Certainly, the Nets are full of reinforcements in recent days since after the arrivals of Iman Shumpert and Norvel Pelle, Brooklyn has just announced the signing of the strong winger Noah Vonleh, from his sofa. Thus, the New Yorkers bring their number of players under contract to fifteen and is now full.
If like us you do your Christmas shopping in December, the Nets wait a few extra weeks to nab the good deals on sale. After having made James Harden come on foot, Brooklyn decided to continue its small shopping in order to fill its gaps in the painting, in particular due to the departures of Taurean Prince and Jarrett Allen. The little kiff Iman Shumpert followed the signing of Norvel Pelle at the pivot position. At 27, the pretty guy of 2m08 has spent only one season in the NBA – in the jersey of the Sixers – but promises a lot of good to the depth of New York bench. However, there was still one last spot to fill in the Nets and Sean Marks did not want to crack by signing JR Smith, although reforming the duo Gérard-Shumpert was more than tempting (no). Instead, New Zealand’s GM fell back on Noah Vonleh, a new interior that should have a small role to play in a rotation that is still looking for itself. The 25-year-old strong-winger / pivot had certainly made the preseason for Chicago, but the Bulls saw fit not to keep him at the start of the season. Yes, so he went after Cristiano Felicio.
OFFICIAL: The Nets have signed free-agent forward Noah Vonleh!
▪️▫️ Welcome to BK, Noah ▫️▪️ pic.twitter.com/pLQhPQ4h9x
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) February 8, 2021
Noah Vonleh is 335 games in six NBA seasons. His most prolific season dates back to 2018-19 during his time at the Knicks where the inside took advantage of the Garden to send 8.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists averaging 47% shooting including 34% from parking. So, Malika Andrews (ESPN) informs that Vonleh could make his Brooklyn debut as early as Tuesday against the soporific Pistons. Entry, che who discovers his seventh NBA franchise will have to make people forget the gaps that Brooklyn knows in the painting: competition for DeAndre Jordan – a little too alone since the departure of Jarrett Allen – but above all a beautiful fair in sight with the lobs of James Harden and Kyrie Irving. Also, the defenses may not pay him too much attention – already busy restricting Kevin Durant and his friends – which will inevitably free up space for the pivot. In summary, the arrivals of Shumpert, Pelle and Vonleh formalize, unless there is a new trade, the workforce that the other teams are likely to fill up until the end of the season. A complete roster therefore, and a smiling Steve Nash who will finally be able to find his bearings and define his rotations. From now on, we expect a click from these Nets 2.0, as well as a nice domination in the East.
Noah Vonleh is the latest piece added by Sean Marks to his franchise, which is now fully staffed. It’s now up to Steve Nash to concoct a nice recipe for us, and nice, to put it mildly, as he has the weapons to do extremely dirty things.
Text source: ESPN