Tuesday, July 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Vonleh signs with Minnesota; NBA Summer League Round-Up
DYLAN SINN | The Journal Gazette
Former Indiana forward Noah Vonleh reportedly agreed Tuesday night to a one-year free agent contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves worth $2 million.
Vonleh, 23, was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2014 draft after playing one season with the Hoosiers. The 6-foot-9, 250-pounder has averaged 5.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in his career, but he had his best season statistically in 2018-19 with the New York Knicks, putting up 8.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest while shooting 47% from the field and playing a career-best 25.3 minutes per game.
In other free agency news, St. John, Indiana native Glenn Robinson III reportedly signed a two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors. Robinson, son of Purdue All-American and 1994 No. 1 overall pick Glenn Robinson Jr., averaged 4.2 points and 1.5 rebounds with the Detroit Pistons last season after playing for the Pacers from 2015 to 2018.
The 25-year-old Robinson played briefly for the Mad Ants on a rehab assignment in February 2018.
Among those who had already signed contracts, NBA Summer League play began Monday. Former PFW star John Konchar filled the stat sheet in his pro debut with the Memphis Grizzlies, scoring five points on 2-for-7 shooting, grabbing five rebounds, dishing five assists and racking up four steals.
Homestead graduate and 2015 Indiana Mr. Basketball Caleb Swanigan went 3 for 7 from the field for six points and grabbed five rebounds for the Sacramento Kings, while his former Purdue teammate Dakota Mathias had eight points for the Los Angeles Lakers in 21 minutes.