Former Indiana Hoosiers in the NBA continue to find new homes as training camp rosters take shape in preparation for the 2018-19 season.
Last week saw point guard Yogi Ferrell emerge from a whirlwind as a Sacramento King. Now, two more Hoosiers have found new teams after being released. Along with Thomas Bryant’s move to the Washington Wizards, that now makes four of the eight former Hoosiers in the NBA that will be with a new team.
Yesterday former IU forward Noah Vonleh signed with the New York Knicks.
Welcome to the family @NoahVonleh ? #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/RIRWvmVJAR
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) July 24, 2018
New York will be Vonleh’s 4th team in what will be his 5th NBA season. In a brief stint with Chicago this past season, Vonleh was on a career best pace. In 21 games there, the 6-foot-9, 245 pound forward averaged 19.0 minutes, 6.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists.
You can read Vonleh’s 2017-18 season in review here.
TROY WILLIAMS REPORTEDLY SIGNS WITH NEW ORLEANS
Yahoo!’s Shams Charania first reported today that former Hoosier wing Troy Williams has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Free agent forward Troy Williams has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell Yahoo. Williams played 17 games for the Knicks last season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 25, 2018
Williams had a similar story to Vonleh in the sense that he moved to a new team late in the year and put up career best numbers.
After being waived by Houston, the Knicks signed Williams to a 10-day contract in February and he played well off the bench. He earned a second 10-day contract before the Knicks signed him to a deal through the end of the season.
For New York, the 23-year-old averaged 7.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 17 games, while playing 17.1 minutes per game.
You can read Williams 2017-18 season in review here.