George "The Astro Van" Niang!


movedaball

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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.

His defense has improved but his defense is still sh*t. FIVE fouls in 14 minutes of play is not good defense


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movedaball

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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.

I’m sorry but I would take the Semi (Ojeleye) type for our team over the Minivan. I was hoping that’s who Brantley could turn into, but it doesn’t look it so far... actually Semi’s defensive stats don’t look all that great this year


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KqWIN

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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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The 9th guy isn't going to fundamentally change how this team plays. If you are concerned about those numbers, you have to change Mitchell, Conley, Bogey, or Clarkson. Those are the players that are driving those numbers. Swapping out Niang for someone else isn't going to make a ripple. What he is going to do is play as the 5th guy in our second unit. So how's that working out with Niang? +21.1 and 100th percentile in the league. Seems to be working out just fine.
 

Thee Idiotic Minivan K

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His defense has improved but his defense is still sh*t. FIVE fouls in 14 minutes of play is not good defense


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He did play good defense, at least two of his fouls were shot calls, he also had one foul on purpose to stop a fast break easy layup it was a solid hard foul. For a guy that plays 10-14 minutes a game he is aggressive on defense and uses his fouls nicely. He’s been better than average on defense this year. Also the stats show the jazz are better with him in the lineup than out. U need a new perception of who Niang is my friend.
 

rjfan

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In his defense, most of those fouls were very ticky-tacky and also bad decisions on his part, being a bit too aggressive when he didn't have to be.
In his defense, he's not a player that we're relying to play even as much as 14 minutes, so even a sixth foul wouldn't be a problem
 

movedaball

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He did play good defense, at least two of his fouls were shot calls, he also had one foul on purpose to stop a fast break easy layup it was a solid hard foul. For a guy that plays 10-14 minutes a game he is aggressive on defense and uses his fouls nicely. He’s been better than average on defense this year. Also the stats show the jazz are better with him in the lineup than out. U need a new perception of who Niang is my friend.

All I’m saying if there’s an upgrade to be made, that’s where it should be. Nothing much else is very movable for us


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Thee Idiotic Minivan K

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All I’m saying if there’s an upgrade to be made, that’s where it should be. Nothing much else is very movable for us


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We’re paying him I’m guessing the minimum, to replace what he gives us and more we need to pay 7-10 million a year. You don’t understand the value Niang brings to this team. I guess it’s not your fault, you know, with that pea sized brain and all.
 

Rubashov

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Georges has been great, certainly playing with more aggression. Also can't believe people saying joe is old and washed up after missing 4 games.
 

Handlogten's Heros

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No one wants the minivan, but there comes a time in life where you need the minivan whether you like it or not.
Sliding doors are a godsend with kids... so much more storage than an suv and get great gas mileage. The only problem is a tiny bit of me dies inside every time I drive it.
 

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