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Nerlens Noel. Unrestricted at Year end
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martin
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2/26/2018  9:37 PM
Mike1989 wrote:
martin wrote:
Mike1989 wrote:If he takes a prove it contract, then he's worth the risk at a low price rather than giving O'Quinn $8-10+ million year. Maybe he finds a home here like Trey Burke potentially has? Worst case scenario Noel flames out here on a one or two year deal. Best case scenario he reaches his potential and becomes a very good rim protector and rebounder to take some defensive pressure off KP.

He did take a prove it contract this past year

True, but he's not been given an opportunity: 18 games, 6 starts, 225 minutes.

His per 36 are actually ok he's averaging 11.5 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. If he could replicate that production he would have value. But to do that he needs to be on a team that actually plays him. It's like being critical of Okafor. The 76ers stopped using him and the Nets aren't really giving him a fair shot.

Or you could say both players just aren’t showing up. Man both Noel and Okafor were given second chances and both are blowing them

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2/27/2018  12:46 AM
Paris907 wrote:
rammagen wrote:for the right price yes. for 2 simple reasons
1 he was screwed in Philly. they drafted center after center something can be worng wiht the players but it seemed like they were not interested developing their players. You have be an elite physical player before they even try
2 I do know what is happening in Dallas but I think Dirk's farwell has also screwed him ad that team is dirk concentric and they both play center. yes I would love for him to develop a shot but his defense would help the knock if KOQ walks

An intelligent response. Many thanks


Noel has a super interesting tool set defensively. Not many guys can defend the rim and then actual lock down on the perimeter.

But he's lazy and undisciplined. He just make consistently poor decisions on the court.

Seeing Noel struggle makes one appreciate Ben Wallace all that much more. At some point, you have to just want it. You have to be relentless in your pursuit of excellence. Noel just appears mentally weak.

We all saw Wayne Chrebet outproduce the sulking mangina Keyshawn Johnson. He had maybe 1/100th of the talent of KJ. But no one can gauge just how badly you want it on a scouting report. On a Combine stats sheet.

You can't always control the minutes you are going to get, but you can always play HARD with those minutes. You don't want to pulled off the court? Then play in a manner where they can't. It's that simple.

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2/27/2018  10:00 AM
BigDaddyG wrote:
SupremeCommander wrote:
martin wrote:
Mike1989 wrote:If he takes a prove it contract, then he's worth the risk at a low price rather than giving O'Quinn $8-10+ million year. Maybe he finds a home here like Trey Burke potentially has? Worst case scenario Noel flames out here on a one or two year deal. Best case scenario he reaches his potential and becomes a very good rim protector and rebounder to take some defensive pressure off KP.

He did take a prove it contract this past year

I wouldn't give him big money or a lot of years... I don't think Noel has proven to deserve anything more than a prove-it deal. But maybe he would take a KOQ type of deal?

Noel's advanced stats were good in Philly. I think Noel looks worse than he is because he's a defensive player on the Mavs... if the Knicks are buying low on guys like Burke, Mudiay (and Williams) I wouldn't be entirely opposed. A former lotto defensive pogo stick would be, in theory, a nice backup to KP and Kanter.

I am not a huge noel fan but he does seemingly fit the target profile of players that Perry is trying to acquire


He does one thing well that I'd like to see on our roster...he defends the PnR fairly well for a big. Plus he can also defend the rim and finish. Not saying we should sign him, but it's something to consider if our contract needs and his match-up. Also, there's a good chance that the best available player at out draft position is a big. If that's the case, then the move probably doesn't make sense. But we mind as well keep all our options open at this point.

honestly, I think it boils down to one thing - can he develop a jumpshot? he's worth a flier if management thinks he can. if he can't he's in the same baot as Okafor: two decades too late

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Nerlens Noel. Unrestricted at Year end

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