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Timberwolves’ Noah Vonleh credits Knicks for letting him spread his wings

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Noah Vonleh had only complimentary things to say about his times spent with the New York Knicks last season.

The five-year veteran spent only one season with the Knicks, but he said that it helped him grow significantly.

“I put the work in,” Vonleh said, per Kyle Ratke of Timberwolves.com. “When I get in the game, I don’t see why I should be shy looking for my shot, so I looked for it a lot last year compared to other places where I didn’t really have the opportunity to showcase some of those things. Being in New York, they kind of let me spread my wings and grow as a player.”

In New York, Vonleh had his best season as a pro. He averaged career-highs nearly across the board, putting up 8.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Vonleh also formed a solid 3-point stroke, making 34 percent of his triples on two attempts a game.

Of course, the Knicks really had nothing to play for last year. This gave the team massive amounts of leeway with their young players. The players were pretty much allowed to play through all their mistakes in hopes of getting some valuable experience in a tanking season.

Clearly, the experience helped Vonleh grow. Now, he can help contribute to a Timberwolves team that is looking to steal a playoff spot in a crowded Western Conference.