Tony Jones: Georges Niang has agreed to a two year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources tell The Athletic
Marc Stein: Georges Niang is signing a two-year, $6.7 million deal with Philadelphia, according to his agents Mark Bartelstein and Andy Shiffman of @Priority Sports
As for those who were in the rotation last season, league sources indicate that it’s highly unlikely that Georges Niang will return to the team. Niang, who was a valuable role player off the bench for Utah last season, will be an unrestricted free agent. He is expected to garner significant interest on the market, according to sources.
Eric Walden: Georges Niang, on his free agency: "My heart is in Utah, they helped me be a man. I'll be a free agent for the first time, so we'll see what happens."
Ben Anderson: Georges Niang on his summer: "I've never been a free agent. So, I'm new to all this stuff. Obviously, my heart is in is in Utah. I love Utah, they gave me an opportunity to grow and mature as a man and a player." #TakeNote | @KSLSports
Georges Niang agreed to a three-year, $5 million deal with the Utah Jazz on Friday to end his restricted free agency, according to a Deseret News source. The source also confirmed that the first year of the deal is guaranteed, with trigger dates each year where the figures can guarantee.
“I am so excited,” Niang told the Deseret News. “I had such a great experience learning and developing here last year. I’m so excited to continue it here in Utah with the Jazz organization.”
Shams Charania: Forward Georges Niang has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Utah Jazz, league sources tell Yahoo.
Tony Jones: Niang was signed by the Jazz with the expectation to make the opening night roster, League Sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune
Eric Woodyard: Georges Niang is officially a restricted free agent, but will play summer league with the Utah Jazz. His goal is to finalize a spot in Utah this season, according to a source. His team will field calls when free agency opens on July 1 but ideally, they think Utah is the best fit.
Tony Jones: The Utah Jazz have officially extended qualifying offers to Dante Exum, Raul Neto and Georges Niang, making each restricted free agents, League Sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune....@KeithSmithNBA was first to report
Adam Johnson: Hearing the Utah Jazz are planning to sign Santa Cruz Warriors forward Georges Niang to a two-way contract, league sources tell @Adam Johnson.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Free agent Georges Niang signed partial guarantee with Golden State. He'll likely play for Santa Cruz, GSW's G-League affiliate.
The $1.3M contract for Georges Niang would have been guaranteed on July 15. The Pacers will incur a $100K cap hit and see their room increase to $5.7M.
Georges Niang: Thank you Indiana my time with the pacers organization was special Thankful to have been apart of a special year thank you for the memories
September 18, 2021 | 9:28 pm EDT Update
The Houston Rockets have waived forward Tyler Bey. This waiver was necessary to create the roster spot for Houston to re-sign Dante Exum. The Rockets signed Bey to a fully non-guaranteed training camp contract in late-August.
September 18, 2021 | 5:41 pm EDT Update
You’re here for at least the next five years now that you’ve signed an extension. Do you allow yourself to think – or dream – about what might come over that time span since you’ve talked openly about wanting to win a title in New York? Have you allowed yourself to think about how things might progress? Julius Randle: Obviously, it’s a process. Everything is a process. We’ve been building this from the ground up. But for me, personally, that is the expectation (winning a title in New York). That’s what I want to happen within that time frame. There’s a lot of things, factors that go into that. So obviously you’ve got to weigh that stuff in.
Julius Randle: But as far as myself, I know Thibs (Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau) is thinking (it as well), it’s just win at all costs. For me personally, that’s just how I prepare myself. I prepare myself to compete at the highest level of our game. Like I said, there’s a lot of factors (that go into winning an NBA title). But I trust Leon (Knicks president Leon Rose), I trust Thibs, Wes (Knicks vice president William Wesley), our coaches, Scott (Knicks GM Scott Perry) – all these guys, I trust. That was part of my process in thinking of signing the extension and that’s my goal, that’s our goal as a team and the guys that are around us. We want to be able to say that we won a championship here in New York. I don’t think there’s any better feeling than that.
Did you guys see the video clip of Trae Young at the Garden with WWE? Do you care about that stuff? Julius Randle: Yeah I see it. But honestly, I don’t care. Obviously, that’s (for) entertainment purposes and all that (stuff), so I let people enjoy it. For me, honestly, I don’t care. I honestly didn’t even watch it. Knicks fans, they’re going to make a big deal out of it – they didn’t like it (laughs). But it’s all fun and games and hopefully they enjoyed it.
September 18, 2021 | 12:10 pm EDT Update
The Rockets have officially re-signed guard Dante Exum and waived Tyler Bey to create a roster space for him, according to the NBA’s transactions log. Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw was the first to report the Bey transaction (Twitter link). With John Wall not expected to play for the team this season as it seeks to trade him, the Rockets were in the market for another point guard. The Rockets’ interest in Exum surfaced on Tuesday.
When the Timberwolves traded up to get Leandro Bolmaro last November in the 2020 NBA Draft (yes, it was less than a year ago… it still feels weird), the question was would it be a year or two before Bolmaro came over from Barcelona to play in the NBA. The answer is one. Minnesota reached a deal and Bolmaro will be with the Timberwolves in training camp, the team announced Saturday. This is not a surprise; he was expected to come over this season. He will be playing on a rookie scale contract.