George "The Astro Van" Niang!




whatthe

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I think we lose him next year, because of the tax. He is extremely valuable for the 9th man and what he does for us - spacing for the 2nd unit and plays off JC and Gobert/Favors and Conley.
 

Moonlight Graham

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I've been critical of Niang, but he's shown real progress this year despite some shooting struggles. I think bringing back Favors has helped a lot. The complementary skillsets of Favors and Niang are far more effective than the gaping defensive black hole we used to have with Bradley and Niang on the floor at the same time.
 

movedaball

Active Member
My hell y’all are idiots. You’ve been bashing him since at least the beginning of last off season and probably longer, and now because of a few good games y’all love him now. Y’all need to eat hella more crow before you hop in the van with me.

I still think we can do better than George Niang for the 9th guy... we need energy and defense in the second unit and we STILL have no big wings/fours for defenders (Bojan is not that, Joe is past his prime). We are so heavily weighted towards perimeter scoring - we don’t have many guys capable of actually attacking the basket other than Donovan and Rudy. We’re ranked 23rd in points in the paint, and 28th in free throw attempts. That could be a problem. Not that a Niang replacement (who could still shoot a little just not as well) would even solve that one.


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Thee Idiotic Minivan K

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I still think we can do better than George Niang for the 9th guy... we need energy and defense in the second unit and we STILL have no big wings/fours for defenders (Bojan is not that, Joe is past his prime). We are so heavily weighted towards perimeter scoring - we don’t have many guys capable of actually attacking the basket other than Donovan and Rudy. We’re ranked 23rd in points in the paint, and 28th in free throw attempts. That could be a problem. Not that a Niang replacement (who could still shoot a little just not as well) would even solve that one.


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He does give energy and defense off the bench. But because of his reputation people just assume he doesn’t play defense. Fact is he’s put a lot of effort into his defense, and most here are oblivious to it. He’s also valuable to the jazz as the team usually dominates during the time he’s in the game, just look at his +/- for the year.
 

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