With the draft bearing down on us like *timely Game of Thrones reference* Noah Vonleh will workout for a number of teams. ESPN's Jeff Goodman has a pretty good rundown of Vonleh's timeline right here:
Noah Vonleh will work out for Sacramento on Monday, Lakers on Wednesday, Orlando on June 9 and Boston on June 12, source told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 30, 2014
The Sacremento Kings (8th), Los Angeles Lakers (7th), Orlando Magic (4th and 12th), and Boston Celtics (6th) all hold high picks and could use the versatile big man on their respective teams. The Kings worked out Vonleh this morning with Marcus Smart (another player the Kings are targeting) and came away impressed with Vonleh's ability to move outside and hit jumpers and handle the ball. The Lakers have gaping holes in their front court, with many of their big men leaving after the season, so Vonleh could fill an immediate need for the Fighting Kobe Bryants. If the Magic were thinking about Vonleh, they'll have two opportunities in the lottery and the IU freshman would like nice next to former Hoosier Victor Oladipo. The Celtics are the last team that could be interested in Vonleh and he could fill the role of a stretch four for Boston.
Chad Ford notes that Vonleh has been rocketing up draft boards with impressive public workouts:
Noah Vonleh drawing serious praise from NBA execs after a workout in NY on Wed.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 30, 2014
Some NBA bigwigs even suggested that Vonleh should be in the top tier of prospects:
Said another "Vonleh's got elite physical tools and is very skilled. He should be in the same group with Wiggins, Embiid, Parker & Exum"— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 30, 2014
Vonleh averaged 11.3 ppg, 9 rpg, and 1.4 bpg as a freshman at Indiana. He measured at 6'9.5 at the NBA combine and had a 7'4 wingspan. He could be a bit of a project, in regards to his outside shooting, but the potential is there and many teams could use a bouncy power forward who hits the glass with abandon.