The versatile veteran out of Iowa State can do plenty of different things for the Sixers such as being able to shoot the 3-pointer, he can put the ball on the floor, and he can be a guy who can play different positions. “These guys have done a great job of making me feel comfortable and I’ve gotten really acclimated with the system. Doc has done a great job of really showing me how things roll around here and where I can be effective and how I can help. It’s been great and in two weeks, I’ve definitely learned a lot.”
Niang has recently been playing with the first unit due to Tobias Harris being out with right knee soreness and that has allowed him to be able to play with guys like Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, Seth Curry, and others in order to get a feel of playing with his new teammates.
“The more reps you have with guys you haven’t played alongside, the better,” Niang said. “Tyrese telling me to run the floor so he can get to the rim so just different things that allows me to help guys to get in their comfort zone or where they’d like to be.”
Niang will continue to play a big role with this team even when Harris does return so it is good right now that he is learning how to play within the team.