Vonleh, who turns 24 years old in August, averaged 8.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in 68 games for the 17-65 Knicks. He was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise lost season.
Drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte Hornets in 2014, Vonleh's career got off to a slow start. He bounced from Charlotte to the Portland Trail Blazers to the Chicago Bulls in three years, never averaging more than 19.0 minutes per game.
However, he found a home in the Knicks' starting lineup and immediately paid dividends with his energy on both ends. The ex-Indiana Hoosier posted a 13.9 player efficiency rating and 3.2 win shares, both of which were career highs. He also ranked 17th in defensive real plus-minus among 100 qualified power forwards, per ESPN.
Vonleh also expanded his offensive repertoire behind the three-point line. After making just 43 three-pointers in the first four years of his career, the big man knocked down 46 shots on 137 attempts for a 33.6 percent mark.
Dan Favale and Adam Fromal of Bleacher Report also recognized Vonleh's solid 2018-19 season when the duo ranked him 95th on a Jan. 24 list of the top 100 players in the league this year.
Ultimately, Minnesota may be getting a steal in Vonleh, who is a proven contributor on both ends.