just 4.0 minutes per game while shuttling frequently between the Pacers and the G League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants. With Niang failing to make the strides the Pacers had hoped for in his development as a power forward, he was waived in July to free up roster space. Golden State inked Niang to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal in August, but the 24-year-old again appears destined for extensive time in the G League in his second professional season, this time with the Santa Cruz Warriors.
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Does damage from deep
FPhiladelphia 76ers
November 22, 2022
Niang finished with 16 points (6-11 FG, 4-5 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and one block over 18 minutes during Tuesday's 115-106 win over the Nets.
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Scores 15 points in loss
FPhiladelphia 76ers
November 20, 2022
Niang finished with 15 points (5-12 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes during Saturday's 112-109 loss to the Timberwolves.
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Excellent performance off bench
FPhiladelphia 76ers
November 8, 2022
Niang recorded 21 points (7-11 FG, 7-10 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and two steals over 27 minutes during Monday's 100-88 win over the Suns.
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Settling into minor role
FPhiladelphia 76ers
October 21, 2022
Niang closed with zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound across eight minutes during Thursday's 90-88 loss to Milwaukee.
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Comes up empty
FPhiladelphia 76ers
May 3, 2022
Niang had zero points (0-7 FG, 0-7 3Pt), one assist and two steals across 22 minutes during Monday's 106-92 loss to the Heat.
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