The Brooklyn Nets officially signed 6-foot-10 power forward/center Noah Vonleh on Monday.
Vonleh, 25, was drafted ninth overall out of Indiana University in 2014 and has spent time with six different NBA organizations over his six-year career.
Over 335 appearances, Vonleh has averaged 5.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 46 percent field-goal shooting in 16.9 minutes per game during stints with the Hornets, Trailblazers, Bulls, Knicks, Timberwolves and Nuggets.
The Nets recently acquired another big man in Norvel Pelle to help boost their depth in the front court and now the free agent Vonleh will soon get a chance to work his way into the rotation.
Vonleh will join a 14-11 Nets squad that currently sits 3.5 games behind the first-place Sixers (17-7), while they lead the NBA in scoring (121.5 PPG) and field goal percentage (49.8 percent).
Vonleh’s rebounding skills, size and defensive versatility could make a helpful impact for the Nets as they look to march deep into the playoffs this season with a superstar-led roster.
Brooklyn will be back in action Tuesday night as they get set to take on the Pistons in Detroit at 7 p.m with pregame coverage tipping off on YES at 6:30 p.m.