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Noah Vonleh | Forward

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (19) / 8/24/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: Indiana
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Noah Vonleh made his NBA debut in a loss to the Warriors on Saturday, and finished with one steal and missing his only shot attempt in five minutes.
He dealt with a hernia in the offseason so it's good to see him healthy and active on the Hornet's roster. While the upside is definitely there, Vonleh doesn't project to be in the rotation this season as he is currently slotted behind Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller. Vonleh can be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues, but owners in keeper leagues should keep their eye on him. Nov 16 - 1:15 AM

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Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh was on the inactive list for Sunday's game.

Vonleh had sports hernia surgery during the preseason but he's since recovered, and his inactivity is the result of a DNP-CD. Hornets coach Steve Clifford expects Vonleh to spend much of his season in the D-League, though he could crack the rotation as the season progresses.
Nov 2 - 10:46 PM

Noah Vonleh (hernia) is inactive on Wednesday.

He is not expected to be in the rotation and can be ignored in re-drafts. Vonleh does have some appeal in deep keeper leagues, though.
Oct 29 - 6:01 PM

Noah Vonleh will not be part of the Hornets' rotation on opening night, but coach Steve Clifford said he could earn minutes later in the season.

"He’s not even close to being ready to play [in a regular-season game]," Clifford said. "He’s got a lot of talent. He’s eager and athletic. There was a lot of good, a lot of bad [in his debut on Monday]. Noah was the one guy who could not afford to miss September and October." That quote is more than enough reason to avoid Vonleh on draft day.
Oct 21 - 7:02 PM

Noah Vonleh (sports hernia) made his preseason debut on Monday, scoring four points on 2-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two steals and three turnovers in 19 minutes off the bench.

Vonleh showed some nice moves tonight but he's still raw and after he gets in basketball shape he'll need to scratch his way into the rotation.
Oct 20 - 11:51 PM

Noah Vonleh (sports hernia) has been cleared for contact.

He did some one-on-one in practice, but is not close to 100 percent. "I’m still being cautious with it, but I’m moving better. Very excited to be back on the court," Vonleh said. Marvin Williams is going to start and Vonleh's chances of contributing in his first season seem slim.
Oct 10 - 10:02 AM

Noah Vonleh (sports hernia) played 1-on-1 on Thursday.

Barring any setbacks Vonleh could be ready for 5-on-5 as early as next week. It's a good sign for the 9th overall pick in the 2014 draft. If Cody Zeller continues to struggle, Vonleh could see significant minutes in a Hornets team trending upward.
Oct 9 - 3:58 PM

Noah Vonleh (hernia) is hoping to be fully cleared in 2-3 weeks.

The rookie is doing some light shooting and jogging right now. He had sports hernia surgery on Sept. 2 and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, so Vonleh looking to be cleared is not overly optimistic. He's losing valuable practice time and is probably not going to start the season in the rotation. Fantasy owners in redraft leagues can ignore him for now.
Sep 30 - 8:24 PM

Noah Vonleh has begun doing on-court work for the Hornets as he continues to rehab from a sports hernia injury.

Charlotte general manager Rich Cho said that the team has no other injuries heading into training camp. Vonleh was taken 9th overall by the Hornets in the 2014 draft and showed some flashes of strong play in the Summer League. However, a sports hernia has sidelined him since the beginning of September and put his role with the team for the upcoming season in doubt. With Josh McRoberts gone to Miami, Cody Zeller is expected to fill the starting power forward role. If Zeller struggles, the opportunity for significant minutes could open up for Vonleh.
Sep 25 - 3:13 PM

Noah Vonleh's hernia injury will "definitely" affect how quickly he gets playing time, according to coach Steve Clifford.

Clifford added that the lottery pick made strides at Las Vegas, but he's said before that he's concerned about Vonleh being ready for consistent minutes even before the injury. While he has alluring upside in keeper leagues, Vonleh's redraft value doesn't look to appealing right now.
Sep 13 - 9:33 PM

Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh will miss 6-8 weeks after having surgery to fix a sports hernia.

Vonleh will miss training camp, a valuable opportunity to establish himself in coach Steve Clifford's rotation, and he'll begin the season buried behind Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller on the depth chart. Beat writer Rick Bonnell reports that Vonleh "was not expected to have a significant role as a rookie," which makes sense as the Hornets are coming off a playoff appearance and will likely emphasize wins over player development.
Sep 2 - 5:50 PM

The Hornets officially signed Noah Vonleh on Friday.

While the talent is there for Vonleh, Hornets coach Steve Clifford has stated repeatedly that he will be brought along slowly. It appears that Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller will be ahead of Vonleh in the rotation, and he's not likely to have a large impact on the 2014-15 fantasy season.
Jul 25 - 3:59 PM

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that while rookies Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston have "starter's talent" they will not have a significant role with the team next season.

Clifford has really driven the point home this offseason that Vonleh will be brought along slowly, so owners should really temper their expectations as it looks like it might take an injury for Vonleh to see some serious time on the court. Hairston is going to be competing for minutes behind Lance Stephenson, Gary Neal, and Gerald Henderson, so he too will have a tough time contributing meaningful numbers on a nightly basis. It looks like both promising rookies have departed from the standard league conversation.
Jul 21 - 4:38 PM

Noah Vonleh kept his improvement trend going on Saturday, scoring 12 points with 10 boards and one block in 28 minutes.

He showed some great awareness and low-post presence today. Vonleh started his summer league with an 0-of-13 showing, but then put up three double-doubles in his next five games. The ceiling is there for the 2014 lottery pick once he puts on some extra size. It may just take a year before he really makes a splash.
Jul 19 - 6:41 PM

Noah Vonleh scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in the Hornets' 104-75 win over the Pelicans.

Vonleh has been wildly inconsistent during his five Summer League games in Las Vegas. He struggled with foul trouble on Thursday, tallying six fouls in 17 minutes of action. It is also alarming that he did not manage a single assist, steal, or block during his time on the court. Hornets coach Steve Clifford has already hinted at Vonleh coming of the bench during the regular season, and it is clear that the young power forward prospect still has a lot of developing to do.
Jul 17 - 5:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Gerald Henderson
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell