Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh will miss 6-8 weeks after having surgery to fix a sports hernia.
The Hornets officially signed Noah Vonleh on Friday.
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.
Noah Vonleh kept his improvement trend going on Saturday, scoring 12 points with 10 boards and one block in 28 minutes.
Noah Vonleh scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in the Hornets' 104-75 win over the Pelicans.
Hornets coach Steve Clifford strongly implied that he will bring No. 9 pick Noah Vonleh off the bench to begin his NBA career.
Noah Vonleh bounced back from his horrific debut with a 10-point, 18-board game on Sunday, adding four turnovers, eight fouls and one 3-pointer on 3-of-10 shooting.
Noah Vonleh missed all 13 of his shots from the field and missed both free throw attempts vs. the Warriors on Friday.
Noah Vonleh took over the Hornets Twitter feed on Friday, and let it be known that he's excited to be working with Al Jefferson.
Noah Vonleh said he played point-forward throughout high school and would like to handle the ball more with the Hornets.
The Hornets selected Indiana forward Noah Vonleh with the ninth pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.
Noah Vonleh is sliding down draft boards, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
The 76ers invited Julius Randle and Noah Vonleh to a workout Thursday morning.
The Magic could select Noah Vonleh with the fourth pick in the draft.