Report: Noah Vonleh expected to sign with Nets

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Norvel Pelle may provide the Brooklyn Nets with some depth down low on the defensive end, but adding him was clearly not enough to make up for the void left by Jarrett Allen after he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the James Harden deal. While Pelle can help, Allen is one of the better rim protectors in the NBA at only 22 years old. So, Brooklyn needed to look for another big man to share minutes at center with DeAndre Jordan and Jeff Green.

Enter Noah Vonleh. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the 6-foot-10 big man is expected to ink a deal with the Nets. A six-year NBA veteran, Vonleh has spent time with the Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets and Denver Nuggets.

Like Pelle before he joined Saturday against the 76ers and Iman Shumpert, who also recently re-signed with the Nets, Vonleh has not played in an NBA game yet this season — it will likely take some time before the big man to log minutes for Brooklyn.

While he isn’t a shot-blocker like Pelle, Vonleh is able to guard multiple positions. He’s also a strong rebounder, grabbing 5.2 per game throughout his career despite only averaging 16.9 minutes a night.

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