Nerlens Noel RUMORS & NEWS

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    Brian Seltzer @BrianSeltzer975

    Sam Hinkie said that Nerlens Noel has had a 'pretty good summer.' Said ability to shot-block, drive left, quick hands all stood out.

  • 76ers Star Nerlens Noel -- YOU ARE THE FATHER ... According to DNA Test

    TMZ.com "The test results are in, and according to a DNA lab ... Nerlens Noel ... YOU ARE THE FATHER OF A BEAUTIFUL 14-MONTH-OLD BABY BOY!!!! We broke the story ... the 20-year-old Philadelphia 76er initially acknowledged he fathered the kid in a legal doc -- but then backtracked and demanded DNA proof..." August 14

  • Is Nerlens Noel the best rookie at Summer League? Very possibly.

    Pro Basketball Talk "The box score says Nerlens Noel had four blocks Monday night against the Cavaliers. That doesn’t do his game justice. His length and leaping ability make him an intimidating force in the paint. The guys on the Sixers bench were counting the number of shots Noel altered and said it got into..." July 15

  • 76ers Nerlens Noel -- Nasty Allegations In Child Support War

    TMZ.com "76ers star Nerlens Noel has declared war on the woman who claims she's the mother of his child ... this, after she accused the NBA star of being a deadbeat dad ... TMZ Sports has learned. It's a nasty fight between Nerlens and a woman named Jamie -- who claims the 20-year-old signed an..." June 18

  • Sixers' Noel eager to play in both summer leagues

    CSN Philly "After sitting out the entire season to rehab, Nerlens Noel is beyond excited to play for the Sixers when summer league action begins. Noel will join other rookies, second-year players and free agents when the Sixers field a team for the Orlando Pro Summer League, which runs from July 5-11. The..." June 04

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    #76ers C Nerlens Noel tells the Globe he'll play in Orlando Summer League. Noel, who missed last season w torn ACL, said he's 100 percent

  • A lot riding for Sixers on Nerlens Noel's new shot

    CSN Philly "It was the same before almost every game. Nerlens Noel would be at the free throw line. Brett Brown would be somewhere in the same vicinity – usually a step or two behind the player. It was part of the process. Noel would stand on his left foot and lift his right leg. He’d hold the ball with..." April 24

  • Sixers' Nerlens Noel says knee is 100 percent, added to vertical

    CBSSports.com "As soon as Nerlens Noel received the news he had torn his ACL in his one-and-done year at Kentucky, we started wondering if he'd be able to play during his first year after being drafted. While the injury may have affected his draft stock a bit, he was still selected by the New Orleans Pelicans..." April 08

  • Noel exciting Sixers coaches with practice efforts

    CSN Philly "The date Nerlens Noel tweeted that was speculated as being his Sixers debut is only three days away. Noel had fans excited when he initially sent that message out on social media, but now it’s the big man’s coaches that are getting riled up about his progression. “The first thing that I have..." April 02

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    Christopher A. Vito @ChrisVito

    #Sixers coach Brett Brown thinks practicing 5-on-5 by the end of the season is a realistic goal for Nerlens Noel.

  • Did Nerlens Noel tweet his Sixers debut date?

    CSN Philly "My immediate reaction was “do tell,” but without a response on Twitter, we have no idea what Noel meant when he tweeted just that date: April 4, 2014. A Sixers spokesman would not specifically address Noel's tweet, but did say "Noel continues to make progress. He has medical criteria he must..." March 10

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    Nerlens Noel @NerlensNoel3

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  • Sixers season now about getting Noel ready

    Courier-Post "Aside from making the playoffs, which would cost a high first-round draft pick and unquestionably rank among the most egregious failures in the history of the franchise, the 76ers’ greatest concern over the second half of the season remains ensuring the health of Nerlens Noel. Little else..." January 23

  • No timeline, but 'limited on-court work' for Nerlens Noel

    CSN Philly "Before Wednesday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats at the Wells Fargo Center, Sixers head coach Brett Brown refuted a report that a timeline has been established for Nerlens Noel to return. The 19-year-old rookie is recovering from an ACL injury and has yet to play this season. During..." January 16

  • Nerlens Noel cleared

    ESPN.com "Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Nerlens Noel has been given the go-ahead by Dr. James Andrews to resume basketball-related activities and could be ready to take the court shortly after the All-Star break, sources told ESPN.com. Noel, who suffered a torn ACL last February while playing for..." January 15

  • Sixers see potential as they wait for Nerlens Noel

    CSN Philly "Michael Carter-Williams has dominated NBA rookie conversations this season, but a different Sixers' rookie had head coach Brett Brown talking with great anticipation during Tuesday's practice session on Tuesday afternoon. “He just has such a quick, explosive first step,” Brown said of Nerlens..." January 15

