Mavs’ Carlisle Wants a Stronger Noel: ‘Lot of Upside’

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What does make sense to (Mavs coach Rick) Carlisle is making sure (Nerlens) Noel expands his game the way the Mavs believe he can. They think the 220-pounder will add weight to his 6-foot-11 frame, and that could take his game into another stratosphere.

“There’s a lot of upside,” Carlisle said. “I think when you think from the standpoint of his physical makeup, he can get stronger certainly.

“He is stronger than you would think looking at him. He has wiry strength, on weight-lifting tests and things like that, his legs are strong even though he’s a slender guy. I think he can put on a little more weight as time goes on.”

Source: Dwain Price of The Star-Telegram