The Sixers found themselves a solid backup forward for Tobias Harris in former Utah Jazz player Georges Niang. As the 76ers cut ties with Mike Scott this offseason by not re-upping his contract, Philly's front office was on the hunt for a stretch-four in free agency, and they found one in Niang.

Ever since joining the 76ers, Niang has spoken a lot about his excitement of eventually playing alongside a player like Joel Embiid. However, there hasn't been much said about playing with somebody like Ben Simmons, for apparent reasons.

For the last few months, Simmons has been a topic of discussion when it comes to the Sixers. As the All-Star guard is reportedly on the team's trade block and Simmons is open to a change of scenery, there is a chance the star guard could play for a different team for the first time in his professional career.

But Georges Niang would like it if that wasn't the case. Although Niang understands the NBA is a business and the Sixers are going to do what they think is best for the team, the former Jazz forward seems intrigued with the idea of having Simmons as a teammate for next season as he defended the veteran guard on Sirius XM NBA Radio.