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Nerlens Noel "Very Disappointed" In Negotiations With Dallas Mavericks

Nerlens Noel was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Dallas Mavericks during the season, but things aren't going well at the negotiation table.

Noel, who is just 23-years old despite having three years in the league under his belt, is a sought-after free agent due to his age and defensive ability.

The former Kentucky standout is a restricted free agent, allowing the Mavericks the match any offer made to him by another team and retain him.

It sounds like his preference is to stay with the Mavs, but based on comments made by his agent Happy Walters, Mark Cuban and company haven't been playing ball.

From The Dallas Morning News:

"We're very disappointed with where things stand," Walters said. "Nerlens loves Dallas and spent June there working out, but we're still waiting on a serious offer."

Noel can take a $6 million qualifying offer between now and October 16, but given the money that other players are getting this off-season, he should be able to command a better deal from elsewhere, should he choose.

For his career, Noel averages 10 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. He had a career-best PER of 20.4, a good deal better than the league average of 15, in 2016-17 between the Sixers and Mavs.

[The Dallas Morning News]