Nerlens Noel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nerlens Noel expected to miss 3-5 weeks after knee surgery "76ers reserve center Nerlens Noel is scheduled to have surgery Monday at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York to address an inflamed plica above his left knee, according to sources. Dr. Riley Williams and Dr. Steve O’Brien will scope the area during a 10-minute procedure. Noel, who’s..." October 22

  • Sixers' Nerlens Noel to have surgery "On the night that reserve center Jahlil Okafor made his season debut, the 76ers announced that another reserve center — Nerlens Noel — will have surgery. In the Sixers’ preseason finale Friday night, Okafor scored four points in a 113-110 victory over the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena...." October 22

  • Sixers, Nerlens Noel Not Discussing Extension

    Hoops Rumors "Among the players eligible for rookie-scale extension until October 31, Nerlens Noel is one of the more interesting candidates. The 22-year-old is a promising rebounder and defender whose offensive game still needs some work, and he also plays for a team whose frontcourt is loaded with young..." October 18

  • Jahlil Okafor Likely To Play Opening Night, Nerlens Noel May Not

    Bleacher Report "On Saturday, head coach Brett Brown told the media he does not believe Noel will be ready for the 76ers' season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 26, per Tom Moore of Calkins Media. Noel informed the team about the injury Oct. 6 and has not appeared in a preseason game since,..." October 15

  • Nerlens Noel: Sixers situation 'doesn't make any sense' "Nerlens Noel feels disrespected. The 76ers center wants clarity about his future. He loves Philadelphia and his Sixers teammates. But after three years of watching his team tank, after years of wondering how he fits in, Noel said Sunday he needs for his current situation to change. "I think..." September 26

  • Bryan Colangelo denies reports he’s aggressively shopped Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor

    Pro Basketball Talk "We have been having this discussion all summer. The Philadelphia 76ers have a loaded and young front court with Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid, and don’t forget Elton Brand is around. The Sixers have other needs. So, the team has tested the trade market for both..." September 22

  • Sixers coach Brett Brown isn't worried about what Nerlens Noel can't do

    CBS Sports "Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown compared big man Nerlens Noel to Dikembe Mutombo and Bismack Biyombo, via the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey. Yes, there is a world of difference between the Hall of Famer and the Orlando Magic backup center, but both Mutombo and Biyombo knew their teams..." September 19

  • Examining Sixers' dilemma: Trade Noel or Okafor? Looking at possible deals

    CBS Sports "It's not much of a secret that either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor -- or maybe even both -- will probably be traded away from the Philadelphia 76ers at some point. These rumors are nothing new. They ramped up on draft night and are going strong again. The logic is that the two simply don't fit..." September 13

  • Sixers Still Looking to Trade Okafor or Noel

    CSN New England "According to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have had periodic trade talks this summer involving Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor and plan eventually to move one of them. There have been rumors since the NBA Draft surrounding the Celtics and Sixers making a deal for Noel or Okafor. With..." September 08

  • Report: Sixers still want to trade either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fact that Philadephia would like to trade either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor is about as big a secret as Donald Trump’s favorite thing to talk about is Donald Trump. Heck, the Sixers GM all but admitted it. Today the Sixers added veteran Elton Brand to a crowded, but young, frontcourt...." September 08

  • Nerlens Noel is "Very Open" to Trade, Celtics are Interested

    CSN New England "NBA players tell you all the time about how the league is a business and that you can never get too comfortable. Based on Nerlens Noel’s social media posts recently, it appears he’s taking such sentiments to heart. And if he is indeed on the move, he’s more than open to the idea of playing..." August 11

  • Bryan Colangelo: One of Philly's many bigs 'has to go at some point'

    Yahoo! Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are set to enter 2016-17 with center Nerlens Noel, forward/center Jahlil Okafor, (hopefully) center Joel Embiid, and top overall pick Ben Simmons – an all-around player whose best position might be point power forward. That’s … a luxury? Perhaps not. It’s why Okafor has..." July 13

  • Study: Nerlens Noel Will Be Worth $110 Million More Than Jahlil Okafor Over Next Five Years

