Nerlens Noel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nerlens Noel rejected $70 million offer, requested max, never got another offer from Mavericks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nerlens Noel reportedly rejected an offer worth $17.5 million annually from the Mavericks last summer. Then, he signed his qualifying offer. Apparently, there wasn’t much mutual negotiation between. Tim MacMahon of ESPN: As a restricted free agent, Noel declined a four-year, $70..." April 14

  • Report: Noel had multiple drug strikes before suspension

    Larry Brown Sports "Nerlens Noel has been suspended for the rest of the regular season due to a violation of the NBA’s anti-drug policy, and it turns out that it was not exactly an isolated incident for him. On Tuesday, the league announced a five-game ban for the Dallas Mavericks center along with Utah’s Thabo..." April 03

  • Nerlens Noel, Thabo Sefolosha Receive Five-Game Suspensions

    Hoops Rumors "Mavericks center Nerlens Noel and Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha have each received five-game suspensions for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program, the league announced today. The bans are for marijuana violations, tweets Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post. The lottery-bound Mavericks only have..." April 03

  • Nerlens Noel Set To Return On Wednesday

    Hoops Rumors "Mavericks big man Nerlens Noel, who has been sidelined since November with a hand injury, is on track to return to the court on Wednesday, head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters today (video link via Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News). According to Carlisle, Noel will be available for..." February 27

  • Mavs Don’t Plan To Buy Out Nerlens Noel

    Hoops Rumors "After keeping him on their roster through the trade deadline, the Mavericks have no plans to buy out Nerlens Noel in the coming weeks, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times (via Twitter). So far, Noel’s stint in Dallas hasn’t worked out like he or the team had hoped. Acquired in a..." February 09

  • 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