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Noah Vonleh | Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 8/24/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: Indiana
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The Blazers were high on Noah Vonleh in the 2014 draft.
The Blazers didn't have a pick in the 2014 draft, so definitely take this Neil Olshey quote with a grain of salt. That said, the team made him the focal point at Summer League and they added his contract to help build around Damian Lillard. At worst, he's a late-round flier and he could climb to the 100-120 range with a really strong camp. Aug 28 - 2:25 PM

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Noah Vonleh said he thinks that the Blazers will be a "great spot" for him, and he believes that he can earn some minutes right away.

"I think it’s going to be a great spot for me," Vonleh said. "I think I can come right away and get some good minutes. It’s an opportunity for me. We’re going to be in the Western Conference. The West is a beast. It’s a tough conference. We’re going to have to play Blake Griffin, Zach Randolph, and guys like that, all year round, so we’ve got to be prepared for that." Vonleh was buried on the depth chart in Charlotte last year, but he does have a chance to play a significant role on a rebuilding Blazers team. Vonleh will be competing for minutes with Ed Davis, Mason Plumlee and Meyers Leonard, so he will need to have a strong preseason before owners should use a late-round flier on him.
Aug 21 - 9:14 AM

Noah Vonleh said that he is a confident 3-point shooter and that he is excited about the opportunity in front of him in Portland.

"I’ve been shooting threes as long as I can remember and I’ve always been confident with it," Vonleh said. "Most guys don’t really shoot the ball with confidence like that. I feel like this is a good opportunity for me. We’re going to have a young team and I could definitely get a lot of minutes here and showcase what I can do and keep getting better." Vonleh was really impressive at summer league with averages of 17.2 points and 8.5 boards while shooting 50.0 percent from beyond the arc, so he certainly has generated a lot of buzz heading into the season.
Jul 26 - 10:18 AM

Blazers head coach Terry Stotts liked what he saw from Noah Vonleh during the summer league.

"I thought all around he played a solid summer league whether it was scoring, rebounding, shooting, defending," Stotts said. "But that being said, it's summer league with a lot of young players and there's always a lot of room to grow." Vonleh averaged 17.2 points and 8.5 boards while shooting 55.6 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from beyond the arc, and he looks like he has made a lot of improvements since his rookie season. He has a much better shot at minutes in Portland than he did in Charlotte, so he is certainly worth keeping an eye on during the preseason.
Jul 19 - 11:20 AM

Noah Vonleh hit 6-of-9 shots (3-of-3 from deep) for 18 points, eight rebounds and one assist over 24 minutes in Thursday's Summer League game against the Celtics.

Stat updates for the final minute of the fourth quarter were not provided at the time of this blurb. This was his fourth 3-pointer in the last two days and if he can keep up this type of versatility with the 3-ball he could find his way onto draft boards.
Jul 17 - 1:52 AM

Noah Vonleh hit 7-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's Summer League win over the Wolves.

Vonleh came in with a sore leg, but it didn't slow him down tonight. While we're still not convinced he'll be worth drafting in fantasy leagues this season, he has had a very good summer and could end up being a sleeper pick if the minutes are there for him in the regular season. Stay tuned.
Jul 16 - 12:50 AM

Noah Vonleh (leg) went through shootaround on Wednesday.

He had a minor knee issue on Tuesday during a Vegas game and did receive some treatment on the bench, but looked good. Vonleh was much better at crashing the boards and showed a big improvement in ball-handling. For now, he's still a little too raw to target in re-draft fantasy leagues.
Jul 15 - 3:04 PM

Noah Vonleh looked good again during Sunday's loss to the Spurs, scoring 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting, to go with eight rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist and three turnovers through 32 minutes of action.

Vonleh also briefly left the game to have his right knee looked at, but the trainers didn't spend much time with him and he eventually got back into the game, so it doesn't look like this will be an issue moving forward. Vonleh has looked confident through Summer League thus far, putting the ball on the floor and going aggressively to the rack, but his defense is still a work in progress. He'll be battling Ed Davis for the starting power forward position in Portland, and we'll be tracking that position battle closely this offseason.
Jul 14 - 5:53 PM

Noah Vonleh played well in Sunday's blowout win over the Mavs, tallying 13 points, seven rebounds, one assist and two turnovers through 29 minutes of action.

Vonleh had a beastly one-armed slam in this one that can be viewed in the link below, and his ankle looks like it'll be a non-issue moving forward. Vonleh's main competition for minutes at the power forward slot in Portland is Ed Davis, and his fantasy value will be dependent upon how that minutes battle plays out. As always, we'll be tracking Portland's rotations closely leading up to the regular-season.
Jul 13 - 12:00 AM

Noah Vonleh (ankle) practiced on Sunday and he will play vs. the Mavericks.

A sports hernia sidelined Vonleh for nearly two months last summer, inhibiting his development and contributing to a disappointing rookie campaign. He'll get far more opportunities for the rebuilding Blazers, but fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach considering he'll be battling Meyers Leonard and Ed Davis for minutes.
Jul 12 - 2:53 PM

Noah Vonleh is doubtful to play on Saturday.

He had an ankle issue and missed some practice this past week. Vonleh's ankle issue shouldn't keep him out for long, though. Hopefully, we'll get a chance to see him play next to Meyers Leonard.
Jul 11 - 8:14 PM

Noah Vonleh (ankle) will be a game-time decision vs. the Celtics on Saturday.

Vonleh rolled his left ankle at practice on Wednesday and he was expecting to play tonight, but the Blazers have every right to be cautious. Vonleh was buried on the bench in Charlotte last season, but he has a great opportunity in front of him in Portland. We will have another update prior to tip-off.
Jul 11 - 2:46 PM

Noah Vonleh (ankle) did not practice on Thursday, but he expects to play in the Trail Blazers' Summer League opener on Saturday.

It'll be interesting to see what kind of role Vonleh can earn with the Blazers. He was seldom used during his rookie year in Charlotte, but with Ed Davis the only person ahead of him in the depth chart, he could be looking at a much larger role in Portland. We'll be watching Portland's rotations closely leading up to the regular-season.
Jul 9 - 5:34 PM

Noah Vonleh rolled his left ankle at practice on Wednesday.

It's unknown if he'll be ready to go for summer league. Vonleh was expected to get significant run at power forward and the Blazers would have seen how well he meshed with Meyers Leonard. We'll let you know if the team updates his status for Vegas.
Jul 8 - 4:07 PM

Noah Vonleh will be traded to the Blazers.

His career didn't get off to a great start due to surgery for a sports hernia in September, and he never really got it going, especially on offense. Vonleh made just 39.5 percent from the field in his rookie season, which came as a surprise after he showed some nice range at Indiana. The Blazers seem to be preparing for LaMarcus Aldridge possibly leaving, so it's tough to tell what kind of playing time Vonleh will get right now. He has a lot of potential and maybe he improves at summer league.
Jun 24 - 7:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Tim Frazier
3Phil Pressey
SG1Gerald Henderson
2C.J. McCollum
3Allen Crabbe
4Pat Connaughton
5Daniel Diez
SF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Moe Harkless
3Mike Miller
4Luis Montero
PF1Meyers Leonard
2Ed Davis
3Noah Vonleh
4Cliff Alexander
C1Mason Plumlee
2Chris Kaman