Niang registered 24 points (9-12 FG, 6-8 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and two steals across 24 minutes in Saturday's 124-116 win over the Rockets.
Niang notched his best scoring output of his career while hitting double figures in points for the fourth consecutive contest. The forward has started seven straight games with Donovan Mitchell (ankle) and Mike Conley (hamstring) sidelined, and he's continued to operate efficiently off the top unit. During that seven-game stretch, Niang is averaging 12.7 points and 3.3 three-pointers in 23.7 minutes per contest while knocking down exactly half his attempts from downtown.
Niang totaled 19 points (6-9 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists and three rebounds in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 154-105 victory over the Kings.
Niang moved into the starting lineup against the Kings and much like his teammates, he thrived on the offensive end of the floor. While this sort of a performance is an outlier from what Niang typically provides, he'll likely benefit from an uptick in minutes and usage in the short term while Donovan Mitchell (ankle) and Mike Conley (hamstring) are sidelined.
Niang will start in Wednesday's game against the Kings, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Niang will make just his second start of the season as the Jazz go with a bigger lineup against the Kings. The 27-year-old is averaging 6.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game this season.
Niang collected 14 points (4-11 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and one steal in a 105-104 loss to the Timberwolves on Monday.
Niang continued his hot shooting from distance and has now made multiple threes in three consecutive games. Over that stretch the forward has scored in double figures twice and shot 50.0 percent from behind the arc. Niang has also been solid on the glass recently, averaging 5.3 rebounds across his last seven contests.
Niang will come off the bench Friday against the Pacers.
After a one-game stint in the starting five due to the absence of Royce O'Neale (rest), Niang will resume his usual role off the bench. Since the start of March, he's averaged 6.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 15.7 minutes.
Niang posted 18 points (6-14 FG, 6-13 3Pt), 10 rebounds and three assists across 34 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Thunder.
Niang got the starting nod with Royce O'Neale out due to rest-related reasons, and he made quite an impact on both ends of the court en route to his first double-double of the campaign. The 10 rebounds were a season-high mark for the former Iowa State standout, and the 18-point tally was his second-best output of the campaign, but that won't matter much going forward -- he's expected to move back to a bench role with O'Neale likely to return to the starting five for Friday's game against the Pacers.
Niang will start Tuesday's game against the Thunder, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
With Royce O'Neale out for rest, Niang will get the nod. In the four games this season in which he's seen at least 20 minutes, he's averaged 10.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 21.0 minutes.
Niang scored 10 points (3-6 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in 18 minutes during Thursday's 122-103 win over the Trail Blazers.
Niang scored in double figures for just the third time in his last 10 games and is averaging 5.4 points per game. While the scoring outburst was nice, the 27-year-old failed to register a single assist, rebound, block or steal. The Jazz were without Jordan Clarkson (ankle) who is averaging 17.2 points per game, so it's safe to assume the double-digit scoring performance was an outlier.
Niang scored 15 points (5-9 FG, 5-8 3Pt) across 16 minutes Wednesday in a 118-88 victory over the Nets.
Every once in a while, Niang catches fire from deep -- he has logged three games of four or more three-pointers this season. However, the 27-year-old is averaging just 5.0 points on 41.1 percent shooting from the field overall, so he isn't a viable fantasy target.
Niang finished with 21 points (7-7 FG, 7-7 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes Monday in the Jazz' 132-110 win over the Hornets.
Niang and fellow reserve Joe Ingles lit up the Hornets from outside, with the duo combining for half of the Jazz' franchise-record 28 triples in the victory. Considering Niang was only converting at a 31.9 percent clip from downtown for the season prior to Monday, his lights-out performance against Charlotte can safely be viewed as a massive outlier. The 27-year-old is only a fantasy option in deeper leagues.
Niang tallied 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt.) five assists, three rebounds and a steal across 18 minutes in Saturday's 112-94 win over the Heat.
Niang's impressive evening beyond the arc helped to bolster his fantasy total Saturday, resulting in one of his best showings this season. He was especially effective in the second quarter, putting up two consecutive threes early in the period.
Niang (ankle) is available Saturday against the Heat.
Niang suffered an ankle injury Friday against the Bucks, but he's good to go just one day later. Over the past five games, Niang has averaged 4.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 14.2 minutes.
Niang went to the locker room in the second half of Friday's game against the Bucks with an apparent right ankle injury, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
Niang appeared to roll his right ankle in the second half Friday, and he went to the locker room as a result. The severity of the injury isn't yet known, and it's not clear whether he'll be able to return in the final minutes of the game. Prior to his departure, Niang recorded five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block over 14 minutes.
Niang contributed 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt) to go with one rebound and one assist in 13 minutes Tuesday during the Jazz's 118-102 win over the Pelicans.
Niang has quietly strung together four straight games with double-digit points, but his scoring has come on 54.5 percent shooting from the field and 44.4 percent from three-point range, both of which are well above his career rates (43.7 and 38.2 percent, respectively). Look for Niang's offensive production to take a step back sooner rather than later, especially now that Joe Ingles (Achilles) has rejoined him on the second unit after missing four of the previous five games.
Niang scored six points (2-2 FG, 2-2 3Pt) while adding two rebounds and an assist in 12 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 112-100 loss to the Knicks.
While he's seen the court in every game so far this year, this was only the second time Niang received double-digit minutes, and he came into the contest with only two points on the season. Now in his fifth NBA campaign, Niang would likely need an injury or two ahead of him to move into a useful role from a fantasy perspective.
Niang will start Saturday's preseason opener against the Suns, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
With Royce O'Neale (undisclosed) out, Niang will draw the start at power forward while Derrick Favors still comes off the bench.
Niang notched 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt) and two rebounds in 16 minutes during Friday's 124-87 Game 3 win against the Nuggets.
Niang had managed seven points apiece in each of the first two playoff games while earning a combined 41 minutes. Despite seeing less time in this one, he finished with more points than he did in those first two tilts combined. Niang has been Utah's most productive backup forward and seems likely to continue logging double-digit minutes going forward in the postseason.
Niang will start Friday against the Spurs, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Aside from Joe Ingles, Utah's starters are all sidelined, opening up a chance for Niang to draw the first start of his career. In the seven games this season that he's garnered at least 20 minutes, he's averaged 10.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
Niang is expected to receive a boost in playing time when the season resumes with Bojan Bogdanovic set to undergo season-ending wrist surgery, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
The Jazz will likely turn to Joe Ingles to fill Bogdanovic's starting role at forward, but since Ingles was already averaging 27.7 minutes per game coming off the bench this season, he won't be able to assume all of Bogdanovic's playing time. As such, Niang, who is only averaging 13.3 minutes per game as a reserve this season, is a likelier candidate to absorb a good chunk of Bogdanovic's 33.1 minutes per game. Even if Niang pushes for a consistent 20-to-25-minute role, his low usage could still make it difficult for him to gain relevance in most fantasy leagues, but he should at least be on the radar.
Niang played 12 minutes Friday in the Jazz's 129-119 win over the Wizards, finishing with six points (2-3 FG, 2-3 3Pt) and two rebounds.
Niang has held a consistent role in coach Quin Snyder's rotation all season, appearing in each of the Jazz's 40 games since the beginning of December. However, he hasn't received elevated playing time in any of those contests, maxing out at just 22 minutes. The 26-year-old could have some fantasy intrigue if he regularly finds a way to 30-plus minutes at some point, but it'll likely take multiple injuries to starters before that happens.
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