Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel (DAL) – “The Nerlen Wall” nike

(Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)


DAL Power Forward/Center: 6’11, 228 lbs; 4th year, Kentucky

NBA Role: two-way, hybrid big • Star UnderDOG

Nerlens Noel is finally outta Philly! – acquired by DAL at the deadline (Feb. ’17); Noel is just a different vibe – can play either inside spot, is an absolute stat-sheet stuffer: makes an honorable impact in every category, especially in blocks & steals; slight frame, though Noel’s done a nice job of help-side swatting and closing out on shooters; offense is a work in progress – Nerlens isn’t a natural scorer but is nifty w/ his left hand, can finish roll catches over the top and is active on the o-boards; needs to either fix the hitch in his J or develop into a bonafide stopper up front; star in the making? – there’s no questioning his upside – can Rick Carlisle maximize his unique talents?

Signature Shot: quick lefty floater

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 77


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Career: 10 points/game, 7.5 rebounds/game, 1.6 blocks/game, 51% FG

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2015)

Avg. career-high 11.1 points/game (2015-16)

More on “Nerl”

Featured Lights:

  • “Versa” – There’s better Noel highlights out there but he filled up every part of the box score in this one (via FreeDawkins; Jan. 2015):