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Nerlens Noel | Center/Forward | #3

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/10/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 220
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (6) / NO
Contract: view contract details

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Nerlens Noel scored six points with seven rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday.
He has played between 15-17 minutes in all four preseason games, so hopefully he can get into the 20s during the season. Even with the limited playing time, Noel had an impact with averages of 5.8 points, 4.5 boards, 0.8 blocks and 1.3 steals. He'll have a great chance to be a 1.5 guy for steals and blocks, which makes him worth a look in the later middle rounds. Oct 12 - 9:23 PM

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Nerlens Noel did not scrimmage on Friday.

We'll keep him off the injury report for now and it's called a scheduled day of rest. Noel is expected to come off the bench, but he has raved about running PNR with Dennis Smith Jr. He could be a nice specialist for defensive stats while flirting with a double-double. Plus, the Mavs running at a faster pace really suits his skillset.
Sep 29 - 4:16 PM

Rick Carlisle said that "there's a good chance" Nerlens Noel will begin the season coming off the bench.

Carlisle added that he's already had this conversation with Noel and that Noel is willing to accept the bench role. Carlisle believes that the Mavs best chance of having a winning season would be to start Dirk Nowitzki at the five, but it's worth pointing out that Carlisle also said Noel would slide into the starting lineup on the nights Dirk sits and that Noel will be playing starters minutes regardless of how he enters the game.
Sep 25 - 2:18 PM

Mark Cuban said that he's "satisfied" with Nerlens Noel accepting the Mavericks' qualifying offer, which will make Noel an unrestricted FA next summer.

"Nerlens decided to bet on himself," Cuban said. "If everybody comes out ahead this coming season, he'll get paid, we'll be happy and we'll go on with life." The Mavs owner also mentioned that last summer's free-agency spending spree may have created unrealistic expectations for "a lot of other restricted free agents, particularly bigs that are in the same position [as Noel]." Cuban deflected a question about the health of Noel's knees, but there's no reason to think he'll be limited in training camp.
Sep 7 - 12:37 AM

Nerlens Noel will sign a one-year, $4.1 million qualifying offer with the Mavericks, according to Chris Hayes of ESPN.

Noel, who was a restricted free agent this summer, will be unrestricted in 2018. With free agent money having dried up this offseason, and the Mavs seemingly unwilling to meet his demands, Noel will hope to cash in next July. It's a risky play by Noel and his agent, as he's had issues staying healthy. Noel missed his rookie season due to an ACL tear and has averaged just 64 games per season in the three years since. From a fantasy perspective, he will most certainly be motivated to stay on the floor and post impressive numbers.
Aug 26 - 1:21 PM

Nerlens Noel has hired Rich Paul of Klutch Sports as his new agent.

It is uncommon for a restricted free agent to fire and hire a new agency to represent him this late in the process. However, it is clear that Noel was unhappy his previous agent, Happy Walters. Noel and the Mavs are locked into a stalemate. It is believed that the Noel is looking for a contract near or at the max, while Dallas is not willing to offer that type of salary. Noel still has the option of signing the $4.2 million qualifying offer and then becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2018.
Aug 22 - 9:48 AM

Nerlens Noel has fired his agent and will soon sign with Dan Fegan.

Noel hasn't been thrilled with what the Mavericks have offered him and is hoping that Fegan will pry a max contract offer out of Mark Cuban. The risk is huge with Noel struggling with knee trouble since he entered the league, and it doesn't help his case that most NBA teams are out of cap space. While a max deal seems unlikely, maybe Fegan will help speed up the process and land Noel a deal prior to training camp in September. Assuming he re-signs in Dallas, Noel will be a high-risk, high-reward option in the middle rounds.
Aug 21 - 10:08 AM

Dirk Nowitzki said that he would "love" for the Mavericks to keep Nerlens Noel in Dallas.

There was a report last week that negations between the two sides are still ongoing, but there hasn't been much progress between Noel, who is a restricted free agent, and Dallas. "He’s so young and so athletic. I’d love to keep him," said Nowitzki in an interview over the weekend. "I’m sure that is what the Mavs are thinking. We obviously traded for him last year with the hope he will stay with this franchise for a long time." We'll have to wait to see which side blinks first.
Aug 8 - 12:48 PM

Dallas reporter Eddie Sefko said that negotiations between the Mavericks and Nerlens Noel are still ongoing.

Neither side is budging for now, but Sefko does expect a deal to be reached before training camp in September. However, the qualifying offer doesn't expire until Oct. 16, so this "staredown" could potentially last for several more weeks. There aren't many teams with the necessary cap space to pry the restricted free agent away from Dallas, so the Mavs appear to be in the driver's seat.
Source: SportsDay
Aug 3 - 10:45 AM

Happy Walters, the agent Nerlens Noel, said that he and his client are "waiting on a legitimate offer from the Mavs."

Noel is one of the best free agents still available on the open market. However, he is restricted, which means Dallas can simply match any offer he receives. That seems to be the Mavericks plan at the moment. This would prevent them from bidding against themselves. There is a possibility that Noel returns to Dallas for just one season in order to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Jul 21 - 1:51 PM

Nerlens Noel is "disappointed" with how contract negotiations have gone with the Mavericks.

"We're very disappointed with where things stand," Noel's agent, Happy Walters said. "Nerlens loves Dallas and spent June there working out, but we're still waiting on a serious offer." Noel is a restricted free agent, so Dallas will be able to match any offer he receives on the open market, but there are very few teams out there with both cap space and a need for a big man, so Dallas would be wise to wait this thing out. There likely won't be a resolution any time soon, but if an opposing offer doesn't come in and Noel doesn't like what Dallas offers, we could see him take the qualifying offer.
Source: Sports Day
Jul 18 - 3:06 PM

Nerlens Noel is reportedly "not close" to coming to terms on a deal with the Mavericks.

It sounds like the Mavs would like to sign Noel for less than the max, which is an understandable strategy considering not many teams out there have the cap space to offer Noel a max contract. Either way, the Mavs will be able to match any offer that Noel receives on the open market, so they'll probably wait for the market to dictate his price before offering him a big money deal.
Jul 12 - 9:37 AM

The Hawks have reportedly shown interest in restricted free agent Nerlens Noel.

The Mavs will be able to match any offer Noel receives on the open market, and they've stated on numerous occasions that retaining Noel will be a priority, so an opposing team might need to float him a max offer in order to steal him away from Dallas.
Jul 5 - 12:40 PM

According to Mavericks reporter Eddie Sefko, Nerlens Noel had a "great call" with the franchise and is excited to keep playing for them.

This means that Dallas will either match any offer he receives as a restricted free agent or that the two sides have already negotiated a deal. Nothing has been finalized yet, but we'll have an update when we know the details. Barring a late surprise, expect Noel to be wearing a Mavs uniform in 2017-18.
Jul 1 - 1:14 AM

Nerlens Noel has interest from "several" teams and will not limit talks to the Mavs, according to's Tim MacMahon.

The Mavs reportedly have strong interest to bring back Noel, and trading Justin Anderson for him at the deadline shows their commitment. Noel is still just 23 years old and the Mavs can match any offer from another team.
Jun 30 - 3:35 PM

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