The Brooklyn Nets have signed Noah Vonleh to help their superstar in Irving, Durant, and Harden on the defensive end of the floor.
The Brooklyn Nets have all the firepower in the world when it comes to making shots. Their 3-headed monster on offense in Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden have been quite potent on the offensive end of the floor.
In a way, their offense is sort of like their defense. That is, they put pressure on the opposing team to quite literally score on every possession because if they don’t, more likely than not, the Nets will get theirs on the other end.
However, they cannot rely on their star players night in and night out to play hard-nosed defense against Kawhi Leonard or Anthony Davis, when they are exerting themselves on the offensive end of the floor. This is where their new signee comes into play.
Noah Vonleh signs with the Brooklyn Nets.
Though Noah Vonleh was drafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, it seems as though the 6’10″ big man has been a veteran in this league for a while. This is because he’s been on several teams in his 7-year career, including the Knicks, Blazers and the Wolves, among others.
Vonleh is a great player to add to their frontcourt in terms of size and strength. After trading away Jarrett Allen, the Nets lost their frontcourt defensive presence. Perhaps having a 6’10 forward who’s quite mobile could scare away guards from effortlessly driving to the bucket.
OFFICIAL: The Nets have signed free-agent forward Noah Vonleh!
▪️▫️ Welcome to BK, Noah ▫️▪️ pic.twitter.com/pLQhPQ4h9x
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) February 8, 2021
Vonleh boasts career averages of 5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, while shooting a below-average 46% from the field.
Vonleh isn’t the only new signee the Nets have added to their roster. They also got Norvell Pelle and Iman Shumpert on board. Pelle is a great energy guy off the bench who can block shots and bring out a few hustle play highlights on a nightly basis. Iman Shumpert would be the Nets version of a 3&D player who needs to work on his 3.