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D’Angelo Russell would love to get drafted by the 76ers. The Ohio State combo guard sees it as an opportunity to play with friend Nerlens Noel, and to make an immediate impact on a franchise. Russell, who applied for June’s NBA draft following his freshman season, will meet with the Sixers on Thursday at the NBA Combine. Philadelphia Inquirer

May 12, 2015 Updates

Among the candidates to replace Erving are former Sixers star Allen Iverson (O’Neil didn’t respond to a question about Iverson being a possibility) and young big men Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid. The Intelligencer

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MR: Would you say that your biggest goal for the offseason is to put on weight? Nerlens Noel: “Yeah, I definitely would say that’s my biggest goal along with continuing to work on my skillset. But I think working on my body will be an around-the-clock thing that I’ll have to be fully conscious of, and I have been.” MR: So what does a day look like for you in terms of what you’re eating? NN: “Just eating four times a day, minimum. Eating heavy calories, a lot of shakes, and just continuing to stay with the weight lifting. They compliment each other in helping size come on a lot faster.” NBA.com

MR: I know the Philippines is pretty NBA crazy. What was their reaction to seeing you, the campers? Nerlens Noel: “They were definitely showing some shock. They were definitely surprised, and you do see how much they pay attention to NBA basketball and keep up with it, so that was great to see." NBA.com

MR: Do you remember a time when you were a kid or maybe when you were at college when a player reached out to you in a way that meant something? NN: “Probably the first time I met Kevin Garnett. I met him when I was in high school. My AAU team used to practice at the Celtics’ facility, so I was able to meet KG on my way out of practice. He just told me, ‘Good luck with everything,’ and he gave me a couple words of advice. And that was probably one of the times where I felt influenced by someone that really did it, and it really motivates you and helps you.” NBA.com

April 23, 2015 Updates

Nerlens Noel received one third-place vote, becoming the first rookie to receive a Defensive Player of the Year vote since Iman Sumpert in 2012. Four other players received a lone third-place vote this year – Chris Paul, DeMarre Carroll, Hassan Whiteside, and Patrick Beverley. NBA.com

April 15, 2015 Updates
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Nerlens Noel doesn't plan to shut things down before Wednesday's season finale against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers rookie power forward/center suffered a game-ending right-ankle sprain in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's home loss to the Washington Wizards. He sat out Saturday night against the Chicago Bulls. "I think I will be good to play right before the season ends if I do feel good enough," he said Saturday. "We are just going to take it day by day." Philadelphia Inquirer

April 8, 2015 Updates

“I see a bright future,” said Noel, who should finish in the top three in the Rookie of the Year voting. “I think Joel is very dynamic. “You do really start to see the pieces come together. It’s still early. Me and Joel have to continue to get more reps.” The Intelligencer

April 2, 2015 Updates

Nerlens Noel said that when he called Ish Smith the first "true point guard I ever played with," it was not a knock on Michael Carter-Williams. "Nah, I'd never do that," the 76ers rookie said Wednesday about his former point guard. "He's a playmaker. There are times when you need a scoring point guard that's going to get in the lane, create and make scoring opportunities. Philadelphia Inquirer

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