    Liberty Ballers "We interrupt a few weeks of neutral Sixers news to inject some debate back into the conversation. As the numbers people see it, Nerlens Noel is going to be more valuable than Jahlil Okafor over the next five seasons, and it's not going to be particularly close. The data-mavens at Five Thirty..." July 07

  • Report: Raptors contacted Sixers about Nerlens Noel deal

    The Score "Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors have a backup plan should Bismack Biyombo walk this offseason. The Raptors have approached the Philadelphia 76ers regarding a deal involving big man Nerlens Noel, ESPN's Zach Lowe reports, citing league sources. Toronto is willing to send out a rotation..." June 30

  • Report: Celtics targeting Nerlens Noel in trade with 76ers

    Sportsnaut "With trade talks between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers intensifying, we now have a sense of who Boston is targeting. According to Brian Geltzeiler, the Celtics are in pursuit of Nerlens Noel. Philadelphia had previously let it be known that they wanted to deal Jahlil Okafor, not..." June 21

  • 76ers are reportedly shopping Noel, Okafor but prefer to keep one of the two big men "Jahlil Okafor of the 76ers told a Duke University podcast Friday that he hoped to be cleared for basketball activity over the weekend. The 6-foot-11, 275-pounder out of Duke had surgery on March 22 to repair the meniscus in his right knee. The injury cost the NBA all-rookie selection the final..." June 13

  • Report: Sixers Prefer to Trade Jahlil Okafor Over Nerlens Noel

    Liberty Ballers "News regarding Sixers big man Jahlil Okafor has been trending upward the last week or so. The honor of being named to the USA Basketball Select Team was a nice reward for the young center, and an indication that his health is in good standing following knee surgery. Buried within a report about..." June 13

  • Jahlil Okafor Has a Higher Upside Than Nerlens Noel

    The Sixer Sense "It’s something that’s made my ears bleed since December. Hearing that the Philadelphia 76ers should trade Jahlil Okafor instead of Nerlens Noel. Many who were behind the idea of trading Okafor haven’t even considered the reasoning behind trading Noel. With the NBA trade deadline approaching..." June 08

  • If the Sixers trade Nerlens Noel for Jeff Teague, The Process is dead

    SB Nation "The Sixers have discussed a deal centering on Jeff Teague and Nerlens Noel with the Hawks, the Vertical's Shams Charania reports. Atlanta has been dangling Teague for some time now, and there were rich rumors around him at the February trade deadline. Nothing happened as reports indicated the..." June 04

  • Could Noel and possibly Stauskas, Covington be Hawks-bound? "A source has confirmed that the Sixers have had multi-player trade talks with the Atlanta Hawks. Yahoo Sports reported that the teams are discussing a deal centered around packages that include the Sixers center Nerlens Noel and Hawks point guard Jeff Teague. Noel will enter the final year of his..." June 03

  • Report: Hawks and Sixers Discussing Jeff Teague/Nerlens Noel Swap

    A Sea of Blue "It's already been reported that the Philadelphia 76ers are looking to move Nerlens Noel and/or Jahlil Okafor this offseason, and it looks like the former may be the one on the move. According to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania, Noel may be shipped to the Atlanta Hawk in a deal that would mainly..." June 02

  • Sixers likely to trade Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "There's a new sheriff in town running the Sixers and unlike in years past under general manager Sam Hinkie, trade rumors have been running rampant since Bryan Colangelo replaced the architect of 'The Process.' After winning the NBA Draft lottery last week, the Sixers biggest decision over the..." May 27

  • Report: Sixers Covet Another High Pick, Strongly Support Nerlens Noel

    Liberty Ballers "Thanks to Ben Simmons' status as the draft's highest-rated prospect, speculation has engulfed the Sixers. Their already crowded frontcourt would be bursting at the seams if it added the Aussie point-forward, so everyone is looking for indications as to what their next move would be. In this..." May 24

  • Nerlens Noel -- I Didn't Trash That House ... Denies Death Threat

    TMZ "Nerlens Noel says he's NOT the renter from hell -- claiming allegations he absolutely destroyed the Philly home he was renting last year are pure B.S. ... adding that he never threatened to kill the owners. TMZ Sports broke the story ... the 76ers star was sued for more than $40,000 by the..." May 10