Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics will not stop making moves.
And their latest one comes with local flavor, as the Celtics have signed Haverhill, Mass. native Noah Vonleh to a one-year contract, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Vonleh’s deal sounds like a training camp deal more than anything else, as it comes with the 26-year-old hoping to make the team out of camp, per Woj.
The No. 9 overall pick from the 2014 NBA Draft, Vonleh’s NBA return comes after a 2021-22 season spent with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. In China, the 6-foot-9 Vonleh averaged 14.4 points (on 45.1 percent shooting), along with 9.2 rebounds and 1.3 block, per game over a 28-game run with the Sharks.
Prior to his time in the CBA, Vonleh appeared in 339 games over seven seasons and between seven different organizations. His most recent NBA experience came back in 2020-21 in a four-game run with the Brooklyn Nets.
Vonleh’s best NBA run came as a member of the 2018-19 New York Knicks, with a career-high 57 starts, as well as career-best marks in points per game (8.7) and rebounds per game (7.8).
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