Report: Nerlens Noel takes qualifying offer after turning down $70 million
Dallas Mavericks center Nerlens Noel will be making about $13 million less than he reportedly could have this coming season.
Noel reportedly accepted the Mavericks’ $4.1 million qualifying offer on Saturday, less than two months after, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he turned down a four-year, $70 million offer at the onset of free agency on July 1.
Nerlens Noel clearly betting on himself with acceptance of $4.1M QO. He turned down 4-year, $70M Mavs offer made on July 1, sources say.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 26, 2017
In response, Noel reportedly asked for a max deal, which ended up backfiring.
Nerlens Noel asked Mavs for max. Offer was pulled soon thereafter, per sources. https://t.co/VVEOfhWkgt
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) August 26, 2017
Noel is clearly a firm believer in his own talents. We knew all along that he wanted a max deal, but that didn’t work out, and now he’s locked on a cheaper pact. A good season could get him closer to where he wants to be next summer.