Report: Mavericks have no plans to buy out Nerlens Noel
Instead, the Mavericks are hoping to find a role for Noel when he returns from injury after the All-Star break.
Noel was traded to the Mavericks last season after spending his first three-and-a-half seasons in Philadelphia. The Mavericks were hoping to retain the center long term, but the two sides couldn't come to a contractual agreement in the offseason.
Noel turned down a reported four-year, $70-million deal, expecting to receive a bigger contract before accepting a one-year, $4.1-million qualifying offer, which will allow him to become an unrestricted free agent this upcoming summer.
Noel has been out since Nov. 22 after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his his left thumb.
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