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Noah Vonleh | Forward | #21

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/24/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 245
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHA
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Noah Vonleh (strained right shoulder) said he's on schedule to return in three weeks.
Vonleh added that he's pain-free and has full range of motion, but a return in three weeks (Nov. 1) means he'd miss the Blazers' first seven games. Head coach Terry Stotts loves Vonleh's defense, and he started 41 games last season, but he could stick in a reserve role if the Blazers are winning with Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless at the forward spots. Oct 12 - 3:15 AM

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Noah Vonleh described his right shoulder injury as a "light strain," and said he'll be back on the court in 4-5 weeks.

Vonleh will assuredly miss the first two weeks of the season, but he should be able to get back out there by late-October or early-November at the latest. Al-Farouq Aminu, Caleb Swanigan and Ed Davis are all candidates to start at the four in Vonleh's absence, and that's a position battle we'll be monitoring closely over the course of training camp and the preseason.

Noah Vonleh suffered a right shoulder strain that will keep him out of training camp and likely the first two weeks of the regular season.

He suffered the injury this week during pickup games at the Blazers' practice facility, but the injury will not require surgery. Vonleh may have been looking at more minutes with Allen Crabbe out of the lineup and the Blazers having to go bigger at the three to open up minutes at the four, but now coach Terry Stotts will have to come up with some other ideas. Al-Farouq Aminu figures to benefit most while Caleb Swanigan could have a chance to build off his monster summer league. Keep an eye on Jake Layman, Moe Harkless and Evan Turner to possibly get a boost, as well.
Source: CSN NW
Sep 22 - 2:26 PM

Portland GM Neil Olshey said Noah Vonleh's development excited him the most of any player this season.

Vonleh will only be 22 years old in August and played well for Portland down the stretch, averaging 6.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 blocks and 0.5 steals on 57.5 percent shooting after the All-Star break. Barring some trades, the Blazers are basically returning their entire frontcourt with the exception of Festus Ezeli (knee) for 2017-18, but Vonleh has made a decent case to remain in the rotation.
Apr 27 - 10:49 AM

Noah Vonleh started the second half of Monday's blowout Game 4 loss to the Warriors, finishing with three points on 1-of-2 shooting with 14 rebounds and one block in 33 minutes.

Vonleh was buried on the depth chart at the beginning of the season, but due to several injuries in the frontcourt, he took on a larger role after the All-Star break and averaged 6.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 blocks and 0.5 steals on 57.5 percent shooting in that span. He's far from a finished product, but he's still only 21 years old and has made a decent case for a larger role next season.
Apr 25 - 1:23 AM

Noah Vonleh scored 10 points with seven rebounds, three assists, one block and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He was effective off the bench and had three putback jams. Vonleh's minutes are likely going to drop into the teens during Game 4 on Monday, but he still gets a lot of credit for turning it on over the last month or so. Maybe he can parlay his recent play with a strong offseason to get him going next year.
Apr 23 - 1:28 AM

Noah Vonleh will move to the bench for Game 3 on Saturday.

It makes sense as the Blazers try to limit the perimeter, so Vonleh may not get much playing time.
Apr 22 - 10:39 PM

Noah Vonleh finished with 12 points and a career-high 19 rebounds across 38 minutes in Wednesday's 103-100 loss against the Pelicans.

Vonleh finished the regular season with a pair of double-doubles in his final two games, stepping up nicely with Jusuf Nurkic (leg). He could be quite the fantasy sleeper in DFS and postseason leagues. The former University of Indiana star enters the playoffs with a lot of confidence.
Apr 13 - 1:15 AM

Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Noah Vonleh will start against the Wolves on Thursday.

The Blazers went with this lineup against Rudy Gobert on Tuesday, but now they'll try it against Karl-Anthony Towns tonight. Aminu should get serious burn regardless, so fire him up in standard leagues.
Apr 6 - 10:21 PM

Noah Vonleh missed each of his four field goal attempts in Tuesday's game at Utah, finishing with just two points and one rebound over 21 minutes.

Vonleh was in foul trouble, picking up five personals in his short time on the floor. He'll look to bounce back in Thursday's game against Minnesota. He scored 12 points while adding four rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots in Monday's outing against the Timberwolves. Fantasy owners and DFS players would be pleased with similar results to that outing.
Apr 5 - 1:00 AM

Noah Vonleh scored 12 points with four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 26 minutes vs. the Wolves on Monday.

He finished 4-of-5 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line, so he's off to a decent start for his four-game week. Vonleh had a double-double in his last game with 12 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 35 minutes, and even though his workload took a slight hit tonight, there's certainly some fantasy appeal here with Jusuf Nurkic (leg) out for the rest of the regular season.
Apr 3 - 10:05 PM

Noah Vonleh looked great with his additional playing time, posting 12 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 35 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

Even in the last month, Vonleh did log about 100 minutes as the center before the Jusuf Nurkic (leg) injury. For this game, coach Terry Stotts pulled Vonleh out somewhat early in the first quarter, but he brought him back out there later in the first as the backup five man. Vonleh looks like he's a clear winner and could actually flirt with a double-double going forward. He was playing well even before this game and four games makes him an interesting add.
Apr 2 - 12:27 AM

Noah Vonleh played just 15 minutes and had three points, three rebounds and three fouls in Thursday's win over the Rockets.

He had been getting solid minutes recently, but was simply outplayed by both Moe Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu tonight, and both players had a big role in a very tough, and important, win. Vonleh may hold onto the starting job and is still averaging 25 minutes over his last five games, but Aminu is coming on and Vonleh is only averaging 4.4 points and 7.4 boards over his last five. If Aminu does it again on Saturday against the Suns, Vonleh's flame may have burned out.
Mar 31 - 1:39 AM

Noah Vonleh racked up a career-high 14 rebounds in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Sunday, adding eight points on 4-of-8 shooting.

Vonleh posted 12 boards on Thursday vs. the Knicks and it didn't take him long to exceed that mark -- he could have gone even higher, but Portland's starters were reined in during tonight's blowout win. Vonleh is thriving lately and he's making the most of limited attempts on offense, but fantasy owners shouldn't rely on him in standard leagues.
Mar 27 - 12:29 AM

Noah Vonleh matched his career-high 12 rebounds against the Knicks on Thursday, adding four points, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

He's actually making an impact on the stat sheet and for coach Terry Stotts. The problem is Stotts just has another weapon to use and make his rotation even more complicated. Most fantasy owners will just want to avoid this situation.
Mar 24 - 12:50 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Isaiah Briscoe
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Evan Turner
3Pat Connaughton
4C.J. Wilcox
SF1Moe Harkless
2Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
3Noah Vonleh
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Zach Collins
3Meyers Leonard
4Ed Davis