  • Brown happy with progress of Nerlens Noel's shot

    CSN Philly "After doing his pregame ritual of shooting drills with Brett Brown followed by a game of one-handed horse, Nerlens Noel headed back to the Sixers' locker room at the Pepsi Center. I passed him in the hallway and asked, "How did the horse game work out for you today?" “Is that a real..." January 02

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    Bob Cooney @BobCooney76

    Nerlens Noel said on Sirius radio it's possible he plays this year. Bigger question: how come he talks to them and not Sixers beat reporters

  • 76ers Envision Intriguing Duo In Noel, Hawes

    Real GM Basketball "Spencer Hawes has gotten off to a strong start for the Philadlephia 76ers, and Brett Brown sees the veteran center as an interesting core piece alongside Nerlens Noel in the frontcourt. “Could those two play next to each other?” Brown said. “Yes they could.” Brown likes the idea of Hawes at..." November 22

  • Brown says Noel needs ‘total rebuild' on his shot

    Delaware County Times "Some might view what Nerlens Noel is about to endure as lost time. Brett Brown, however, sees things differently. The 76ers coach said he and his staff are dedicated to improving Noel’s shot — perhaps even rebuilding it entirely — as the rookie center continues to rehab a surgically repaired..." November 06

  • Nerlens Noel could miss entire season

    Sporting News "Nerlens Noel was expected to miss extended time in his rookie season but it now appears as if he could sit out the entire year. Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said that Noel's knee recovery has been slow and hinted toward the possibility of the center sitting out the remainder of the year..." October 22

  • Sixers officially sign Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel

    Hoops Rumors "The 76ers have officially signed rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams according to the team's director of public relations Michael Preston (Twitter link). The Sixers also formally confirmed the signing of Nerlens Noel which we heard about last week. Noel and Carter-Williams had long been..." September 25

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    Chris Mannix @ChrisMannixSI

    Sixers coach Brett Brown told me on The @ChrisMannixShow that there was no timetable for Nerlens Noel's return.

  • Sixers' Noel motivated by 5 teams' draft snub

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel is a 76er with something to prove. The 6-foot-11 center is determined to show the top five teams in June's NBA draft - the Cavaliers Magic Wizards Bobcats and Suns - they made a mistake by not selecting him. "It drives me to be the great player I want to be" said Noel who was..." July 25

  • Hinkie introduces rookie center Nerlens Noel

    Delaware Online "First-year 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie said he’s being methodical in his search for a new head coach unconcerned that a dozen other NBA teams already have filled their coaching vacancies. Some may have other words to describe the protracted processes that have defined the beginning of his..." July 24

  • Nerlens Noel uncertain of when he'll play for 76ers

    USA Today "First-year 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie said he's being methodical in his search for a new head coach, unconcerned that a dozen other NBA teams have already filled their coaching vacancies. Some may have other words to describe the protracted processes that have defined the beginning of his..." July 24

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    Tom Moore @tmoorepburbs

    #Sixers Noel on rehab: 'I just started doing layups. I've been running up and down the floor. It's been a long 5 months. I won't stop.'

  • Pelicans pick Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel, trade him to 76ers for Jrue Holiday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps pulled off perhaps the biggest deal of his three-year tenure. He just couldn't talk about it. Demps drafted Kentucky center Nerlens Noel sixth overall and promptly shipped him and a first-round pick in 2014 to the Philadelphia 76ers for All-Star..." June 28

  • Nerlens Noel vows to 'make them pay'

    USA Today "Nerlens Noel kept waiting and waiting. After five picks in Thursday nights' NBA draft, the 6-11 big man from Kentucky finally heard his name when the New Orleans Pelicans selected him with the sixth pick. Then Noel realized he'd be teaming up with last year's No. 1 pick, Anthony Davis. "I'm..." June 28

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    2013 NBA Draft Day Rumors: Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2013 NBA Draft will take place tonight in Brooklyn, NY, we will have wall-to-wall coverage of all the latest rumors, news, and picks. Major questions still remain. The Cleveland Cavaliers still seem undecided on the #1 pick (at least publicly) between Noel, Len, and Oladipo. Nobody seems to... June 28

  • Noel and Len — Two players, two paths and a collision at No. 1

    Sheridan Hoops "Nerlens Noel grew up fixated on playing in the NBA. “Since I was a little kid, like 8 years old, I’ve wished for this to come true, to play in the NBA and now it’s finally here,” said Noel. “All the hard work has paid off.” Meanwhile, halfway around the globe in Ukraine, Alex Len didn’t know..." June 27

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Cavaliers are choosing between Nerlens Noel and Alex Len at No. 1. If they pick Len, Noel could drop to Suns at No. 5.

