Brooklyn Nets not giving center Nerlens Noel another 10-day deal


The Brooklyn Nets will not be giving center Nerlens Noel another 10-day contract, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post. Noel’s initial 10-day deal expired on Wednesday. Even though Brooklyn could use another big to spell breakout center Nic Claxton, the Nets have decided to go in a different direction with their open roster spot.

Noel signed his 10-day contract with the Nets on Mar. 6 after being waived by the Detroit Pistons on Feb. 27. Noel played three games with Brooklyn and averaged one point, three rebounds, and one steal per game while shooting 16.7% from the field.

The three games that Noel played in for the Nets were a 22-point win over the Houston Rockets, a 5-point loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, and a 2-point win over the Denver Nuggets. In those three games, Noel had a combined plus-minus of -13 which may be part of the reason that Noel wasn’t brought back to the team.

As of right now, Brooklyn has an open roster spot so it will be interesting to see how the team decides to fill that spot. For the time being, the backup for Claxton is second-year center Day’Ron Sharpe. Sharpe has not played in the past three games most likely due to the presence of Noel.

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Story originally appeared on Nets Wire

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