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Video: Noah Vonleh Proving His Worth As A Dual Threat In Transition

Noah Vonleh showed his potential to the Moda Center faithful and the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday night.

Godofredo Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Early in the fist quarter of tonight's Blazers vs. Lakers tilt, Portland prospect Noah Vonleh stripped Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson in the open court and then went coast to coast for the fast break slam.

Vonleh has gotten off to a slow start this season, averaging only 2.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game, but he has begun to show flashes of the athleticism and versatility that enticed Neil Olshey to trade for him.

This is the second consecutive game that Vonleh has used defense to create transition offense; in Portland's last game against Chicago he scored five points and blocked a Derrick Rose lay-up in 30 seconds:

In the long term the Blazers will need Vonleh to turn these bursts of transition dual threat potential into consistent impact, but in the short term these highlights provide hope for the team's future.