I never understood the Niang hate. I’ve been ambivalent, but his development has flown under the radar. Very well could be the next Royce to some degree. If Oni develops too, that solves so many problems.
The spurs comparison is more accurate. I'm kind of wondering if it's the next step in the SSL suns. Really, this is also what the Rockets were aiming for too, we just have better defense. They'd have won a title if they had a Gobert.