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Georges Niang to see increased role sans Bojan Bogdanovic

by Dan Titus | Jazz Correspondent | Wed, May 20th 2:47am EDT

Utah Jazz beat writer Tony Jones suggests that Georges Niang will be asked to play more minutes as a result of Bojan Bogdanovic undergoing season-ending surgery on Tuesday. (Tony Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

As the NBA inches closer to a possible return this season, the Utah Jazz will be without their best shooter and starting small forward Bojan Bogdanovic. Plagued by a right wrist injury since November, Bogdanovic opted for surgery on Tuesday - leaving an opportunity in the rotation for Niang. Jazz F Joe Ingles will likely be inserted back into the starting lineup, moving Royce O'Neale to the power forward position, where Niang will earn more minutes as a backup. Don't expect too much from the four-year veteran, as he's averaged 5.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 0.8 assists across 13.3 minutes per game in 58 games this season.

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