Georges Niang is the perfect example of the type of player that the Wizards need during a rebuild. The Sixers power forward is one of the most consistent three-point shooters in his position, having shot over 40 percent from beyond the arc, every season of his career. He also made two threes a game for the past two seasons, a very good number for a bench player.
Nicknamed Minivan, Niang doesn’t take anything off the table offensively. He will space the floor, keep the ball moving, and can drive to the basket on occasion. He is a very good off-ball player thanks to his shooting gravity. He is a weak defender but he has some size and strength that he will not completely sink your defense. Plus as an offensive specialist who is likely coming from the bench, his defensive shortcomings can be overlooked. For bench units, he can play the five to really juice the offense in five-out lineups. This would help open up driving lanes for Johnny Davis and Deni Avdija, which would do wonders for their development.
Coming off a 2-year, $6.8 million contract, the unrestricted free agent Niang should be gettable for a deal around that ballpark. As shooting is always at a premium for contending teams, Niang will be tradeable for future draft picks later on.