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Nerlens Noel
Nerlens Noel
Position: F
Born: 04/10/94
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:207 lbs. / 94.3 kg.
Salary: $3,457,800
“It was explained to me that Jason hit him in the stomach, they called the offensive foul, and then Nerlens retaliated with an elbow to his head,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “I’ll look at the tape and make a comment after that. If that is true, then the right decision was made.” Said Noel: “I got hit in my ribs. I tried to be as smart a player as I could. I reacted, but I pulled away, being the smart player and my team needed me in. I pulled away from my reaction that I did instinctually. I just walked away from it, and even got hit a second time.”
Late in the third quarter of the Sixers’ 105-97 loss to Orlando, the Magic’s Jason Smith threw a forearm to the chest of Nerlens Noel as those two were starting to try to establish position for a play. It was a foul, Smith would be given a technical for the play. But Nerlens Noel responded with a blow to the back of Smith’s head, and that got him ejected. It looked like Noel was trying to go for a headlock, it wasn’t much of a punch, but a shot to the head will get you ejected every time. There likely will be a fine from the league to follow.