Nerlens Noel is a restricted free agent this summer and he is expected to receive interest from several teams, according to a report by ESPN.
Noel will reportedly not limit his talks just with the Dallas Mavericks, who are prioritizing re-signing the athletic big man.
Nerlens Noel has interest from "several" teams and will not limit talks to the Mavs, a source said. Dallas has… https://t.co/MPj2VwH8AW
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 30, 2017
Noel was traded to the Mavericks at this year’s trade deadline by the Philadelphia 76ers. In 22 games with Dallas, he averaged 8.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game while hitting 57.5 percent of his shots from the field.
If another team offers Noel a contract, the Mavericks will have 15 days to match the deal.
ESPN previously reported that the Mavs want to build around their young core and that includes having Noel in the picture.
Harrison Barnes, Nerlens Noel, Seth Curry and now Dennis Smith … sources say Dallas is focused on cementing and developing its young core
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 24, 2017