Mavericks reportedly reached out to Joakim Noah
The Dallas Mavericks need a new big man after losing Dwight Powell to a ruptured Achilles tendon on Tuesday night, and one player they have considered is Joakim Noah.
Noah is among the players the Mavs have considered but they have concerns about his health, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. MacMahon says the Mavs are also considering overseas and G League players.
The Mavs would have to create a roster spot to sign a center.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 22, 2020
Noah played in 42 games for the Memphis Grizzlies last season, averaging 7.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in 16.5 minutes per game. The last report on Noah said the 33-year-old was looking to sign with a contender.
I want to make a clarification on something I said on the Hoop Collective Podcast. I mentioned Joakim Noah had suffered an injury over the summer. He has recovered from the injury and is back working out and looking to sign with a contender.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) November 4, 2019
The Mavericks definitely fit the contender bill.
Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith are set to see an increase in minutes with Powell out.