Report: Noel staying with Thunder
NBA.com Global on Jul 01, 2019 10:27 AM
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UPDATE: Noel has reportedly asked for time to "re-evaluate their earlier commitment"
Free agent Nerlens Noel has asked OKC for time to re-evaluate their earlier commitment on a new deal, and sides are continuing discussions, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
Nerlens Noel, drafted No. 6 by the Philadelphia 76ers as part of their vaunted "Process" in 2013, has been traded twice since. But he settled into a bench role with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, playing a career-high 77 games while averaging 4.9 points and 1.2 blocks in 13.5 minutes.
Nerlens Noel has agreed to a deal to return to the Thunder, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Noel has agreed to return and help the Thunder attempt to advance beyond the first round in a wide-open Western Conference.