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#31 Georges Niang
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  • Golden State Warriors
  • Signed as a free agent in August 2017
  • SF/PF
  • 6'8" / 830lbs
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  • 06/17/1993
  • USA
  • 50th pick, 2016
  • Iowa State
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DateLeagueTransaction
2016 NBA DraftNBADrafted 50th overall by Indiana.
6th December, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
12th December, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
5th January, 2017D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
7th January, 2017D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
6th February, 2017D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
8th February, 2017D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
11th July, 2016NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year contract with Indiana, for $650,000 in the first season and the final two seasons at the minimum salary.
31st March, 2017D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
13th April, 2017D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
14th July, 2017NBAWaived by Indiana.
14th August, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
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2012 - 2016Iowa State (NCAA)
July 2016Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2016 - July 2017Indiana Pacers (NBA)
August 2017 - presentGolden State Warriors (NBA)
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June 29, 2017

Georges Niang
SF/PF, 6’8, 230lbs, 24 years old, 1 year of experience

93 NBA minutes is not a sample size worth evaluating, even though a 0.1 PER in that time is rather jarring. But nor did he spend much time on assignment for whatever reason. The college Niang was smart and skilled, but looked too slow for the NBA wing spot. So as a power forward, he needs to make his mark as a high post passer, pick-and-pop player, rebounder, and not-too-overexposed defender. But given that he is not wanted in the short term, that he is not being sent to the Mad Ants to develop, and that his upside is not all that high even if he came good, there does not seem to be much point in keeping him next season.

Player Plan: Two years at the minimum salary remaining, unguaranteed. Has not done anything in one year to prove he is an NBA player, and while that is always going to be difficult in one year, he is sufficiently old as to not have that many to play with, and Leaf just pushed him further down. Probably not worth keeping.

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