Early read on preseason Ladder: 1. Noel, 2. McDermott, 3. Parker, 4. Payton, 5. Ennis, 6. Adams, 7. Randle, 8. Harris, 9. Exum, 10. McRae.
Final Rookie Ladder of summer league: 1 Noel, 2 Stokes, 3 Warren, 4 McDermott, 5 Ennis, 6 Adams, 7 McRae, 8 Payton, 9 Parker, 10 Russ Smith.
Couldn't get Noel to bite on whether he's a better defender than fellow UK star Anthony Davis (I would say yes, in college).
Carter-Williams, Noel and Young likely are all better than any Lakers other than Healthy Kobe. Jordan Hill may be the exception.
No all, Nerlens is out
Nerlens Noel is a freak in the SL. Hope he stays healthy.
Nerlens said he had to leave the game with a little cramp. The ankle wrap was just taking advantage of the opportunity in training room.
Bulls fans screaming at Nerlens he's overrated just seconds after Scottie Wilbekin hit nothing but the opposite side of the backboard on a 3
Nerlens Noel returns to game for Sixers.
Surprised, but Noel back in the game. Figured the 76ers would stay on the path of extreme caution.
Noel is back. Team said ankle got re-taped, but he was right in front of us holding his hamstring. Who knows, but he's back.
Nerlens to the scorer's table. He's set to check back in.
Nerlens Noel leaves with 7:20 left in the 3rd Q, probably for the night. Heads right to the locker room. Seems to be the right hamstring.
Noel went straight to locker room, hard to say what it was. Didn't look too serious, but maybe pulled muscle.
They took Noel to locker room
Nerlens Noel got tangled up with Cameron Bairstow and went down under basket. Stayed down for a bit, walked back to bench under own power.
Looks like Nerlens' right hamstring is bothering him. Probably cramping. He's been stretching after walking off the floor.
Noel down right in front of us. Right hamstring problem. I'd say done for night
I'm really digging these Nerlens-to-KJ back-door dimes.
Seven points and 3 boards for Noel at half. Starting third
Nerlens has been really fun to watch, but, and I mean this sincerely: Jordan McRae has been the best Sixers draft pick this summer.
When Noel establishes positioning down low, he doesn't plant and go towards the hoop. He plants, but then pivots away from basket.
I don't know if it's a bad habit or conditioning, but Noel has to get to running the floor.
Noel had 7 of the Sixers 15 points in the first. They down 23-15.
Noel ran for about 4 minutes, out now
Coaches reminding Sixers bigs to rim run. They did it well last night. Might be a little tired. Noel should be doing it every time, though
Chicago taking ball inside early. Got a dunk and now a foul on Noel. McDaniels is on McDermott.
McRae, McDaniels, Noel, Frazier and Davies are your Sixers starters
Tim Frazier, Jordan McRae, KJ McDaniels, Brandon Davies and Nerlens Noel your starters vs the Chicago McBucketses.
McRae and Noel both starting
Noel, McRae and McDaniels all available tonight, according to the team.
Noel and McDaniels both in layup line for Sixers.
Nerlens Noel, KJ McDaniels and Jordan McRae are on the court warming up with the Sixers. PLAYOFFS.
Nerlens is warming up. Looks like he's a go.
Waiting to see if Noel warms up....
If we don't have an official decision on Nerlens' status for tonight's game at this point, I think he's playing. KJ and McRae, probably not.