Jazz agree to multiyear deal with Georges Niang
Forward Georges Niang will continue to call Salt Lake City as his NBA home. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Niang has agreed to a new deal with the Utah Jazz.
Forward Georges Niang has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Utah Jazz, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 13, 2018
Niang entered the NBA ranks in 2016 when the Indiana Pacers took him in the second round of that year’s draft as the 50th pick overall.
Niang has barely seen action in his first two years in the NBA level. In Indiana, he appeared in just 23 games, averaging a very modest 4.0 minutes. After he was cut by the Pacers last year, he signed a deal with the Golden State Warriors in August but was waived shortly after. He found his way back into the NBA when the Jazz inked him to a two-way deal back in January.
He only played in nine games for the Jazz, however, as he spent most of the time this year plying his trade for the Salt Lake City Stars in the G League, where he played like his old self in Iowa State. He averaged 22.0 points, 6.8 boards, and 3.3 assists per game with the Stars, while also shooting 52.7 percent from deep.
Niang further impressed the Jazz with his play in this year’s Summer League. He averaged 16.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in three games in Utah and put up a stat line of 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in Las Vegas.
Together with Royce O’Neale, Niang is expected to see minutes backing up Joe Ingles next season.