Report: Nerlens Noel deciding on joining Lakers, Thunder, or Wizards

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks
Mar 7, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots past Dallas Mavericks forward Nerlens Noel (3) during the second half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are off and running in free agency and could be adding another piece to their team. After signing LeBron James and bringing back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope the team might be able to bring another Klutch Sports Agency player in Dallas Mavericks Center Nerlens Noel.

According to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports, Noel is deciding on joining three teams. His list includes the Lakers as well as the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Washington Wizards, while the New Orleans Pelicans also have interest.

Noel is only 24-years-old and a former lottery pick, but he fell out of the rotation last year in Dallas only playing in 30 games. In those 30 games, Noel averaged 4.4 points and 5.6 rebounds a game while shooting 52.4 percent from the field.

Now with the best player on the planet on their team, the Lakers have someone to build around and are in win-now mode. The team could possibly undergo a total roster makeover or they could decide to run it back with the young players and a few additions but no matter what, the Lakers will be a team to watch moving forward.

Author: Dillon Hiser


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