Noel: 'KG was 1 of my favorite players growing up. I want to continue to emulate his game & style of play. I think I'll be able to do it.'
With a steal% of 2.7%, Nerlens Noel is 2nd in the league among players 6'10" or taller (first is Anthony Davis at 2.8%). Only 8 have > 2%
Really want to see Nerlens Noel and K.J. McDaniels join the quintuple-5 list some day.
that’s a career-high 17 for Nerlens Noel.
Good, hard follow by Noel there. He should get two of them a game.
After saying all those nice things about Nerlens, he just airballed a 3’ layup. He shot it 5’.
Noel’s passing is seriously a pleasant surprise. As is Robert Covington’s ability to finish around hoop. The two things converged there.
Nerlens Noel has looked lost offensively the last few games, but made a baseline j, a nice runner, and 2 nice passes so far only 6 mins in.
Almost a takedown for Nerlens on Olynyk. Looked like Nerlens wanted to get him in the Figure 4.
Passing is the most surprising (positive) part of Nerlens game ; Hands are the most surprising part (negative) of Nerlens game.
Odds of Robert Covington missing 2 three’s in one possession seem low. Nice o-board and kick-out from Nerlens Noel to find Covington for 3.
The Sixers started the year with two healthy building blocks: MCW and Noel. Covington, KJMD and Wroten have joined that. That's a positive.
the Sixers need help getting anyone to guard on the perimeter, so Nerlens is doing it.
they just gave MCW a rebound on a blocked shot by Nerlens. Friendly roll by the scorers
Nerlens Noel with the dunk. It's his first made field goal in the last two games.
Nerlens Noel tried to jump the passing lane for a steal, missed, and then commits a soft foul on Marc Gasol. Oof.
Nerlens Noel fouls Mike Conley with 3.6 seconds left in the half, and with 0.2 left on the shot clock. Not a good foul to commit.
Really, really, really bad foul by Nerlens there with the shot clock running out. Nerls looking a bit lost on both ends tonight.
Nerlens Noel vs. Marc Gasol at center. Far more disconcerting for the Sixers? The matchup at power forward: Mbah a Moute vs. Zach Randolph