HoopsHype Nerlens Noel rumors

November 18, 2013 Updates

Injured rookie center Nerlens Noel is Brown’s long-term project. Brown and his staff are re-working the shot of Noel, who is expected to sit out the entire season as he recovers from a torn ACL. Player and coach take turns shooting right-handed set shots some days. Other times, Brown rebounds for Noel. Brown apologized to the media for being five minutes late to his Wednesday pregame availability because he had been on the court with Noel. Bucks County Courier Times

November 16, 2013 Updates

The notion that Nerlens Noel has a lot to work on before he's going to be a scorer in the NBA isn't new. Kentucky coach John Calipari was firing warning shots before the draft in the summer. "It's going to take time," Calipari told Cleveland.com in June. "He's been coached at a high level for six months. He has a lot of potential and he was making great improvement before he got hurt." USA Today Sports

Brown has a willing participant. He said Noel wants to improve his shot and is open to advice. "He's great. It's his future," Brown said. "I really mean that. He's wide-eyed and open. He's a willing learner because he knows. He's looking for advice. He's looking for somebody to help him. That's my job. I'll be really disappointed if in April we don't look back and say we made good ground and we helped his shot." USA Today Sports

November 6, 2013 Updates

Nerlens has been rehabbing like a stud and the Sixers are taking the opportunity to totally rework his shot. "I think we have the perfect environment to do it because we have a whole year," Brown said. "We have taken him back to doing a lot of one-handed shooting. I can sense that he is shooting with two hands behind my back. But when he does that, the off hand comes in and elbows start flying, but when he does just one hand, he gets his elbow under it and it is a good looking shot. The first place you start is the free throw line because now he is going to turn and face. Noel really likes Kevin Garnett, a turn-and-face, jump-shooting big, and he aspires to be one of them even though he is a post player initially. I think the free throw is what carries over to the other parts of the game. And I hope we can get that right," Brown said. Philadelphia Inquirer

November 5, 2013 Updates

Christopher A. Vito: #76ers blog: Nerlens Noel's shot "is a total rebuild," says #Sixers coach Brett Brown (w/ videos of Noel) sixersdish.blogspot.com/2013/11/rookie… Twitter @ChrisVito

November 2, 2013 Updates
October 23, 2013 Updates

Brett Brown tried to clarify his Monday comments where the 76ers rookie head coach said he didn’t expect Nerlens Noel to play this season. At Tuesday’s practice, Brown said the decision whether the rookie will play “is going to made by a variety of a lot smarter people that me. Who knows what’s going to happen with Nerlens? We hope he can come back.” Philadelphia Inquirer

October 22, 2013 Updates
October 21, 2013 Updates

76ers coach Brett Brown has indicated that it might be a longshot for rookie center Nerlens Noel to make it onto the floor this season. Brown made that statement Monday night in Columbus, Ohio, before the Sixers played the host Cleveland Cavaliers in a preseason game on the campus of Ohio State University. “I doubt, everybody doubts (Noel) is going to play this year,” Brown told reporters Monday. Brown went on to say that Noel has shown improvement in his rehab, but added that progress been “slow.” Sixers Dish

Alex Kennedy: Sixers coach Brett Brown indicated that Nerlens Noel may sit out the season. However, Noel's agent says no decision made to @SteveKylerNBA. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

September 26, 2013 Updates

By now, we all know the 76ers are in no rush to get Nerlens Noel on the court. But they do have a plan for the rookie center. The franchise decided that it’s important to keep the 19-year-old involved with team activities while he rehabilitates his left knee. “I look forward to him traveling with the team,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said, “and being a part of the team and being in the team meetings and video sessions and seeing a grumpy coach and a sad player and vice versa.” Philadelphia Inquirer

September 24, 2013 Updates

The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have signed rookies Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Carter-Williams (6-6, 185) was the 11th overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2013 NBA Draft. As a sophomore at Syracuse last season, the 21-year-old averaged 12 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals en route to earning All-Big East Second Team honors. Back in July, Carter-Williams averaged 14 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals for the Sixers in the Orlando Pro Summer League. NBA.com

September 22, 2013 Updates

The Sixers are in no rush to get him on the court. Though Noel is ahead of schedule in his weight-room workouts, Wilk doubts he will be ready to play before December. "Right now, the stuff we are doing is not necessarily on the court," Wilk said. "He's got to get used to the court, cutting on the court. Used to playing defense one-on-one. Things of that nature. "So it's probably going to get pushed a little further back, even though he looks like he's ready." Philadelphia Inquirer

At 11:30 on a late August morning at Champion Sports Medicine, 76ers rookie Nerlens Noel was already two hours into the first of his two workouts. The 6-foot-11 center's blue shirt and white shorts were saturated in sweat. He had a cramp in his left foot and a burning sensation in his hamstrings. And his usually crisp high-top fade needed grooming. Noel was completing a series of lower-body exercises - squats, hamstring curls, and sprints - leading to single-leg bridges with resistance. He extended one leg in the air. The heel of his size 16 foot on the other was positioned on top of a medicine ball with his hips off the floor. Philadelphia Inquirer

Noel sat on a weight bench in Birmingham and said with conviction that Dorcina will not work another day. He's determined to use part of this season's $3,172,320 salary to move her out of the lime green duplex on Liberty Street in Everett. He said he will buy Dorcina a home of her choice in Philadelphia or any other place she decides to live. Philadelphia Inquirer

September 18, 2013 Updates

Since undergoing surgery on March 12, and up until just last week, the 19-year-old Noel slept, ate and rehabbed in Birmingham, Ala., punching work-week-like hours to rebuild his knee under the supervision of renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews and esteemed physical therapist Kevin Wilk. He’s finally seeing evidence of all that hard work. “I feel great. I’m really starting to feel like my old self, being able to have my explosiveness. But I’m definitely being careful with it,” Noel said. ”From Day 1, every time I was in rehab, the last few reps, I would just think how bad I want to get on the court because of how much I want to prove to myself that I can get back and be the player I want to be.” NBA.com

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