According to Jon Krawczynski of the Athletic, former Indiana University Hoosier forward Noah Vonleh has agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Per sources, the deal is valued at $2 million for the single year with the franchise. Vonleh, now 23 years-old, will be entering his sixth year in the NBA and the Timberwolves will be his 5th NBA team during his career. Noah Vonleh was drafted by Charlotte and has since spent time in Portland, Chicago, and New York.
During the 6-foot-9 power forward’s past season with the New York Knicks, Noah Vonleh played in a total of 68 games and started in 57 of them. During those games, he averaged a career high 8.4 points per game with nearly 8 rebounds each night. Given his 5-year NBA career, Noah Vonleh has seen the most minutes in the Big Apple, getting 25.3 minutes per contest under new head coach David Fizdale.
The Timberwolves have had an interesting free agency, losing PF Taj Gibson to New York and PF Anthony Tolliver to Portland. As the unfriendly end of many NBA free agency jokes, the Knicks missed out on a number of league superstars that were rumored to have interest in playing at Madison Square Garden. Instead, they have signed a number of guards and forwards in the $8-10 million annual salary range, including PF Bobby Portis and the aforementioned Gibson.
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