HoopsHype Nerlens Noel rumors

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

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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

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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

March 14, 2014 Updates

Let Noel talk to the media. Per a policy agreed upon by the NBA and professional basketball writers, Noel is not obligated to talk until he is practicing full time with the team. The Sixers have held true to that for the whole season. But with interest in this organization sinking to alarming levels, why not have the 19-year-old talk about how excited he is to put on the uniform and predict what he can do in the league? Really, what is the harm? Without Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes, there aren't any players in the locker room comfortable talking to the media, so no one who can really relate to the fans. Let Noel talk. Philadelphia Inquirer

March 12, 2014 Updates

Rookie center Nerlens Noel continues to impress observers in the closed-door sessions during 76ers practices. Though a source with knowledge of the situation doesn't expect Noel to play this season as he recovers from last year's knee surgery, all who see him are encouraged about what he will bring to the future. Philadelphia Inquirer

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