Noah Vonleh was sought by Cavs, Spurs, Bucks, prior to arrival in New York
It has been a bumpy ride for current New York Knick signee, Noah Vonleh, as he is set to join his fourth team in five seasons.
So far, the former 2014 ninth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets has had a vastly disappointing professional tenure with only 4.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game as career averages to show for. Prior to getting drafted, Vonleh was touted as an evolutionary young big man with strong rebounding potential and a solid outside shot.
Still, his underperformance thus far has apparently not scared teams away from taking a chance on his potential.
Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that Vonleh received interest from at least three other teams before choosing to sign with the Knicks.
According to a source, the Cavaliers finished runner-up for Vonleh. San Antonio and Milwaukee also made bids.
While it may have been interesting to see Vonleh get coached by Greg Popovich in San Antonio or team up with Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee, there’s a good chance he gets quality minutes in New York, especially with Kristaps Porzingis out of commission until Christmas, at the earliest, as he recovers from an ACL tear. This means the starting power forward position is wide open, with only fellow 2014 draftee, Mario Hezonja, standing in his way.
Right now, the ball seems to be in Vonleh’s court as he is set to enter a crucial NBA season. If he fails to capitalize on yet another opportunity, it may not be long before he’s out of the league. But right now, he has a really good chance of carving out a nice role for himself and finally proving all the doubters wrong.