Nerlens Noel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Why this offseason is biggest of Nerlens Noel's career; 'there's a lot to be excited for'

    Sports Day "Nerlens Noel wore a Boston Red Sox cap, but everything he said Thursday while addressing reporters for the last time this season strongly indicated that his NBA heart is in Dallas. That is important because Noel, who turned 23 on Monday, is eligible to become a restricted free agent this..." April 15

  • Nerlens Noel expects 'weird feeling' when he faces Sixers "Nerlens Noel's tenure with the 76ers was defined by emotion and energy. There was disappointment when he did not play in his rookie season. There also were celebrations after stellar games, frustration with tanking and the logjam at center, and joy when the team went 10-5 in January. Noel..." March 16

  • Mavs president: 'Nerlens is really a Tyson Chandler starter kit'

    Sports Day "When talking about his latest acquisition, fourth-year center Nerlens Noel, Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson made one repeated comparison: Tyson Chandler. Yup, the same man whose defense played as integral of a role in Dallas' 2011 finals run as Dirk Nowitzki's offense. Nelson sees Noel,..." February 24

  • Sixers To Trade Nerlens Noel To Mavericks

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers are in agreement with the Mavericks on a deal that will send Nerlens Noel to Dallas, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Philadelphia will receive Justin Anderson and a first-round pick from the Mavs. ESPN’s Marc Stein adds (via Twitter)..." February 23

  • Report: With Jahlil Okafor trade talk stalled, Sixers could reconsider Nerlens Noel offers

    Pro Basketball Talk "The trade market for centers heading into the trade deadline isn’t good — there’s a glut of them on the market. If a team wanted a guy to play the five, they could acquire Brook Lopez, Tyson Chandler, Greg Monroe, and some others who are available. Also, the low price the Pelicans paid for..." February 22

  • Noel 'definitely satisfied' with role on Sixers "Nerlens Noel is showing that he can become an exceptional long-term backup option to Joel Embiid. The 76ers don't miss a beat when Noel subs in for Embiid at the center spot. Like Embiid, the 6-foot-11, 232-pound Noel is a feared rim protector. Although he doesn't possess Embiid's offensive..." January 13

  • Lakers interested in Millsap, Noel, but refusing to trade young players

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers "had talks" about Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap and "expressed interest" in Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel, but they have no plans to trade anyone from their young core, per Sean Deveney of the Sporting News. They're also not in a position to trade a future..." January 12

  • Brett Brown: 'We want to see Nerlens and Joel a little bit'

    CSN Philly "Just as the experimental phase of one bigs pairing seems to be closing, another could be beginning. The Sixers took a look at the combination of Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor for six straight games. They went 1-5 with the two centers in the starting lineup together and there were evident..." January 03

  • Nerlens Noel has no more complaints as he awaits more playing time "Nerlens Noel is no longer making a fuss about his time on the court - or on the bench - in the 76ers' overcrowded center situation. "I think it will make me stronger mentally," said Noel, who is averaging a career-low 7.8 minutes per game this season. "These last four years have been nothing..." December 28

  • Los Angeles Lakers: Trading For Nerlens Noel Would Be Bad Idea

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Lakers fans are clamoring for a trade as the 2016-17 campaign rolls along, but a Nerlens Noel trade wouldn’t be the answer to this team’s problems. Since the 2016-17 season tipped off, there’s been a lot of talk about the Los Angeles Lakers making a blockbuster trade. While a few..." December 23

  • Blazers, Raptors Eyeing Nerlens Noel?

    Fox Sports "NBA Trade Rumors: With the Sixers making it pretty clear that Nerlens Noel is on the trade block, the Blazers and Raptors eye a potential deal There are rarely sure things in the NBA. However, Nerlens Noel getting traded before the NBA Trade Deadline likely is one of them. He’s fallen out of..." December 20

  • Sixers say Nerlens Noel is squeezed out of the rotation for the foreseeable future

    CBS Sports "Your latest update on the Philadelphia 76ers' silly center logjam: A day after saying that it would be "an extreme challenge" if the front office kept centers Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel around rather than trading one or two of them, coach Brett Brown told reporters that Noel is..." December 19

  • Brett Brown feels 'worse' for Richaun Holmes than Nerlens Noel

    CSN Philly "Nerlens Noel has been the focal point of the Sixers’ center debate all season. He has been outspoken about the current logjam, and on Sunday, Brett Brown announced Noel will not be part of the Sixers’ regular rotation as he'll continue to start start Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor. Noel is not..." December 19

