The early dividends of the Nicolas Batum trade are already showing for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Noah Vonleh was named to the Summer League's Second Team after a strong four game showing in Las Vegas. Vonleh averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in four starts, helping Portland advance to the the second round of the playoffs, where they were eliminated by the Boston Celtics.
Vonleh's shooting was impressive, hitting 55% of his overall field goals and five of his ten threes. His free throw shooting was criticized while in Charlotte last season, but he converted 76% of his charity stripe shots during the Summer League. Despite not playing in the first game of Summer League with an ankle injury, Vonleh quickly adjusted to the Blazers offense, becoming a dangerous threat in the lane.
Vonleh was acquired along with Gerald Henderson in an off-season trade with the Charlotte Hornets which sent Nicolas Batum eastward.
The full list of First and Second Team players is available below. Voting was done by a panel of media members in attendance at the events, according to Mike Tokito of The Oregonian.
Las Vegas Summer League first and second team voting: pic.twitter.com/cKR1D0irSI— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) July 20, 2015