The Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t make any huge moves this past summer to bolster their roster.
Considering the fact that they were already the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference last season, they simply didn’t need a lot of improvements, or at least that’s what it seemed like.
However, the Cavaliers are off to a 3-5 start to the season.
One player who needs to find his form is none other than free agency signing Georges Niang.
Niang knows that, as he mentions wanting to improve his defense via the Cleveland Cavaliers’ official Twitter handle.
“I don’t think it’s a ‘concern.’ I think it’s something that we address constantly, and this being our third game of having everybody back, I think that’s something that we’ll see continue to improve over the course of the year — because we’re going to make it right,” Niang said.
.@GeorgesNiang20 is working on finding his rhythm in Cleveland.🕺@CavsJoeG sat down with him to discuss the beginning of the season, meshing with his new team, and what to look forward to for the remainder of this west coast roadtrip.
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— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 11, 2023
Niang has struggled to find his rhythm so far this season.
He has averaged just 6.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game for the Cavs this season.
Moreover, he’s shooting just 31.6% from the field and 27.0% from the three-point line.
But Niang is apparently not concerned about his shooting for the Cavs, at least for now.
Instead, he’s focusing on making amends on the defensive end of the floor this season.
Either way, Niang signed a three-year, $26 million contract with the Cavaliers in the offseason, and they are yet to get their money’s worth out of the 30-year-old.
With that being said, the Cavaliers forward has a chance to make amends over the course of the season.
After all, the new season has just started and if Niang can improve sooner rather than later, fans will forget his early-season struggles in a flash.
Can Niang make a huge improvement this season? Only time will tell.