  • Brett Brown knows managing Nerlens Noel, Sixers' center logjam is a tall order "It was an obvious question - one that a lot of folks in the 76ers organization and the team's fans wanted the answer to. Is Brett Brown confident that things will work out if his three healthy centers - Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, and Jahlil Okafor - all remained on the roster for the..." December 18

  • Brett Brown, Nerlens Noel meet after Noel's frustrated comments on Friday

    CSN Philly "Coaching a team of injured players was one obstacle for Brett Brown. Now that Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor are healthy, managing their roles is another hurdle. Brown isn’t ruling out any possibilities of how the Sixers can maneuver the rest of the season with an unbalanced..." December 18

  • Teams have gotten negative info about Nerlens Noel

    Larry Brown Sports "Nerlens Noel made his season debut on Sunday in a win over the Detroit Pistons, and his name is still one that is being mentioned quite often in trade rumors. Given how crowded the Philadelphia 76ers’ front court is, it remains a strong possibility that Noel will be moved. But do the Sixers..." December 14

  • 76ers' Noel available to make season debut Sunday

    Number Fire "Philadelphia 76ers forward/center Nerlens Noel (knee) will be available to make his regular-season debut Sunday against the Detroit Pistons. What It Means: Noel had surgery on October 24th, so his return comes just about seven weeks after he went under the knife to repair some inflammation in..." December 10

  • Nerlens Noel on rejoining Sixers: 'I don't think the roster's changed'

    CSN Philly "After Nerlens Noel participated in Sixers practice for the first time since undergoing elective arthroscopic knee surgery in October, there was a glaring question for the big man. Noel had expressed at the start of training camp he didn’t believe the Sixers’ frontcourt trio of Joel Embiid,..." December 02

  • Nerlens Noel returns to 76ers "Nerlens Noel returned to the 76ers' squad Thursday after a brief rehab stint with the Delaware 87ers. Noel is likely to return to Delaware on Friday for another rehab session with the Sixers' NBA D-League team. He has been off the court since Oct. 6 due to inflamed tissue above his left knee." December 01

  • Nerlens Noel Linked to Portland Trail Blazers

    Blazer's Edge "Following an ESPN report that Nerlens Noel (knee) wants out of Philadelphia, the 76ers big man has been assigned to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League as part of his recovery from plica surgery. Sam Amico of Amico Hoops has rumored that the Portland Trail Blazers have recently held trade..." November 30

  • Sixers to send Nerlens Noel to D-League for rehab assignment

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is how to use the D-League. Nerlens Noel has missed the start of the season in Philadelphia rehabbing his left knee, and now that he is close to returning he is going to get his first run with the Sixers’ D-League affiliate in Delaware before coming up to the big club, according to a..." November 30

  • Nerlens Noel Has All But Demanded A Trade From The Sixers

    Uproxx "During the Sam Hinkie era, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired a whole lot of big men, and that logjam in the front court has quickly worn thin for one player in particular. Nerlens Noel hasn’t exactly been shy about voicing his displeasure with the current roster construction, calling the situation..." November 30

  • Sixers More Likely To Trade Noel Than Okafor

    Hoops Rumors "Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel have been the subjects of trade rumors for most of the year, and there’s still a good chance that one of the two players will be moved in advance of this season’s trade deadline. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, however, the Sixers “don’t have much..." November 23

  • Nerlens Noel says he'll return soon; Brett Brown is cautious "Nerlens Noel is in the early stages of getting back into his groove after minor knee surgery. However, the 76ers center doesn't anticipate being sidelined for too long. "As of right now, I'm still feeling it out myself, probably around a couple of weeks," Noel said Monday. "I think I'm in a..." November 22

  • Noel flying to Philly today, working out with Sixers Saturday "Nerlens Noel is scheduled board a plane to Philadelphia on Friday and is expected to work out under the 76ers supervision on Saturday. The Sixers reserve center had surgery to repair inflamed tissue above his left knee on Oct. 24. He is rehabilitating under the supervision of Kevin Wilk, the..." November 18

  • Nerlens Noel Expected to Rejoin Sixers This Week To Continue Rehab "Sixers center Nerlens Noel, who underwent surgery to repair an inflamed plica in his left knee on October 25th, is expected to return to Philadelphia later this week to continue his rehabilitation, a source with knowledge of the situation informed Philadelphia magazine. Noel has been undergoing..." November 17

  • Raptors Among Teams Interested In Nerlens Noel

    Def Pen "The Toronto Raptors are interested in acquiring young Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein: The Raptors are among the teams that have expressed interest in Philadelphia’s very available Nerlens Noel, but sources say Toronto’s initial preference in the wake of..." November 04