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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 racked up 10 points with 12 rebounds across 27 minutes in Saturday's 102-98 loss against the Hornets.
Noel was a very efficient 5-of-8 from the field and he also chipped in with four steals, two assists and a blocked shot. It appears he and Salah Mejri are going to alternate between meaningful playing time and DNP-CDs, although it will be interesting to see if Noel might have bought himself more playing time Tuesday in Sacramento with his solid effort. Mar 25 - 12:53 AM

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Nerlens Noel was a DNP-CD on Thursday.

Coach Rick Carlisle dropped a hint today that Noel could be out, so props to him for letting us know in a time when teams leave us in the dark a lot. Maybe he and Salah Mejri alternate, but it'll be tough to use Noel until we develop a pattern or Carlisle drops a tip again.
Mar 22 - 11:08 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said he may rotate Salah Mejri and Nerlens Noel in the rotation.

He wasn't totally clear, but it sounds like he may go with one or the other over the final 11 games. Carlisle wants to give both a fair look at minutes, so it's possible they alternate DNP-CDs. This is obviously bad news for Noel, so his owners may not want to bother.
Mar 22 - 3:11 PM

Nerlens Noel played 20 minutes off the bench and hit all three of his shots, finishing with six points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Tuesday's loss.

He didn't play on Saturday, but is kind of hot after going for six points, six boards, three assists, five steals and three blocks on Friday. If you're in a pinch at center and need a risky player with some upside, Noel fits the bill.
Mar 20 - 10:14 PM

Nerlens Noel will not play on Saturday against the Nets.

It's too bad after he had his best game of the season with six points, six rebounds, three assists, five steals and three blocks. Noel is probably not going to play in back-to-back sets any time soon with their next one starting on Mar. 27. He may still be worth owning, though. For tonight, this should mean Dwight Powell is ready to roll while we should see more Maxi Kleber and Doug McDermott.
Mar 17 - 6:10 PM

Nerlens Noel scored six points with six rebounds, three assists, five steals and three blocks in 27 minutes against the Raptors.

He gets the 5x3 on the road and he played in the overtime frame over Dirk Nowitzki. The Mavs may wind up sitting him tomorrow in Brooklyn, but this is certainly a head-turning stat line standard leagues. If you need defense and can afford to drop someone, Noel could be your man. Although, you may want to wait to see if he's a go for Saturday.
Mar 16 - 10:49 PM

Nerlens Noel played 20 minutes and hit 1-of-5 shots for two points, six rebounds, one assist and two steals in Tuesday's win over the Knicks.

Noel had 10 points and nine boards on Sunday, but played just 15 minutes, and got the day off on Saturday. He was showing serious signs of life a week ago, when he played 26 minutes and had eight point and 14 boards, but his minutes have gotten weird again and he's still a very tough player to trust in fantasy. The Mavs went small against the Knicks tonight, as Dwight Powell played just nine minutes, and the plan worked in the 110-97 win. Although the Mavericks, who have won three of four games, should be losing games now that they've been eliminated from the playoffs. The Mavericks currently sit 1.0 games ahead of the Kings, 3.0 ahead of the Suns and 3.5 games in front of the Grizzlies for the worst record in the West. They're not very good at this tanking thing.
Mar 13 - 10:27 PM

Nerlens Noel finished with 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in just 15 minutes off the bench on Sunday.

Noel was rested on Saturday as a precaution but this is the second straight game he's put up impressive numbers -- he had eight points, 14 boards, one steal and one block in 26 minutes on Tuesday. His minutes are unlikely to spike while Dwight Powell is playing well, especially since Dallas seems content to keep Dirk Nowitzki on the court, but few big men have as much raw upside as Noel. If you need boards and defensive stats, you could do worse.
Mar 11 - 10:13 PM

Nerlens Noel is expected back on Sunday vs. Houston.

The Mavericks simply rested him on Saturday on the front end of a back-to-back. He had eight points, a season-high 14 rebounds, one steal and a block in 26 minutes in his last game, so he'll be a hot pickup if he can post similar numbers vs. Houston because of his upside in defensive stats.
Mar 11 - 11:41 AM

Coach Rick Carlisle said that Nerlens Noel (return from injury management) will not play Saturday vs. Memphis, but will play Sunday against Houston.

Noel, who is working his way back after being sidelined by thumb surgery, played well in the Mavs win over Denver on Tuesday. He finished with eight points, a season-high 14 rebounds, one steal and a block in 26 minutes. If he continues to see 25-plus minutes a night, he could hold some value over the final month of the season.
Mar 9 - 12:52 PM

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said Nerlens Noel is "doing better and better."

"He’s simplifying things out there," Carlisle added. "It’s pretty clear he’s getting some rhythm back and he’s getting some familiarity with the guys he’s playing with." Coach Carlisle has kept his word about giving Noel a chance and the big man is coming off a 14-board game with eight points, a steal and a block in 26 minutes. The Mavs are off until Saturday, so if you want to take a flier on him fantasy owners should probably wait another day or two.
Source: SportsDay
Mar 8 - 11:44 AM

Nerlens Noel played 26 minutes and hit 3-of-6 shots for eight points, a season-high 14 rebounds, a steal and a block in Tuesday's 118-107 win over the Nuggets.

He came through against Nikola Jokic, who was benched down the stretch, but this was really one of the first solid games he's played since opening night. If he continues to get heavy minutes the rest of the way, Noel could make some noise for the Mavs, so think about taking a flier on him if you're hurting at center. But be prepared to be disappointed, as he's had a lost season up to this point. We'd still rather own Dwight Powell for now.
Mar 6 - 11:52 PM

In his third game back from injury, Nerlens Noel grabbed eight rebounds with four points and one steal in 18 minutes.

Noel came in averaging just 15.5 minutes in his previous two games. Conditioning might be part of the problem, but he played more than 20 minutes just once while healthy earlier in the season and the Mavs simply seem reluctant to turn him loose. That could change if Harrison Barnes (31 minutes) or Dirk Nowitzki (26 minutes) are rested at some point, but for now Noel remains little more than a luxury stash.
Mar 4 - 10:08 PM

Nerlens Noel played 15 minutes vs. the Bulls on Friday, missing all three of his shots and finishing with zero points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

Noel is trying to build his value back up for free agency this summer and coach Rick Carlisle is keeping his word about giving him a chance. "It's the worst-kept secret in the world that he's playing for a contract - let's be honest," Carlisle said. "And we want him to do well. Hey, we traded for him with the hope that he could be here long term. And sometimes things don't go exactly as planned." He played 16 minutes in his last game and Carlisle said he "played with a lot of activity," but Dwight Powell is still the better pickup in Dallas for the time being. We'll be watching Noel's minutes closely.
Source: SportsDay
Mar 2 - 11:32 PM

Nerlens Noel scored four points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 16 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

His first stint was really bad with three turnovers in five minutes, but he looked OK after that. It looks like the Mavs will be giving Noel some minutes going forward, but he'll have a tough time unseating Dwight Powell and Dirk Nowitzki to get to over 20 minutes. He's a mysterious flier in deeper leagues for now.
Feb 28 - 11:41 PM

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SG1Yogi Ferrell
2Doug McDermott
3Seth Curry
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Jalen Jones
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Maxi Kleber
4Josh McRoberts
5Jameel Warney
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Salah Mejri
3Nerlens Noel
4Johnathan Motley