Vonleh will be coming in off the bench in Friday's game at New Orleans, Mike Vorkunov of The Athleticreports. Allonzo Trier will be getting the starting nod over Vonleh in Friday's contest and as a result, may decrease Vonleh's overall minutes. Teammate Kevin Knox will be starting at the power forward position with Trier moving into the starting small forward spot. Vonleh is currently averaging 22.1 minutes per game.
Vonleh scored 11 points (4-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 39 minutes during Wednesday's 112-107 win over the Hawks. It's his second straight double-double, and fourth of the season. Vonleh's ability to contribute in multiple categories has helped compensate for his limited ceiling, giving him some fantasy appeal since moving into the starting lineup, but Kevin Knox's return to the rotation should begin to cut into his minutes.
Vonleh contributed 10 points (3-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks, one assist, and one steal in 34 minutes during Monday's 116-115 loss to the Bulls. Vonleh, who had been plagued by foul trouble recently, got things going again Monday as he finished with a double-double in 34 minutes of playing time. He has been a nice surprise thus far, exceeding expectations and carving out a nice role in the rotation. He is still more of a rebounding streamer in standard formats but is worth a look in slightly deeper formats if he can stay on the court.
Vonleh scored 14 points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 107-101 loss to the Pacers. It was an impressive all-around performance from the 23-year-old, who recorded his second double-double of the season and first since moving into the starting five. Vonleh is playing for his fourth organization in five years after being the ninth overall pick in 2014, and this could be his last chance to prove he's not a bust, but his window for establishing himself as even a minor part of the Knicks' future will end as soon as Kristaps Porzingis (knee) returns to action.
Vonleh is starting at power forward Friday against the Warriors, Chris Iseman of The Bergen Record reports. Coach David Fizdale is looking to throw a new-look starting five out against the Warriors. Through five games, Vonleh is averaging 7.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 17.0 minutes.
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