Nerlens Noel is still in the market despite the fact that he is likely going to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks. The rising question is when will Noel sign the contract with the Mavericks. The Mavericks have not been very busy this offseason except for re-signing Dirk Nowitzki to a two-year deal. For the future success of Dallas, it is necessary that the Mavericks re-sign the 23-year-old.

Both sides in a stalemate

Drew Davidson of the Star-Telegram reports that the Mavericks have not made an offer that Noel likes yet.

The Mavericks are the only team that can offer the kind of money that Noel might be looking for. The Mavericks can offer a contract of five-years worth $143 million compared to any other team. The most any other team can offer Noel is four-years worth $106 million.

The holdup might be the number of years. The Mavericks want to include an opt-out after two years. In the summer of 2019, many salaries are coming off the books, so Dallas can make a run at many free agents. The Mavericks haven't won a playoff series since they won their championship in 2011.

Rose not going to Dallas

The Mavericks were rumored to possibly make a run at Derrick Rose. The Mavericks will not go after the former MVP. They feel confident about what they have at the guard position. The Mavericks already have Devin Harris, JJ Barea, and Yogi Ferrell. They also drafted Dennis Smith Jr. this past NBA draft.

The Mavericks don't need to give Rose a multi-year deal. Ferrell and Smith Jr.

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could challenge each other for a starting role at guard. Harris and Barea are expected to serve as a backup role. Rose has been rumored to going to the Clippers, or re-signing with the Knicks.

Other moves

The Mavericks acquired Josh McRoberts, a 2023 second round pick, and cash considerations from the Miami Heat for AJ Hammons. McRoberts spent the last three seasons with the Heat. He averaged 4.9 points and 3.4 rebounds last season and is a career 5.4 point scorer that adds 3.9 rebounds.

McRoberts has spent 11 seasons in the league with stints with the Hornets, Magic, Lakers, Pacers, and Trail Blazers.

Hammons spent his rookie season in Dallas and averaged 7.4 points and 1.6 rebounds. Hammons was an all-Big Ten Conference selection from Purdue before being drafted in the second round and 46th overall in the 2016 NBA draft. Hammons will compete for playing time with Edrice Adebayo, Willie Reed, and Kelly Olynyk for playing time.

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