Vonleh was waived by the Nets after Tuesday's win over the Kings, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The 25-year-old joined Brooklyn in early February, but the team opted to waive him rather than guarantee his contract for the rest of the season. Vonleh played 11 total minutes across four appearances during his time with the team.
The Nets said that Vonleh will be available for Tuesday's game at Detroit, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports. Brooklyn didn't sign Vonleh until earlier Monday, but the big man apparently won't require any additional time to clear COVID-19 intake testing before joining the team. Vonleh could quickly supplant Norvel Pelle as the Nets' backup center behind DeAndre Jordan.
Vonleh agreed Monday with the Nets on a contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. After being cut by the Bulls during training camp, Vonleh received several G League offers, but he opted to hold off on signing with the hope that another NBA opportunity would arrive. His patience paid off, as Vonleh will now join a playoff-contending Brooklyn squad that's sorely lacking in frontcourt depth. Once he has time to get acclimated in Brooklyn, Vonleh could quickly settle into head coach Steve Nash's rotation as floor-stretching alternative at center to DeAndre Jordan.
Vonleh tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and will be waived by the Bulls, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. Vonleh was not with the team for Sunday's preseason game in Houston, and even as a free agent he'll begin a mandatory 10-day quarantine. The 2014 lottery pick is yet to find a permanent home in the NBA, having spent time with the Bulls, Blazers, Knicks, Nuggets, Timberwolves and Bulls again within the last three years alone. Once he's cleared to return, he'll look to sign on with another team or potentially survey his options overseas.
Vonleh (undisclosed) will not play Sunday against the Rockets, Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago reports. The Bulls' official injury report simply states that Vonleh is "not with the team," so it's unclear if the reserve big man will miss any additional time. In Friday's preseason opener, Vonleh was one of the bright spots for Chicago, finishing with 12 points, eight rebounds and a block in 12 minutes off the bench.
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