February 26, 2018, 7:00 pmNerlens NoelC, Dallas Mavericks
Nerlens Noel will not play on Monday but Rick Carlisle did leave the door open for a Wednesday return.
While Noel has been practicing, the Mavs want to get him a little more work before he gets back into game action. The team has been consistent in their desire to get him some playing time down the stretch this year, but he was thought to be a part of the team’s long-term future before they more or less buried him earlier in the season. Noel has as much defensive upside as anyone who ever hits the waiver wire so proactive owners can try to stash him but there’s no promises that he’s out of the doghouse. If they do let him approach 20 mpg, he could quickly become an impact player given his output in steals and blocks.
Source: Bobby Karalla on Twitter