With Obi Toppin’s name arriving in rumors as a trade target, the Knicks may have a backup option in Georges Niang.
Toppin and Niang are completely different players. While Toppin has never been entirely comfortable as a spacer, Niang thrives.
Niang is accurate, shooting 40.1 percent from the three-point line on a high volume of attempts: 76.5 percent of the 6-foot-7 forward’s shot attempts last season were threes.
Though the Knicks would lose Toppin’s supreme athleticism, Niang fills a need as New York was the worst three-point shooting team in the playoffs at 29.2%.