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Report: Nets signing Noah Vonleh, whom Bulls cut after coronavirus diagnosis

Noah Vonleh vs. Nets

BROOKLYN, NY - JANUARY 25: Noah Vonleh #32 of the New York Knicks rebounds the ball against the Brooklyn Nets on January 25, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Noah Vonleh tested positive for coronavirus then got cut by the Bulls.

After that tough outcome, Vonleh is landing on his feet – with the Nets.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Chicago would’ve likely waived Vonleh, regardless. He was on an unguaranteed contract.

But even someone cut by the lowly Bulls could help the championship-contending Nets. Brooklyn is that short on depth after concentrating on the high-scoring trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. (And that’s even when Durant and Irving are available).

A center, Vonleh provides rebounding, some defense and a little interior scoring. His recent coronavirus diagnosis also works in his favor. The Nets will seek bigger upgrades. But the former Knicks big will plug a hole for now.