76ers’ Morey: ‘Georges(Niang) is a talented player who can stretch the floor’

The 76ers have officially signed F Georges Niang, the team announced on Friday.

According to Marc Stein, it’s a two-year deal worth $6.7 million.

Niang, 28, spent the last four seasons with Utah after spending his rookie year with Indiana. 

Last season, Niang posted career highs of 6.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.8 assists. He also was the only player last season to appear in at least 70 games while shooting at least 40-percent from both the field and three-point range while knocking down at least 95-percent of his attempts from the foul line. 

He is a .404 three-point shooter for his career, a mark that ranks 13th among active NBA players with 600-or-more attempts. This past season, Niang shot nearly 43-percent from three on a career-high 4.1 shots per game.

According to 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey, the 6-7 Niang should stretch the floor for Philadelphia next season.

“Georges is a talented player who can stretch the floor, and he immediately bolsters our frontcourt depth,” Morey said via a press release from the team. “He has shot over 40-percent from three for his career and has steadily improved his overall game each season he’s been in the NBA. We’re excited to welcome him to Philadelphia.”

Next season, Niang should fill the void left by Mike Scott off the 76ers’ bench and will be another dependable shooter for Philadelphia.

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