Nerlens Noel RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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