Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent Luis Scola is finalizing a one-year, nearly $3M deal with the Toronto Raptors, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
September 26, 2016 | 6:26 am EDT Update
The 76ers center wants clarity about his future. He loves Philadelphia and his Sixers teammates. But after three years of watching his team tank, after years of wondering how he fits in, Noel said Sunday he needs for his current situation to change. “I think it’s just silly . . . this situation that we are in now with three starting centers,” Noel said on the eve of the Sixers’ media day. “With the departure of [former general manager and president] Sam Hinkie, I would have figured that management would be able to get something done this summer.”
Noel said that he’s not asking to be traded or demanding that the Sixers trade someone else. He just wants them to hurry up and do the inevitable. “I feel like it definitely needs to be figured out,” he said. “I think at the end of the day, again, you have three starting-caliber centers. And it’s just not going to work to anybody’s advantage having that on the same team. That’s how I’m looking at it. I’m not opposed to anything, but things need to be situated.”
Colangelo later denied that the team has been shopping the big men. He said that teams reached out to the Sixers about them. “I know I was shopped,” Noel said. However, a source said that the Sixers turned down several offers for Noel.
Norman Powell: Before I talk about my rookie season, here are three things you need to know: 1. Don’t be late. If practice is at 10 a.m., be there at 8:30 a.m. 2. Stay clear of any off-the-court issues that will cause trouble, do the right thing 100 per cent of the time. 3. Be an energy giver, not a taker.
Norman Powell: My advice on this team is to know that you’re in the best organization in the NBA. You couldn’t have come to a better place to start off your NBA careers, so enjoy it. Know that this team cares about not only the player you are on, but who you are off, the court. There isn’t anything that you will need that they don’t have, and if they don’t have it they will do everything in their power to get it.
It was Davis’ first full-scaled work with his teammates since he underwent a surgical procedure in March to fix a stress reaction problem in his left knee cap. Davis also suffered a torn labrum last season, but he did not require surgery on his left shoulder. ”I feel great and I’m just happy to be out there,” Davis said. ”I love the game so much that it started to be frustrating when I couldn’t play or they pull you out. The main goal is to be ready for October 26 (opener against Denver). ”Right now, I think I’m heading in the right direction toward getting there. Today everything felt great. I feel like I’m more explosive than what I was and more powerful.”