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Free-agent center Nerlens Noel has reportedly narrowed his decision to three teams.
According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Noel will decide between the Los Angeles Lakers, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards, with the New Orleans Pelicans also showing interest.
Sources: Free agent center Nerlens Noel has narrowed decision on signing to these teams: The Wizards, Lakers, Thunder — with interest from the Pelicans.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2018
The 6-foot-11, 228-pound Noel played in only 30 games last season with the Dallas Mavericks, starting six.
In 15.7 minutes, he averaged 4.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 15.7 minutes per game.
Noel turned down a four-year, $70-million contract offer last season from the Mavericks.
Noel missed three months of the season because of a thumb injury and was then suspended for the final five games of the season for violating terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.
Noel, a four-year veteran, carries career averages of 9.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocked shots per game.
He is a career 51.2-percent shooter.