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Former Blazers Forward Noah Vonleh Signs With New York Knicks

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The Knicks have agreed to terms with former Blazers big man Noah Vonleh.

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The New York Knicks have come to an agreement with former Trail Blazers big man Noah Vonleh. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, the former Indiana standout will be taking his talents to New York next season. The Knicks will have to make an additional move to make room for his arrival.

Vonleh played in 185 regular season games (109 starts) during his tenure in Portland before being traded to Chicago at the deadline last year. Along with Gerald Henderson, Vonleh was part of the package that the Blazers received from the Hornets in exchange for Nic Batum.

The 22-year-old forward will join a crowded Knicks frontcourt for the upcoming season. Vonleh will likely compete with rookie Mitchell Robinson for minutes in coach David Fizdale’s post rotation.

Vonleh averaged 6.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game in his 21 appearances with the Bulls in 2017-18. The former lottery pick will be 23 years old when the 2018-19 season gets underway.