Dallas Mavericks: 3 Possible Reasons Why Nerlens Noel is Still a Free Agent
1. Noel is waiting for the max deal
This scenario really seems like the most likely one and it is for good reason. Nerlens Noel may not have fully proven himself just yet, but he has certainly shown that he is capable of being an excellent player and a new-age center. It is just a matter of time until the whole league recognizes it.
As of now, Noel has not agreed to an offer sheet from any other NBA team, which shows that he probably has not been offered the money he feels he deserves just yet. This scenario does not mean the Mavs have not tried contacting Noel about a deal, it just means that we are undoubtedly trying to get him at the best deal possible.
The fans should not be too worried about this scenario. This does not mean that Noel is not happy in Dallas, it doesn’t mean that he is greedily seeking for more money, and it doesn’t mean he is trying to sabotage the organization. Dallas has made it clear that we are ready to keep him around, no matter what the cost.
Knowing the difference between his greed and the fact that he is guaranteed his worth is important. Dallas knows that other teams are going to be willing to pay for him and they will prove that soon. It is all about finding the right number.