By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to a report, Dallas Mavericks forward Nerlens Noel was offered a $70 million extension. He reportedly wanted a max offer instead.
After turning down the Mavericks offer, he has not received a counter offer.
The 24-year-old Center is an unrestricted free agent this summer. He made $4.18 million in his first full season in Dallas, Texas.
Noel played in 30 games this season, including six starts. He averaged 4.4 points, along with 5.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 15.7 minutes per game in 18.4 minutes per game.
He has been a bust with the Mavericks, as he appeared in 52 games, including 18 starts after the 2017 mid season trade with the Philadelphia 76ers involving Andrew Bogut. He’s averaged 6.1 points, along with 6.1 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game.
The Mavericks were thought to be the winner of the Noel trade when it happened. The 76ers were chastised because of the move.
Philadelphia received Justin Anderson, Bogut, and a first-round draft pick in the package.
As a member of the 76ers, Noel appeared in 171 games and started 140 contests. He averaged 10.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.6 blocks in 28.3 minutes per game.
With the Mavericks not considering a deal with Noel after he requested a max deal, it appears that he’ll be looking for employment elsewhere. This would be his third NBA in his young career.