HoopsHype Nerlens Noel rumors

July 18, 2014 Updates

Nerlens Noel played for the 76ers last night against the Chicago Bulls in the Las Vegas Summer League, but again pulled up lame in the middle of the game. After twice rolling his left ankle in previous games, Noel appeared to tweak his right hamstring last night during the Sixers’79-68 loss to the Bulls. They are 2-3 in Las Vegas. The team said that he went back to the locker room for an ankle retape, but it sure appeared as if he was grabbing his right hamstring and was getting it massaged by a trainer right in front of reporters. No matter, he did return to the game. Philadelphia Inquirer

July 14, 2014 Updates
July 7, 2014 Updates

Nerlens Noel will play in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. Orlando Pro Summer League contest against the Houston Rockets. The 76ers 6-foot-11 center sat out Sunday’s 84-73 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder for precautionary reasons. The Sixers just don’t want to overwork Noel, who on Saturday played in his first game in 17 months following a knee injury in his lone season at Kentucky. Philadelphia Inquirer

July 6, 2014 Updates

Nerlens Noel has the day off. The 76ers center will not compete in Sunday’s matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Orlando Pro Summer League, the Inquirer has learned. The 6-foot-11, 228-pounder has been working hard since the team started training on Monday. The Sixers want to be smart during this summer-league stretch. Philadelphia Inquirer

Noel had game highs of 19 points and four steals to go with three assists and a blocked shot in an 83-77 setback to the Magic on Saturday at the Orlando Pro Summer League. The 6-foot-11, 228-pounder was deadly from the foul line, making 7 of 7. He also scored on an array of dunks, floaters, and hook bank shots. His only downside was finishing with just two rebounds in 26 minutes, 17 seconds. Philadelphia Inquirer

July 2, 2014 Updates
July 1, 2014 Updates

John Gonzalez: Nerlens Noel is scheduled to play in Orlando and Vegas. But that could always change. #sixerstalk Twitter @gonzoCSN

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May 22, 2014 Updates

Christopher A. Vito: #Sixers GM Sam Hinkie tells WIP Nerlens Noel "is feeling fine." Says "he's excited" and predicts Noel will debut in summer league. Twitter @ChrisVito

April 9, 2014 Updates

Brett Brown readily admits it. The 76ers need to get a star with their top five pick in the June 26 NBA Draft. “I think it's important,” Brown said during a 10-minute interview after Tuesday's practice. “I think it's really important. “Stars want to play with stars. And it's too early to say anything about Michael (Carter-Williams) or what you can project Nerlens (Noel) out to be. Just because somebody's chosen high in the draft doesn't mean they're going to be a star, either.” Bucks County Courier Times

April 8, 2014 Updates

Calling his rookie season "a great learning experience," Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel said Tuesday he still hopes to make his NBA debut in one of the team's final five regular-season games but realizes the team's cautious approach with him has been for the best. "Obviously I do want to play," Noel told reporters in Philadelphia. "I'm a 19-year-old who's been sitting down on the sideline really wanting to get out there and show my abilities and to be able to play ball. "It's been tough, but it's something we had to do." ESPN.com

April 4, 2014 Updates
April 2, 2014 Updates

For the past couple of days, Noel has been on display for the media to see. Monday it was in Atlanta following the team's shootaround. Yesterday it was at the team's practice facility at PCOM. The rust from not having played since a torn ACL in his left knee toward the end of his only season at Kentucky felled him is more obvious than anything. But there are just so many signs that he could be everything that people thought he could be in the NBA before the injury that dropped him from the undisputed top pick to the sixth overall. This very well may whet the appetites of 76ers fans, but that hunger probably won't be satisfied this season. The first time Noel is in uniform could be Summer League play in July. Philadelphia Inquirer

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