Noel notched eight points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds, four blocks, and one steal in 22 minutes during Monday's 107-70 loss to the Mavericks.
Noel drew the start in place of Steven Adams (rest) and was extremely active defensively, as per usual. If Adams ends up being traded at some point in the season, Noel would be worth a look across most fantasy formats. However, there's probably only so much he'll be able to accomplish if Adams remains healthy and on the roster throughout the 2019-20 campaign.
Noel (shoulder) isn't listed on the injury report ahead of Monday's preseason game against Dallas.
Noel was held out of Sunday's practice session due to a shoulder issue, though as expected, he'll be available for Monday's exhibition. The Thunder may elect to limit his minutes as a precaution, however.
Noel did not practice Sunday due to a shoulder injury, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports.
Noel is nursing what appears to be a minor shoulder issue, but coach Billy Donovan indicated that he expects the big man to be available for Monday's game against Dallas. With Steven Adams resting, Noel could be set for extended minutes.
Noel and the Thunder came to terms on a contract agreement Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Noel backed out of the two sides' initial agreement Sunday night, but after sleeping on the decision he's ultimately decided to head back to Oklahoma City. The former top-10 pick was unable to emerge from a limited, reserve role last season, but he was once again among the league leaders in blocks and steals per minute.
Noel has requested more time to re-evaluate a deal with the Thunder, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
It appeared as though Noel was on track to re-sign with the Thunder, but now it looks like the big man is reconsidering his options. A deal certainly isn't imminent at this point, though both sides continue to discuss a possible contract.
Noel and the Thunder agreed to a contract Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Noel didn't offer up much scoring production for Oklahoma City last season (4.9 points per game), though he was a key cog on the defensive end of the court, averaging 1.2 blocks over 77 contests. He'll slot in as the top backup at center to Steven Adams but likely won't be in store for an appreciable uptick in playing time.
Noel declined his $1.9 million player option for the 2019-20 season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
While Noel averaged only 13.7 minutes off the bench for the Thunder last season, he once again ranked among the top big men in the league in per-minute blocks and steals. There's a chance he could return to the Thunder on a new contract, but Noel is expected to have a number of suitors in free agency, so he'll likely be able to do better than the $1.9 million his option would have paid him.
Noel finished with six points (2-2 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, four steals, and two blocks in 16 minutes during Friday's 123-110 win over the Pistons.
Noel filled up the stat sheet despite earning limited minutes. Not only did he snap an 11-game streak in which he swiped zero steals, Noel matched his season high in that category. Still, despite his defensive abilities, Noel typically doesn't earn enough minutes to warrant consideration outside of deeper formats.
Noel had nine points, one rebound, one assist, and one block in 11 minutes during Wednesday's 123-114 loss to Toronto.
Noel returned after missing the Thunder's last game with a quad bruise but played just 11 minutes in the overtime loss. His playing time has waned over the past few games and outside of his serviceable block numbers, he is not worth a look in standard formats.
Noel (quad) is available to play in Wednesday's game agaisnt the Raptors, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
As expected, Noel, who was dealing with a bruise on his left quad, will be able to play Wednesday. Through 66 games, Noel's averaging 5.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 14.2 minutes per contest.
Noel (quad) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's tilt with the Raptors, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
Coach Billy Donovan is "pretty optimistic" that Noel will be able to play after missing Monday's game against Miami due to a bruise on his left quadriceps. Noel will go through pregame before ultimately making the final call on his availability.
Noel (quad) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Raptors, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.
Noel was a late scratch for Monday's contest, but it appears he's close to a return. He may opt to test things out pregame before making a final decision on his availability.
Noel has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Heat with a left quad contusion, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.
It's unclear when Noel suffered the injury, however with it just being labeled a contusion, it doesn't seem to be a serious injury. He should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto. In his absence, Markieff Morris and Patrick Patterson could see a larger role.
Noel ended with six points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in 16 minutes during Friday's 118-110 loss to the Clippers.
Noel was dynamic off the bench Friday, providing solid effort on both ends of the floor. He has the best +/- of any of the Thunder players and may have seen more court time had he not been in foul trouble himself. Noel typically sees too few minutes to have any real value outside of being a blocks streamer.
Noel had two points (0-1 FG, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one steal, and one block in nine minutes during Saturday's 116-102 loss to the Spurs.
Noel was a non-factor in this one while Steven Adams logged a double-double in just 25 minutes of action. The Thunder opted to go small for extended stretches of this game, leaving Noel on the bench for the vast majority of the contest. He'll almost certainly see an uptick in minutes during Sunday's tilt versus the Grizzlies, but Noel is not an appealing option outside of deeper formats.
Noel totaled 22 points (10-16 FG, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 22 minutes during Thursday's 131-122 loss to New Orleans.
Noel scored a season-high 22 points Thursday, taking advantage of the absence of Jerami Grant (ankle). Noel came off the bench behind Patrick Patterson, however, was certainly the primary beneficiary. He even spent time on the floor next to Steven Adams which is certainly an interesting development. The Thunder signed Markieff Morris earlier in the day and his arrival could have an impact on what value Noel had been holing down.
Noel recorded four points (2-4 FG), six rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 20 minutes during Thursday's 117-95 win over the Grizzlies.
Noel earned one more minute than starting center Steven Adams, who got into foul trouble early and wasn't needed down the stretch given the blowout nature of the contest. This is the fifth time this season that Noel has snagged at least three steals, and he also handed out a season high assist total in this one. Nevertheless, Noel isn't earning enough minutes to warrant ownership outside of deep leagues.
Noel racked up 12 points (6-10 FG), seven rebounds, five blocks, one assist and one steal across 34 minutes in the Thunder's win over the Magic on Tuesday.
Noel got the nod at center tonight, replacing an injured Steven Adams (ankle). He flirted with a double-double, and his five blocked shots were a season-high. Noel has two starts to his name this season and he's been productive, averaging 16.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 2.5 steals and 1.5 assists. Those numbers make him a great value play in daily formats when he starts, but he carries little value in most other formats barring an Adams injury.
Noel will start Tuesday's game against the Magic, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.
Steven Adams is out with a sprained ankle, so coach Billy Donovan is giving Noel the nod at center. In one previous start this season, Noel recorded 20 points, 15 rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block.
Noel had four points (2-3 FG), two rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 12 minuted during Thursday's 138-128 overtime loss to the Lakers.
Noel returned to the lineup following a three-game absence due to a concussion. He played sparingly, but it was good to see him back in action after he suffered a scary fall back on Jan. 8 versus the Timberwolves. Noel's status as a backup big man behind Steven Adams limits his value to deeper leagues.
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