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Nerlens Noel | Center/Forward | #3

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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 has been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.
Noel’s suspension will begin with Tuesday's game between the Mavericks and Trail Blazers. The Mavs have exactly five games left this season, so Noel will not return to the court in 2017-18. He should obviously be waived in all fantasy formats. Salah Mejri will likely soak up most of Noel's abandoned minutes. As an unrestricted free agent this summer, this was not the way Noel wanted to enter free agency. Apr 3 - 12:33 PM

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Nerlens Noel picked up seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 17 minutes on Sunday, but failed to score on 0-of-2 shooting.

Rick Carlisle had nothing but praise for Noel recently, saying, "Look, he’s a good rebounder. He’s played very well since coming back, he’s cleaned up his game and he’s really tied into everything we’re doing." Tonight's line wasn't a total loss in roto leagues, since he hit his marks in rebounds and defensive stats without hurting your FT%. Still, he'll need 20+ minutes to be at all reliable.
Apr 1 - 9:26 PM

Nerlens Noel grabbed 12 rebounds with four points, one assist and one block in 25 minutes vs. the Wolves on Friday.

This was supposed to be Noel's turn to rest with the Mavericks rotating him and Salah Mejri, but their plans changed with Mejri sitting out with a right knee bruise. Noel has been running circles around the veteran center, so maybe they stop resting Noel and let him showcase himself for his upcoming free agency. That may be wishful thinking based on the way the Mavs have handled him, though. If he stays in the rotation consistently, Noel will be a great source of FG%, rebounds, steals and blocks.
Mar 31 - 12:00 AM

Nerlens Noel is not worried about his upcoming free agency and is just focused on finishing the season on a high note.

"I'm just playing basketball and having fun," he said. "If that means showcase, then that's fine, but I think I'm going out there just doing what I love to do." Noel has played 20.7 minutes per game in March and has made his presence felt on defense with 8.1 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.0 blocks. Unfortunately, he also has four DNPs in March and it's expected to be his turn to rest on Friday vs. the Wolves -- he's currently rotating games with Salah Mejri.
Source: Sports Day
Mar 29 - 11:07 AM

Nerlens Noel finished Wednesday's road loss with five points, six rebounds, one steal and two turnovers in 20 minutes.

Noel was rested as a precaution on Tuesday, the first half of a back-to-back set, and Dallas continues to play it safe with him this season. There's another back-to-back set looming on April 3-4, so owners should prepare for Noel to sit out one of those games, turning a four-game week into a three-game week. Plan accordingly.
Mar 29 - 1:20 AM

Nerlens Noel will return to action on Wednesday, as expected.

Noel was rested on Tuesday as a precaution, but owners can confidently get him back into active lineups tonight.
Mar 28 - 9:14 PM

Nerlens Noel (return from injury management) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Kings.

The Mavericks are going to rotate Noel and Salah Mejri, so Noel will play on Wednesday vs. the Lakers instead. If you need to stream steals, blocks and rebounds on Wednesday, Noel is a solid option.
Mar 27 - 8:46 PM

Nerlens Noel (return from injury management) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

Apparently you need a lot of rest with a thumb injury. All kidding aside, Noel probably isn't going to be playing in back-to-backs and is rotating games with Salah Mejri at the moment. That means if he doesn't play on Tuesday then he should be back in action on Wednesday vs. the Lakers. When he has been active, Noel has been a beast for owners targeting steals, blocks and rebounds.
Mar 26 - 12:48 PM

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

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

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PF1Harrison Barnes
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C1Dirk Nowitzki
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