The New York Knicks have agreed to a deal with big man Noah Vonleh.
The New York Knicks are taking another stab at young talent by signing 22-year old Noah Vonleh.
Ian Begley of ESPN New York was first with reports of the signing.
The Knicks have reached an agreement with free agent big man Noah Vonleh, per ESPN sources.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 24, 2018
Another former lottery pick (ninth in 2014) has entered the Knicks fold. He’s the second they’ve signed this summer (Mario Hezonja, fifth overall in 2015).
Vonleh entered the year with the Portland Trailblazers and was eventually traded to the Bulls. He was fairly productive in his 21-game campaign with Chicago.
Vonleh averaged 6.9 points and 6.9 rebounds in just 19 minutes per game. That includes a 14-point performance in March against the Denver Nuggets.
He connected on four shots from deep:
This addition means one player on the Knicks roster will be waived or traded ahead of the season.
They now have 16 players under contract. New York can enter camp with 20 players, but must begin the season at 15.
Numbers and length of Vonleh’s deal have yet to be announced.