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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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With injuries to Bismack Biyombo (knee) and Marvin Williams (concussion), Noah Vonleh could step into the rotation according to coach Steve Clifford.
"I think he’s getting there. Today was one of his best days," Clifford said of Vonleh after practice Tuesday. "It’s a big jump but I think he’s a great worker and a very serious player. He’s getting closer." While it will be exciting to see what the rookie can do, owners in most leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here, as Vonleh is still very raw and it will take him some time to adjust to the NBA. Jan 28 - 9:47 AM

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Noah Vonleh got his first real crack at playing time on Thursday with two points, three rebounds and one steal in 10 minutes.

Today was the first game of his career in which he played before the fourth quarter. Vonleh is going to need yet another injury to get minutes, which is asking a lot considering how banged up the Hornets are right now.
Jan 8 - 10:35 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have recalled rookie Noah Vonleh from the D-League and he is expected to be available vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

Even with Al Jefferson sidelined, it would be surprising to see the rookie play any meaningful minutes for the Hornets in the near future. Deep league owners would be wise to track Vonleh's progress throughout the season, but he is still far off the fantasy radar in the majority of leagues.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:56:00 AM

The Hornets plan to recall Noah Vonleh from the D-League.

With the Hornets scrambling for frontcourt depth now that Al Jefferson (groin) is set to miss at least two games, the rookie will rejoin the Hornets. Bismack Biyombo is expected to start for Jefferson on Wednesday while Cody Zeller will see an uptick in his minutes, so fantasy owners can feel free to leave Vonleh on waivers for now as he likely won't get much run.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 01:05:00 PM

Steve Clifford explained Noah Vonleh being sent to the D-League should not be viewed as a demotion.

A 19-year-old rookie who missed a ton of time in the offseason following sports hernia surgery, Vonleh is simply behind the learning curve, and the rigors of an NBA schedule don't allow much catch-up time. Often viewed through a lens it shouldn't be, the D-League offers Vonleh a chance at meaningful minutes, competition and experience. Sitting at the end of Charlotte's bench does not.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Noah Vonleh was sent down to the NBA D-League on Sunday.

He simply isn't getting enough minutes with the Hornets, so it will be good for the rookie to get some experience. Vonleh is not on the radar in standard leagues, but those of you in keeper leagues would be wise to track his progress.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:33:00 AM

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.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 01:15:00 AM

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.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 10:46:00 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.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 06:01:00 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.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 07:02:00 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.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:51:00 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.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 10:02:00 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.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 03:58:00 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.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 08:24:00 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.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gerald Henderson
3Gary Neal
4P.J. Hairston
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell