Noel, a restricted free agent of the Dallas Mavericks, remains without a contract and has swapped representation to Rich Paul of Klutch Sports to expedite a deal, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.
The Mavericks fully intend to retain Noel, but they don’t want to overpay when they’re essentially bidding against themselves. Noel has been unable to find an offer sheet to force the Mavericks into matching, and Dallas hasn’t made a substantial offer themselves, hence the stalemate.
August is almost over and it’s insane that Nerlens Noel isn’t on an NBA roster but Ramon Sessions is. That was a weird comparison but point is, Noel is way too good to be watching basketball from home this season so what’s going on?
Noel is only 23-years old with career averages of 10 points, 8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. the ceiling is still extremely high and he can still fill that Tyson Chandler role of rim protector and pick and roll finisher.
Hopefully now with a new agent, he won’t get worked by Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks actually sign him to decent money because they truly need him. The pick and roll with Dennis Smith Jr. and Nerlens Noel could be a PROBLEM.
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