Jazz signing Niang to two-way deal; expected to waive Mitrou-Long

Jan 12, 2017; London, United Kingdom; Indiana Pacers forward Georges Niang heads to the court before an NBA game against the Denver Nuggets at the O2 Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Former Iowa State star Georges Niang is expected to sign a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz. Niang, who was taken by the Indiana Pacers with the No. 50 pick in the 2016 NBA draft, has played the first 26 games of this season with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Niang has averaged 18.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game in his time with the Golden State G-League affiliate. He is the third Cyclone to sign a two-way deal this season.

Unfortunately, the Jazz is expected to waive former Cyclone Naz Mitrou-Long in order to make room for Niang on the roster. Mitrou-Long appeared in one game, scoring three points in one minute, for the Jazz last month.

Utah plays the Charlotte Hornets Friday night.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his sixth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.