The Jazz overcame their slow start, but a playoff misstep revealed how much work there is left to do
August 19, 2020, 6:43 pmJordan ClarksonPG, Utah Jazz
Jordan Clarkson wasn’t shy as he took a team-high 18 shots on Wednesday but was able to make half of them on his way to 26 points and four treys in 29 minutes.
Clarkson added four rebounds, three assists and one steal while he was a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. He may see fewer attempts with the impending return of Mike Conley but will continue to operate as the Jazz' primary scorer off the bench. Georges Niang was the only other guy off the bench to see 20-plus minutes but struggled to produce, finishing with seven points (3-of-10), three rebounds, one assist, one trey and one turnover.
August 17, 2020, 5:07 pmJuwan MorganPF, Utah Jazz
Juwan Morgan replaced Mike Conley (personal) in the starting lineup on Monday, managing just three points on 1-of-6 shooting to go with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes.
Morgan was a surprise choice to replace Conley in the opening five, likely as a result of the coaching staff wanting to keep Jordan Clarkson running with the second unit. Despite starting, Morgan was not on the floor to close the game and it was both Clarkson and Georges Niang picking up the bulk of the minutes.
August 7, 2020, 4:32 pmGeorges NiangSF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang played 28 minutes as a starter vs. the Spurs on Friday, putting together seven points (3-of-11 FG), eight rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals and two turnovers.
Niang has struggled throughout the NBA restart, shooting 9-of-37 from the field overall. He does not do much in the box score besides launching 3-pointers for the Jazz, and until his 3-pointer rounds back into form he is a difficult player to rely upon in any fantasy format.
August 7, 2020, 12:58 pmMiye OniPG, Utah Jazz
Miye Oni will get his first career NBA start in his seventh contest on Friday alongside Ed Davis, Georges Niang, Joe Ingles and Emmanuel Mudiay.
The Jazz will look to their bench for some help today as the lone starter left for them is Joe Ingles. Jordan Clarkson and Tony Bradley should see quite a few minutes off the bench as well. Oni and Mudiay are probably the guys that the Jazz are most curious about against the surprisingly youthful Spurs.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
July 23, 2020, 10:19 pmGeorges NiangSF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang put up nine points on three 3-pointers in Thursday's scrimmage against the Suns.
Niang saw 13 minutes off the bench, second-most on the team behind designated gunner Jordan Clarkson. While all the focus on replacing Bojan Bogdanovic's minutes tends to land on Joe Ingles and Mike Conley, Niang will be Utah's new floor-spacing combo forward, at least off the bench. This season has been the finest of Niang's young career and if he can keep it up it would help the Jazz tremendously, even if he's unlikely to do enough to warrant attention in fantasy.
July 21, 2020, 12:04 amGeorges NiangSF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang averaged 5.8 points, 1.3 3s, 1.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.1 blocks on .453 shooting in the 2019-2020 season.
Niang was a solid backup for the Jazz who showed some decent production when given extra run. He played in 58 games and finished with 350/331 value in 8/9-cat league on a per-game basis.
March 2, 2020, 9:13 pmGeorges NiangSF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang returned to Tuesday's game after a trip to the locker room.
Niang drilled two 3-pointers shortly after getting back into the game, so crisis appears to have been averted.
March 2, 2020, 7:53 pmGeorges NiangSF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang went to locker room in the second quarter on Monday.
Niang has just an offensive rebound, a turnover and three missed shots in four minutes so far. The Jazz should have an update on his status before long.
Source: Tony Jones on Twitter
January 23, 2020, 12:46 amJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles scored 11 points (4-of-7 shooting) and chipped in two rebounds and eight assists on Wednesday.
The minutes in this contest were all over the place since the Jazz went up 14 after the first quarter and never looked back. Mike Conley saw 19 minutes off the bench and scored eight points on 4-of-10 from the floor, while Georges Niang saw 22 minutes and dropped 11 points of 4-of-7 shooting. For now, Ingles is still starting over Conley so he should be held onto until things change.
January 10, 2020, 11:12 pmJordan ClarksonPG, Utah Jazz
Jordan Clarkson finished Friday's win over the Hornets with 20 points (8-for-15 shooting), four rebounds, three triples, two assists and a steal.
Clarkson has been a pretty safe bet for points and threes since being traded to Utah and tonight was no different. He and Georges Niang (15 points, five triples, three rebounds, two assists) combined for the majority of bench production for the Jazz. Clarkson seems to be settling in as a low-end points and threes streamer in Utah.
January 2, 2020, 11:14 pmGeorges NiangSF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang logged 17 minutes in Thursday's win over the Bulls, chipping in 11 points, a steal and three 3-pointers.
Creating more minutes for Niang was one of the drivers of the Jazz waiving Jeff Green, and over the last six games he has been able to produce 11 triples. That's not much considering the 3-heavy world we live in, but Niang's playing time is trending up and he's someone to know in deep leagues.
December 24, 2019, 12:12 amGeorges NiangSF, Utah Jazz
Tony Jones reports that the Jazz reportedly want to get Georges Niang on the floor more for his shooting, and that was one of the reasons they parted ways with Jeff Green.
That sounds like a big plus for Niang until you notice that he shot 1-for-7 from the field in nine minutes tonight. Overall this season, though, Niang was shooting 42.9 percent on threes coming into this game, so he should be much better than he was tonight. Jeff Green had seven points, one rebounds, two assists and two steals in 18 minutes in his final game with the Jazz.
Source: Tony Jones on Twitter
November 25, 2019, 11:05 pmGeorges NiangSF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang scored 13 points (5-of-11) and added five rebounds, one assist and three makes from long range in only 17 minutes of action off the bench.
Niang is only averaging 8.6 minutes per game so this game seems like more of an outlier rather than the norm. Even if he see his minutes increase, Niang would likely not have fantasy value worthy of standard leagues.
April 11, 2019, 2:10 amGeorges NiangF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang was feeling it in the last game of the season vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, recording a career-high 24 points on 9-of-21 shooting with six rebounds, two 3s, three assists and one block in 40 minutes.
Niang has mostly been overshadowed by Jae Crowder and Royce O'Neale this season, leaving him with top-425/410 value in 8/9-cat per-game value. At just 8.8 minutes per game, it was hard to project that Niang would be capable of a night like tonight. Still, it's nice to see the third-year player deliver and end 2018-19 on a high note.