Why the Dallas Mavericks could be the perfect destination for Nerlens Noel.
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks have won only four games each. That places each team in the category of ” worst teams in the NBA” so far. That designation has worn thin on Nerlens Noel as he emerges from his rookie contract. He wants to move on, but not many team are in the market for a rehabbing NBA center right now.
Last season, the Sixers won only 10 games and landed the top pick of the 2016 draft Ben Simmons. Unfortunately, Simmons is rehabbing a foot injury.
Meanwhile, last season was far more kind to the Mavericks’ as they won 42 games. They were projected to be nearly as good after signing Harrison Barnes this offseason. How are the Mavericks almost as bad as the Sixers? Could the Mavericks’ struggles could provide the Sixers with a team willing to give them a good first round pick for Nerlens Noel?
If I told people in Philadelphia in October that a local professional team would be have as many wins as a team in Dallas, Texas, in early December, people would assume I was talking football about the Eagles competing with the Cowboys for the top team in the NFC East. Unfortunately, the Cowboys are on their way to winning the NFC East and earning a first round bye. Conversely, the Eagles likely miss the playoffs by a few game.