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
I pretty much thought the best the Mavs would do at the NBA trade deadline was pick up a second rounder pick or two for Deron Williams and/or Andrew Bogut, maybe a out-of-favor player they could take a flier on. Getting Noel, who could be a star in Rick Carlisle’s offense, tailor-made for a rim-runner (cf. Tyson Chandler), was beyond my wildest dreams. (And let’s be clear: I have some wild dreams.)
They’re also giving up Bogut, but …
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
So they still get a decent pick, more than likely, in this year’s loaded draft. I don’t understand this for Philly at all, but this is awesome for the Mavs.
TL;DR: YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS, I love trades!Read More