The Jazz overcame their slow start, but a playoff misstep revealed how much work there is left to do
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.
January 25, 2019, 3:57 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert (right hamstring soreness) is questionable for Friday’s game against the Wolves.
If Gobert can’t go, Derrick Favors will get all the run he can while Jae Crowder, Gorges Niang and Ekpe Udoh will all get to fill the gap behind Favors.
Source: Jazz on Twitter
July 13, 2018, 8:11 pmGeorges NiangF, Utah Jazz
Yahoo’s Chams Sharania reported that Georges Niang has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Utah Jazz.
The deal is for a reported three years. Niang only played in nine game last year for the Jazz as he spent most of his time in the G-League. He’s been having himself a good Summer League, averaging 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists. It’s hard to see him getting meaningful minutes unless Derrick Favors or Jae Crowder get hurt.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 12, 2018, 11:42 pmGeorges NiangF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang recorded 12 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes on Thursday, while Diamond Stone totaled 14 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 24 minutes against the Magic.
Niang shot 4-of-16 from the field and 2-of-6 from three, while Stone was 4-of-8 from the floor. Both have played pretty well during their time in Las Vegas, but it's going to be hard for them to land significant minutes with the Jazz next season.
July 8, 2018, 10:46 pmGeorges NiangPF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting with two triples, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block against the Knicks on Sunday.
Niang had himself an all around game in a win and did it against Kevin Knox who isn't a pushover. It's a step in the right direction for a guy who's struggled to make the final roster of a team, but the Jazz just re-signed Derrick Favors so it'll be tough for Niang to carve out a real role.
July 5, 2018, 11:41 pmGeorges NiangF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang scored 15 points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block on 5-of-13 shooting (3-of-5 3PT) against the Hawks on Thursday.
Niang has scored the ball well in Summer League to this point. He's on the outside looking in as far as the rotation is concerned this season, though, so fantasy wise he's probably irrelevant.
July 4, 2018, 1:24 amGeorges NiangF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang recorded 18 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes, while Tony Bradley had 18 points and 14 rebounds in just 23 minutes of work against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
Niang shot 8-of-13 from the field and hit two 3-pointers, while Bradley was 8-of-12. Both guys are probably slated to spend more time in the G-League next season, so they aren't on the fantasy radar at this stage.
July 3, 2018, 1:27 amGeorges NiangF, Utah Jazz
Georges Niang had a nice start to summer league play with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting and 2-of-4 from three on Monday.
Niang is probably on the outside looking in as far as a spot in the rotation is concerned next season, but he might be able to keep himself on the radar with some more strong performances. Either way, he has no fantasy value.
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