Report: 76ers trade Nerlens Noel to Mavericks

Philadelphia 76ers forward/center Nerlens Noel handles the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded power forward Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks, reports The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 76ers will get a first-round draft pick back, according to the report. That pick is protected 1-to-18 in this season's draft.

Center Andrew Bogut and guard Justin Anderson are also headed to Philadelphia in the deal. ESPN.com's Chris Haynes reports that Bogut and the 76ers are expected to engage in talks about a buyout.

Noel has been the subject of trade rumors all season, as the 76ers are attempting to ease their log jam at the position, with Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid already occupying time in the post.

Noel, 22, was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans before being dealt to the 76ers.

This season, Noel is averaging 8.9 points and five rebounds in 29 games for Philadelphia.

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