Nerlens Noel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wesley Matthews, Nerlens Noel could be trade candidates for Cavs

    Hoops Hype "Dallas Mavericks wing Wesley Matthews and big man Nerlens Noel are upcoming unrestricted free agents who may get traded before the Feb. 8 deadline. As the Dunc’d On NBA Podcast noted, both players could fit with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Matthews, 31, would be an interesting shooting addition to..." January 18

  • Rick Carlisle Says The Mavs Need To Get Nerlens Noel Playing Time Once He’s Healthy

    Dime Magazine "Nerlens Noel‘s time in Dallas has been strange to say the least. He a rather impressive audition with the team after getting traded from the Philadelphia 76ers before hitting free agency with the hopes of getting paid. That didn’t work, and instead, he returned to Dallas on a meager one-year..." January 10

  • Nerlens Noel On Track For Early February Return?

    Yardbarker "Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle provided an update on Nerlens Noel‘s recovery timetable today, indicating that the big man is two weeks away from stepping up his activity (Twitter link via Earl K. Sneed of According to Carlisle, if Noel doesn’t experience any setbacks, he could get..." January 04

  • Lakers, Mavs had talks on Randle-for-Noel swap

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers are in an interesting situation as fourth-year forward Julius Randle approaches restricted free agency this offseason while playing by far the best basketball of his young career. Do the Lakers consider trading Randle and seeing what they can get for him while his value..." December 23

  • Nerlens Noel Doesn't Regret Rejecting $70M Offer From Mavericks

    Real GM Basketball "When Nerlens Noel fired Happy Walters in August and replaced him with Rich Paul, there were no new contract talks with the Dallas Mavericks. Noel rejected a four-year deal with the Mavericks worth approximately $70 million. Noel ultimately signed for the qualifying offer at $4.1 million for..." December 13

  • Rumor: LeBron and Noel plot teaming up, maybe with Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nerlens Noel looks unhappy in Dallas. He rejected a contract from the Mavericks last summer that would have paid $17.5 annually to take his qualifying offer, and nearly every player who has accepted his qualifying offer has changed teams at first opportunity. Noel was out of the rotation,..." December 08

  • Rick Carlisle Finally Has A Reason To Not Play Nerlens Noel

    Dime Magazine "From the moment the New Orleans Pelicans drafted Nerlens Noel with the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, the former Kentucky forward has run into an unfortunate string of bad luck. He was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on draft night during the early days of The Process, and while that..." December 07

  • Mavericks don't like Noel's work ethic

    Sports Day "It's probably happened before, but the sight of a 6-11 center on the active roster strolling into the media dining area at halftime of a game to get a hot dog certainly was out of the norm Saturday afternoon. Hey, Nerlens Noel's body was telling him it was lunch time. Such is how the body clock..." December 03

  • Rumor: Mavericks don’t see Nerlens Noel as hard worker

    Pro Basketball Talk "These aren’t the first rumblings about Nerlens Noel‘s attitude. They’re just the loudest since the Mavericks traded for him. Newy Scruggs for The Dallas Morning News: My sources tell me that Nerlens Noel is not known as a hard worker. I’m told he doesn’t have a sense of hard play and..." November 30

  • Why Rick Carlisle is playing Salah Mejri, Dwight Powell over Nerlens Noel

    Sports Day "As Rick Carlisle juggles his centers, trying to make time for those who earn it with the overriding focus being to win games, he had an interesting answer when asked what he wants to see most out of his big men. "Competitiveness, care factor," he said. "Commitment to winning. Doing dirty work...." November 13

  • Carlisle on Noel's benching: 'Minutes are earned'

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Mavericks center Nerlens Noel didn't see the floor Saturday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and head coach Rick Carlisle had a simple explanation for why the springy center was left on the bench. "Minutes are earned," he said after the Mavericks' 111-104 loss, according to..." November 12

  • Mavericks' Nerlens Noel: Could come off the bench

    CBS Sports "Noel could start the season coming off the bench, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports. Coach Rick Carlisle indicated during the team's media day that he's currently expecting to start Dirk Nowitzki at center, while bringing Noel off the bench. That certainly could change depending on..." September 25

  • Nerlens Noel Reportedly Signs 1-Year, $4.1 Million Mavericks Contract

    Bleacher Report "Center Nerlens Noel has reportedly signed his one-year, $4.1 million qualifying offer with the Dallas Mavericks, according to Chris Haynes of Haynes added there was never an offer of $17 million per season on the table, despite a previous report to the contrary from Steve Kyler of..." August 26

  • Report: Nerlens Noel turned down deal worth over $17 million per year

    Larry Brown Sports "Nerlens Noel may have priced himself out of his own market as it turns out. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported on Wednesday that Noel turned down a deal in the range of $17.5 million per year. The 23-year-old big man still remains unsigned as a restricted free agent as we approach..." August 24

  • Nerlens Noel Hires Rich Paul as New Agent

    SLAM Online "Locked in a stalemate with the Mavericks over a contract extension, Nerlens Noel has hired Rich Paul of Klutch Sports to become his new agent. Noel is reportedly looking for a max deal and has become frustrated with the negotiations so far. Paul is one of the most powerful agents in the NBA,..." August 22

  • Mavs Center Noel Switches Agents in Search of Max Deal

    NBC Dallas Fort Worth "So Nerlens Noel fired his agent and will sign with Dan Fegan. Big whoop. He still isn’t going to get a max deal from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban this summer. Cuban would be foolish to pay the 23-year old more than he has to. No other NBA clubs tried to sign the restricted 6-11..." August 20

  • Dirk: 'A little unfortunate' that Noel is still a free agent

    Sports Day "Leave it to Dirk Nowitzki to understate the heck out of the obvious. In his first comments about the new contract he signed last month, Nowitzki made it clear that it's a close, give-and-take relationship with owner Mark Cuban that led him to sign a two-year deal worth $5 million this season..." August 04

  • Don't expect resolution between Mavs, Noel soon

    Sports Day "Question: Do you have any kind of update on [Nerlens] Nerlens? And actually, how long can this staredown even go before something literally just has to happen? Sefko: Nothing HAS to happen until Oct. 16, when the qualifying offer expires. Until then, the Noel camp can hang loose and wait for..." August 03