After that tough outcome, Vonleh is landing on his feet – with the Nets.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
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Chicago would’ve likely waived Vonleh, regardless. He was on an unguaranteed contract.
But even someone cut by the lowly Bulls could help the championship-contending Nets. Brooklyn is that short on depth after concentrating on the high-scoring trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. (And that’s even when Durant and Irving are available).
A center, Vonleh provides rebounding, some defense and a little interior scoring. His recent coronavirus diagnosis also works in his favor. The Nets will seek bigger upgrades. But the former Knicks big will plug a hole for now.