The Knicks reportedly reached an agreement to sign power forward Noah Vonleh on Tuesday afternoon. Vonleh, a 2014 lottery pick, last played for the Bulls. Chicago did not extend him a qualifying offer, making him a free agent.
The Knicks will be the fourth team in five seasons for the No. 9 overall pick of 2014, who will join a bench mob of former top-10 selections that includes Mario Hezonja (No. 5, 2015), Emmanuel Mudiay (No. 7, 2015), and Trey Burke (No. 9, 2013).
Vonleh and Gerald Henderson were traded to Portland after his first season in exchange for Nicolas Batum, and Vonleh started a majority of games for the Trail Blazers in the following two years, averaging just over 5 points per game.
The Knicks also re-signed young forwards Luke Kornet and Isaiah Hicks to provide more depth in the frontcourt behind Enes Kanter. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed by the team.
Still just 22 years old, Vonleh played in 54 games split between the Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers last season, averaging 4.9 points and 5.8 rebounds a night.