Sixers Sign Veteran Forward to a Two-Year Deal
The Sixers are adding a piece to the puzzle they were lacking last season - a stretch-four who can step out and shoot off-the-bench.
The team is adding veteran power forward Georges Niang, inking him to a two-year, $6.7 million deal per Marc Stein.
The former second-round pick gives the team a stretch-four, shooting the 3-point shot at an impressive 42.5% clip for Utah last season.
The veteran averaged 6.9 points per game for the No. 1 seeded Jazz, adding 2.4 rebounds per game. He is a combo forward with a solid offensive game, who can play in an up-tempo scheme and gives the Sixers more frontcourt shooting than Mike Scott provided in that role last season.
He should be in the mix for a spot in the rotation this season, likely behind Tobias Harris as a reserve forward, something the team lacked last season.
So far this offseason the team has added Drummond and Niang, plus brought back Furkan Korkmaz. They parted ways with George Hill, who is expected to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks and Howard.