Therefore, coach Doc Rivers has had to juggle lineups, and he recently turned to Georges Niang to start next to Andre Drummond in the frontcourt.
In the last two games as a starter, Niang is averaging 13.0 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 52.6% from the floor and 6-for-12 from deep. “My role on this team is to take and make open shots, and when I get an opportunity to drive at a bad close-out and create for others, that’s what I’m going to do. Obviously, with the starting unit, I don’t want to say there’s more weapons but Tobias, Seth, Tyrese, even when Joel is back there’s guys you are looking to [be] the focal point.”
At the end of the day, Niang’s role does not change.
“I understand my role,” Niang finished.