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Nerlens Noel | Center/Forward | #3

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 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 played just 17 minutes and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and a block in Tuesday's blowout 112-87 loss to the Warriors.
Noel was quiet on Sunday against the Nets and failed to score, and then was the victim of the blowout tonight. He should be fine going forward, as long as he's healthy enough to play. Mar 21 - 11:48 PM

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Nerlens Noel did not score with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 21 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

The pace was not his friend in this game and Noel was in foul trouble. As a Mav, he was flirting with early-round value before this game, so there's no need to worry even though he's coming off the bench. The Mavs will need his pick-and-roll defense against the Warriors, Clippers and Raptors this week. Start him.
Mar 19 - 3:28 PM

Nerlens Noel came off the bench in Philadelphia on Friday with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 19 minutes.

He received a standing ovation when he checked into the game and responded with a wave to the crowd. Noel's playing time likely would've been higher had this game been closer, so don't read to much into those 19 minutes. He has been third-round player in his previous 10, so keep him rolling.
Mar 17 - 9:32 PM

Nerlens Noel will come off the bench against the 76ers on Friday.

It'll be Yogi Ferrell, Seth Curry, Wes Matthews, Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki in the starting lineup. Noel should still be getting some decent minutes against his former team, so he should be in all fantasy lineups. He's a viable DFS play, too.
Mar 17 - 6:53 PM

Nerlens Noel said he sat out three games with left knee soreness as more of a precaution.

He said the swelling was a "result of overuse" while trying to get up to speed with the Mavericks. "It's not like I'm handicapped," Noel said. "I could move around. It's just something I chose not to play through." He looked fine on Wednesday vs. the Wizards with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and one block, and as long as the Mavs can stay within striking distance of the No. 8 seed, Noel's value should trend up.
Mar 16 - 9:49 AM

Nerlens Noel (left knee) returned on Wednesday with 12 points in 23 bench minutes vs. the Wizards, making 4-of-8 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with three rebounds, one assist and one block.

Noel missed three games with the injury but didn't appear to be limited tonight. He quickly developed good chemistry with J.J. Barea, which could be one more reason for Dallas to keep him in a reserve role. It's not the worst thing for his fantasy value, and it's safe to activate him with two games left on the Mavs' schedule this week.
Mar 15 - 10:45 PM

Nerlens Noel (left knee) is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

Noel was a full participant during shootaround, so it would be shocking if he didn't take the court tonight. Wesley Matthews (calf) is headed for a game-time call, and if he's out, that could result in Noel moving back into the starting five. Stay tuned.
Mar 15 - 11:44 AM

Nerlens Noel (left knee) and Wesley Matthews (right calf) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

Noel said on Monday that the swelling in his left knee had gone down significantly, and he's expecting to play Wednesday, but owners will need to wait for their next update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Matthews was forced out of Monday's game with the calf injury and refused to talk about it with reporters after the game, so he seems a bit closer to doubtful. Stay tuned.
Mar 14 - 4:40 PM

Nerlens Noel (left knee soreness) said he's "real likely" to play on Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

He's already been ruled out for the third straight game on Monday vs. the Raptors. Noel said his knee was a "little too uncomfortable" to play Monday, but said it was a "close decision." He added that the swelling is going down and he sounded confident about his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards. His fantasy owners should stick with him. You can check out some of his comments regarding his knee in the link below.
Mar 13 - 12:48 PM

Nerlens Noel (left knee soreness) will not play on Monday vs. the Raptors.

This will be his third game in a row on the shelf. Noel said over the weekend that he was progressing and that he would play if his knee felt "significantly better," but hopefully the Mavs are just being cautious. With Noel out, Dirk Nowitzki will start at center and Salah Mejri could see minutes in the teens off the bench. Noel's next chance to play is on Wednesday vs. the Wizards.
Mar 13 - 12:19 PM

Nerlens Noel (left knee soreness) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Raptors.

The big man has missed two games in a row, but we'll get a better idea of his status after shootaround. For what it's worth, he said over the weekend that his knee is making good progress and Dallas coach Rick Carlisle also said he "hopeful" that Noel would play Monday. Check back for an update this afternoon, but look for Salah Mejri to play minutes in the teens if Noel is out.
Mar 13 - 9:29 AM

Nerlens Noel (knee) said that he's making good progress in his recovery.

He's missed two games in a row with left knee soreness, and he admitted that he's battling a little bit of swelling. "I can do more today than I did yesterday, so that’s a good thing," Noel said on Saturday. "I expect it to be even better tomorrow." Noel is traveling with the Mavs for Monday's game vs. Toronto, and he said he will "definitely play" if his knee "feels significantly better." Dallas coach Rick Carlisle also said the big man is doing better and is "hopeful" that he will play Sunday. We could get another update on his status on Sunday evening.
Mar 12 - 9:40 AM

Nerlens Noel (knee) is hopeful to play on Monday vs. the Raptors.

In case you missed it, he's already been ruled out for the second game in a row on Saturday vs. the Suns. Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle said that Noel's left knee soreness is doing better and confirmed that he will make the trip to Toronto. Dwight Powell will pick up some run on Saturday, but fantasy owners can't trust him.
Mar 11 - 7:27 PM

Nerlens Noel (left knee) will not play against the Suns on Saturday.

This will be his second game out in a row with his DNP on Friday. The left knee soreness is in the same knee he tore his ACL in college and this is also the same knee that cost him time earlier this season. He shouldn't out too long and could be ready next week. While he's out, it's been Dwight Powell getting back in the mix, but he's not a fantasy option.
Mar 11 - 2:21 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said Nerlens Noel will not play Friday night vs. Brooklyn due to a sore left knee.

It is important to note that Carlisle told reporters the injury is simply "day-to-day" and that it is "not considered serious." This is also the first game of a back-to-back and Friday's opponent is the NBA's worst team (Brooklyn), so the Mavs may simply be erring on the side of caution here. Noel has not appeared limited by any knee issue since the trade to Dallas. Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell and Salah Mejri will likely divvy up Noel's minutes off the bench.
Mar 10 - 12:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Yogi Ferrell
2J.J. Barea
SG1Seth Curry
2Devin Harris
3Manny Harris
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Nicolas Brussino
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Jarrod Uthoff
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Nerlens Noel
3Salah Mejri
4A.J. Hammons