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Nerlens Noel scored two points in four minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Hey, at least he didn't play only in garbage time, which has been the case in the last week and change. Salah Mejri has cooled off as far as making an impact goes, but Noel is still behind him for now. Maybe he gets a chance to play at some point, but it's really hard to stash him in 12-team leagues. It'll likely be a by-committee approach at center until late in the season.

Rotoworld

Nov 23 - 1:19 AM

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Noel finished with just two points (1-2 FG), three rebounds and one assist in only three minutes during Saturday's 111-79 victory over Milwaukee. The fact that Noel was only able to see three minutes of action in a blow-out game, does not bode well for his future. He is currently well down the pecking order, playing behind Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Powell and even Salah Mejri. The upside remains but until he can find some consistent minutes, he is barely a stash in deeper leagues.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 19 - 4:30 AM

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Nerlens Noel played six garbage-time minutes with two points and two rebounds against the Wolves on Friday. He did not check in until 5:35 was left in the fourth with the game basically out of reach. Salah Mejri is clearly outplaying Nerlens Noel and the Mavs really don't have much interest in playing the former 76er. It's really hard to sign off on stashing a guy that is going to be a free agent after this year, so he's really just a luxury stash for those doing well. For the second year in a row, he probably needs a trade to save his value.

Rotoworld

Nov 18 - 12:21 AM

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Nerlens Noel played five minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday with one rebound and one turnover. It's hard to make an impression in five minutes, but coach Rick Carlisle opted to go back to Salah Mejri after halftime at the expense of Noel. He's now played 13 total minutes over his last four games and is just a luxury stash at this point if your team is doing well in the standings.

Rotoworld

Nov 14 - 11:37 PM

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Nerlens Noel has played a total of eight minutes over Dallas' last three games including one DNP-CD. Coach Rick Carlisle recently said that Salah Mejri has earned playing time over Noel, and on Sunday he talked about what he's looking for from his centers. "Competitiveness, care factor," Carlisle said. "Commitment to winning. Doing dirty work. Being there for your teammates. Those kind of things." Interpret this however you want, but it's starting to sound more and more like Noel is in the doghouse. It's hard to drop a player with his upside, but it's anybody's guess as to when Noel will be back in the rotation.

Rotoworld

Nov 13 - 10:01 AM

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Nerlens Noel played two minutes of garbage time on Sunday. Noel was the last person to leave the Mavs' bench tonight, after picking up a DNP-CD on Saturday, and coach Rick Carlisle said bluntly that Salah Mejri (11 minutes) has done more to earn playing time. Given the likelihood of more DNPs, Noel is just a luxury stash if you can hide him on your bench in weekly-lineup leagues.

Rotoworld

Nov 12 - 10:02 PM

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Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Salah Mejri has earned playing time over Nerlens Noel. "Look, minutes have to be earned," Carlisle said. "At this point, if it's between him and Salah, Salah has earned the minutes. There's no doghouse here. There just isn't. It's pretty simple: You compete, and if you earn minutes, you get minutes. And you've got to compete to keep them, because it's a competitive situation." Noel was a healthy scratch on Saturday vs. Cleveland and it's hard to believe that he's behind the 31-year-old Mejri in what is supposed to be a rebuilding season. Noel should be treated like a stash until further notice.

ESPN

Nov 12 - 10:11 AM

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Noel, due to a coach's decision, did not take the floor during Saturday's 111-104 loss to the Cavaliers. Concerning Noel's lack of significant playing time over the past handful of games, coach Rick Carlisle noted, "We've had some tough matchup nights and there are going to be more and more of those as time goes on. He's going to get other opportunities. But minutes have to be earned. Salah has earned the minutes", Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports. Coming into Saturday, Noel was averaging just 12.5 minutes per game over the team's previous four contests. At just 17.2 minutes per appearance on the year, Noel's reserve workload has likely frustrated fantasy owners who drafted him. It seemed relatively safe to assume the big man would see significant run considering the overall lack of skill on the team, especially at the center spot. However, coach Carlisle's comments seem to hint that Noel is often being outplayed by the likes of Salah Mejri, Dwight Powell and Dirk Nowitzki in practice and in games. Considering Noel signed a qualifying offer during the offseason, making him an unrestricted free agent next summer, the team doesn't have too much of an incentive to play him if he's not performing up to par, either.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 12 - 1:18 AM

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Nerlens Noel did not get into the game Saturday against the Cavaliers, taking a DNP-CD. Rick Carlisle liked the way Salah Mejri matched up with the Cavaliers, and he said "minutes are earned". If you need the roster spot at this point, drop Noel and get someone who is actually playing. Parting with a shot blocker is difficult because they're tough to find, but he is helping no one nailed to the bench.

Rotoworld

Nov 11 - 11:31 PM

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Nerlens Noel played just six minutes against the Wizards with two points, two rebounds, one steal, one block and no fouls on Tuesday. He looked great to start, but Salah Mejri came in and stole his thunder. Noel played just 13.5 minutes per game over his previous two and Mejri probably isn't going away in the short term. It's always tough to drop a shot blocker because it's such a scarce stat, but Noel's upside just isn't there right now.

Nov 07 - 10:24 PM

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