Former top 10 pick turns down $70 million deal to take a whole lot less money Mike Stobe/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Nerlens Noel of Kentucky looks on as he sits in the draft green room during the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 27, 2013 in in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Restricted free agent forward/center Nerlens Noel signed a one-year qualifying offer of $4.1 million to return to the Dallas Mavericks for the 2017-18 season, according to multiple reports Saturday. The Dallas Morning News and Yahoo Sports confirmed an earlier report by ESPN. The offer sheet was signed in Los Angeles earlier this week, according to ESPN.…

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