Nerlens Noel Lawsuit Says Agent Rich Paul Didn't Tell Him About Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Sixers


New details are emerging in the massive lawsuit launched by Nerlens Noel against super-agent Rich Paul. Noel says Paul neglected to tell him about free agent interest from several teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers. 

At the advice of his then-agent Paul, Nerlens Noel turned down a 4-year, $70 million dollar offer in 2017 from the Dallas Mavericks. He has never come close to recouping that money in the four years' since. In fact, the lawsuit contends that Paul and his Klutch Sports agency cost Noel $58 million dollars. 

Last month, we reported that Noel launched the lawsuit claiming that Rich Paul and Klutch Sports only focus on their marquee clients (eg. LeBron James), at the significant expense of other players. 

The lawsuit says the Lakers, Rockets and Sixers made calls to Klutch Sports with interest in signing Noel, but, according to Ian Begley of SportsNet New York, "Noel, allegedly, was unaware of the interest because Paul didn’t return calls from those teams.”

Noel just recently (through his new agent) signed a 3-year, $27.7 million dollar deal to stay with the New York Knicks, after earning about $15 million in the four previous seasons since turning down the $70 million Mavs offer. 

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