Philadelphia is sending Nerlens Noel to Dallas for Justin Anderson and a first-round draft pick, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
Dallas center Andrew Bogut will go to the 76ers in the Noel trade too, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
Noel, long a target of trade speculation with the Boston Celtics due to his background in the area as much as for his potential fit with the club's style of play and needs, could be something of a gamble for the Mavericks, who desperately need to add youth to their aging roster. Noel is a free agent this summer, which may be part of the reason he's never gotten much traction in trade talks with Boston. Wojnarowski also reports the deal includes a first-round draft pick, small forward Justin Andersen and big man Andrew Bogut, another name often connected to the Celts.
The Mavericks have long been intrigued with Noel, and will work to sign him to an extension. Noel's a restricted free agent.Sources: Barring unlikely landing spot by 3 PM ET, Andrew Bogut, 76ers beginning to engage on buyout talks. Bogut wants to be free agent.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
UPDATE: ESPN's Marc Stein reports the 76ers were seeking a third-party trade partner before the 3 p.m. EST deadline. With none coming forward, Stein reports the club is making preparations for a buyout with the deadline nearly here. He also reports the Dallas pick involved in the trade is protected 1-18. ESPN's Zach Lowe has reported the pick will convert to two second-round picks if not conveyed, this and next year's Dallas picks.
Andrew Bogut and Justin Anderson and conditional first-round pick will be traded from Dallas to Philadelphia for Nerlens Noel, sources say— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2017
Andrew Bogut is in the trade to Philadelphia and Dallas' pick is protected 1-to-18 in the June draft, league sources say— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2017
The Sixers will spend the next three hours trying to find a trade home for Andrew Bogut before contemplating a buyout, league sources say— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2017
Sources: If Sixers do not receive Mavs top-18 protected pick this season, it converts to 2 2nd-round picks: Mavs 2nds in 2017 and 2018.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) February 23, 2017
With no second trade looming for Andrew Bogut, league sources say Bogut and the Sixers will immediately begin contract buyout discussions.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2017
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