Noah Vonleh Rumors

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Noah Vonleh
Noah Vonleh
Position: F
Born: 08/24/95
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:242 lbs. / 109.8 kg.
Salary: $1,621,415
Because his salary-cap hold will be marginal, he’s got a legit chance to be part of the future. The Knicks should have the ability to re-sign him and go over the cap. Vonleh’s modest contract won’t become officially guaranteed until January. “It’s a one-year thing and too early to call it,’’ Vonleh said. “We’re only eight games in. The season can change, but I’m trying to keep the same mentality all season and bringing energy and be consistent and help teammates out. I definitely want to be here in New York, but that’s up in the air. I have to focus on this season and go from there.”
Storyline: Noah Vonleh Free Agency
The Knicks have moved on with Noah Vonleh becoming a reliable defensive big man, but coach David Fizdale wanted center Kyle O’Quinn back as “a mentor.’’ Part of O’Quinn wanted to be back, too. In July, O’Quinn, a Queens product, left the Knicks to sign a one-year, $4.45 million deal with the Pacers after opting out of his contract. It wasn’t an easy choice. “You talk to your agent, talk to people who help you, but you have to make it,’’ O’Quinn said before the Knicks’ 107-101 loss to the Pacers. “It’s the biggest decision I’ve ever made as far as making a choice in my career. I slept on it, prayed on it. I made the decision and I’m sticking with it. It’s no secret I would’ve loved to play for Fizdale or be here. It’s tougher than telling a girl you’re moving on.’’
According to a source, the Cavaliers finished runner-up for Vonleh. San Antonio and Milwaukee also made bids. Vonleh was traded midseason by Portland to Chicago, which didn’t make an offer, despite him averaging 9.9 points and 10 rebounds in a seven-game stretch soon after the deadline deal. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said he “inhales rebounds.’’