The Mavericks have a plan, and by all appearances Nerlens Noel remains part of it.
But it’s hard to get a grasp on that when negotiations with the young center for a new contract are essentially at a standstill.
The two sides remain far apart on a new deal and the representative for the fourth-year veteran said Tuesday that the situation could drag on deep into the summer.
Noel, 23, is a restricted free agent, meaning the Mavericks can match any offer he might get from another team.
However, agent Happy Walters said that the Mavericks have yet to come up with a realistic contract offer.