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Suitors Emerge for Free-Agent Center Noel

According to HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, four teams have expressed interest in center Nerlens Noel.

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Knicks center Nerlens Noel is expected to field several offers as free agency opens in the week ahead. According to HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, four teams have emerged as suitors for the 27-year-old big man. The Raptors, Knicks, Pistons and Kings are the rumored quartet in Scotto’s story.

The Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, and Sacramento Kings are all expected to pursue Nerlens Noel in free agency, league sources told HoopsHype.

Of the four teams mentioned, three are projected to have useful cap space at the outset of free agency. The Pistons, after trading Mason Plumlee on draft night, have cap flexibility and an opening at center. The Raptors face an interesting decision with center Aron Baynes this summer. Baynes’ salary for next season is not guaranteed.

Noel averaged 5.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game in the 2020-21 season. He entered the league as the No. 6 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

You can read Scotto’s full story at HoopsHype.