Georges Niang
Georges Niang
27-Year-Old ForwardF
Utah Jazz  NBA  
Utah Jazz
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a three-year, $4.94 million contract with the Jazz in July of 2018.
Personal Bio

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).

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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).

Should benefit sans Bogdanovic
FUtah Jazz
May 20, 2020
Niang is expected to receive a boost in playing time when the season resumes with Bojan Bogdanovic set to undergo season-ending wrist surgery, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
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The Jazz will likely turn to Joe Ingles to fill Bogdanovic's starting role at forward, but since Ingles was already averaging 27.7 minutes per game coming off the bench this season, he won't be able to assume all of Bogdanovic's playing time. As such, Niang, who is only averaging 13.3 minutes per game as a reserve this season, is a likelier candidate to absorb a good chunk of Bogdanovic's 33.1 minutes per game. Even if Niang pushes for a consistent 20-to-25-minute role, his low usage could still make it difficult for him to gain relevance in most fantasy leagues, but he should at least be on the radar.
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Past Season Summaries
2018

The 2018-19 season was Georges Niang's third year in the Association. The 6-foot-9 forward appeared in 59 games for the Jazz. It was a significant boost for Niang after playing in only 32 NBA contests during his first two seasons. In 2018-19, Niang also appeared in three games for the G League Salt Lake City Stars. Niang played in Utah's first 14 games, averaging eight minutes of run per tilt. On Oct. 28, he scored a career-high 13 points during a win over Dallas. During December, Niang would see a boost in playing time via three games with the SLC Stars. In the G League, he'd deliver 21.0 points and 5.0 rebounds over 31 minutes per contest. In January, Niang provided steady bench support for the Jazz, appearing in 16 straight games from Jan. 7 to Feb. 9. After a brief string of DNP's, Niang would then appear in 17 of Utah's last 18 games. That run would include a new career high of 16 points during an Apr. 7 loss to the Lakers. He'd end the regular season with yet another career high of 24 points in a loss to the Clippers. Niang played in all five of Utah's playoff games, generating 4.4 points and 2.8 boards over 11 minutes per game. Niang's Jazz were eliminated by Houston in the first of the playoffs.

2017

Niang continued to learn the NBA game in his sophomore season with the Jazz organization. He appeared in nine games and scored four points in a March 13 matchup against the Pistons. Niang spent the bulk of the season in the G-League, where he played 41 games and averaged almost 20 points per contest. Niang was first allocated by the Utah organization to the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State's G-League affiliate. He scored early and often with the Warriors, averaging 18 points and almost 7 rebounds per game in 26 contests. He was then shipped over to the Salt Lake City Stars, Utah's new affiliate. In fifteen games with the Stars, Niang averaged 22 points and 6.8 rebounds.

2016

Niang was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the 2nd round (50th pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft. He made his NBA debut against Brooklyn on Oct. 28, grabbing a rebound in just under two minutes of play. The next night against Chicago, he scored four points while grabbing two boards in 16 minutes. Against Brooklyn on Nov. 25, Niang scored a season-high five points and recorded his first career steal. Niang also spent time in the D-League. He appeared in six games for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, averaging 19.0 points and 7.2 rebounds while surrounded by NBA-caliber talent such as Rakeem Christmas and Marquis Teague. His best D-League game occurred Apr. 1, when Niang posted 32 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and a steal during a win over Canton. At the NBA level, Niang appeared in 23 games for the Pacers and averaged 4.0 minutes per contest. The Pacers made the postseason that year, but Niang did not get to make a playoff appearance.

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Transaction History
  • June 23, 2016
    Drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the 2nd round (50th pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft.
  • July 11, 2016
    Signed a multi-year, rookie contract with the Indiana Pacers
  • July 14, 2017
    Waived by the Indiana Pacers.
  • August 16, 2017
    Signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors
  • October 14, 2017
    Waived by the Golden State Warriors.
  • January 14, 2018
    Signed a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz
  • July 13, 2018
    Signed as a free agent a three-year agreement with the Utah Jazz.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Filling minor bench role
FUtah Jazz
February 29, 2020
Niang played 12 minutes Friday in the Jazz's 129-119 win over the Wizards, finishing with six points (2-3 FG, 2-3 3Pt) and two rebounds.
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Productive off bench
FUtah Jazz
January 21, 2020
Niang had 15 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3PT, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes off the bench during Monday's 118-88 win over the Pacers.
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Makes five threes in win
FUtah Jazz
January 5, 2020
Niang had 15 points (5-8 FG, 5-8 3PT), five rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 109-96 win at Orlando.
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Decent scoring output
FUtah Jazz
January 3, 2020
Niang had 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3PT), one rebound and one steal in 17 minutes off the bench during Thursday's 102-98 win at Chicago.
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Logs six points off bench
FUtah Jazz
December 28, 2019
Niang had six points (2-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist over 14 minutes in Saturday's 120-107 win against the Clippers.
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