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What Noel's decision will mean for his free agency next summer

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What does Nerlens Noel's decision to take his one-year qualifying offer mean for him and the Dallas Mavericks?

With no long-term offer apparently on the table from the Mavericks and no offer sheet forthcoming from other teams so late in the summer, Noel decided to pass on restricted free agency and try his chances again next year as an unrestricted free agent.

Let's take a look at the implications of that move for the future of Dallas and Noel.