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    Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

    More draft intrigue from Cavs! Hearing, somewhat convincingly, that owner Dan Gilbert loves Victor Oladipo. Me too @cavsdan!!!

  • LIVE BLOG
    2013 NBA Draft Rumors Coverage

    PSD Staff With the 2013 NBA Draft taking place on June 27th in Brooklyn, NY, we'll be covering all the latest rumors and news surrounding possible picks and trades. The most important question being: will the Cleveland Cavaliers take Nerlens Noel no. 1 overall or will they make a last minute trade?... June 26

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    NBA Draft prospect Nerlens Noel (knee) says he's optimistic he will be 100 percent ready to play by November. #nbadraft

  • Reports: Cavs down to Noel or Len at No. 1

    ESPN.com "Despite numerous reports to the contrary, multiple sources say the Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to make a decision concerning who they’ll take with the No. 1 pick. The Cavs continue to mull their options at No. 1. They are engaged in trade talks with a number of teams. Sources say the..." June 25

  • NBA Draft: Which 'big' is best?

    ESPN.com "Who’s the best big man in this year’s NBA Draft? The answer may surprise you. Using advanced analytical data, let’s compare the top big man prospects that played college basketball last season: Nerlens Noel, Alex Len, Anthony Bennett, Steven Adams, Cody Zeller, Mason Plumlee, Kelly Olynyk,..." June 25

  • Nerlens Noel Expects to Play by December

    Courier-Post "I caught up with Nerlens Noel this evening to talk about Thursday night’s NBA draft, where he could become Kentucky’s second straight No. 1 overall pick and third in four years, joining John Wall (2010) and Anthony Davis (2012). He addressed those ugly rumors (which I also wrote about here), the..." June 24

  • Nerlens Noel Ready to Learn His Fate

    Hoopsworld.com "In three days, Nerlens Noel will finally find out where he’ll be beginning his NBA career and living for at least the next several years. Most draft prospects have no idea which team is going to select them on draft night, but the former Kentucky star has a pretty good idea of where he’s going to..." June 24

  • Nerlens Noel's UK teammate says center will dominate

    Sporting News "Increasingly, the Cavaliers have shown signs that they’re not so sold on making Nerlens Noel the No. 1 pick, which could leave him on the board for Orlando at No. 2 or Washington at No. 3. Not surprisingly, one guy who still sees Noel as the best of the bunch in this group is his former teammate..." June 21

  • Cavaliers to visit with Nerlens Noel, other possible No. 1 picks

    Akron Beacon Journal "By the time this week concludes, the Cavaliers should have a clear plan regarding the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. All five candidates under consideration will visit Cleveland Clinic Courts this week, including Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel today. Most mock drafts around the country project the Cavs..." June 20

  • Nerlens Noel's type of growth-plate injury is not a cause for concern, doctor says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ryan Goodwin has never met Kentucky center Nerlens Noel. He has never examined Noel's injured left knee. But as a Cleveland Clinic doctor and director of the Center for Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Surgery, Goodwin can say that the fact that Noel injured the growth plate in his left..." June 19

  • Noel's associates could harm his draft prospects, according to report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kentucky center-forward Nerlens Noel has been considered by many as the favorite to be the first overall pick in the June 27 NBA draft. His draft prospects have remained at or near the top despite having undergone surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee on March 12. The Cleveland Cavaliers..." June 19

  • Will the Cleveland Cavaliers take Alex Len over Nerlens Noel?

    Oregonian "Maryland big man Alex Len has not been able to work out with NBA teams—he is coming off surgery to fix a stress fracture in his ankle. And yet he has moved to the rumor-mill forefront of this year’s draft. Len is visiting Charlotte, which holds the No. 4 pick in this year’s draft, to meet with..." June 18

  • Noel insists on adding size, will be ready to play

    CSN Washington "There are three things the Wizards may be interested in knowing about Nerlens Noel: He has gained 12 pounds since last month’s combine, he’s not cutting his flattop and his knee is just fine. Noel visited with the team Friday and Saturday. Although he can’t work out because he’s still..." June 16

  • Nerlens Noel not looking to be a Wizard, but ‘anything can happen’

    Washington Post "If everything goes according to plan for Nerlens Noel, he won’t end up in Washington when the 2013 NBA draft takes place later this month. Considered the favorite to be the No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Noel could have potentially passed on visiting the Wizards and few would have..." June 16

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Nerlens Noel told reporters in DC that he's up to 218 lbs after weighing in at a slight 206 at the NBA combine #wizards

  • Nerlens Noel could be a Magic draft dilemma

    Fox Sports Florida "The Orlando Magic went into the 2012 NBA draft knowing they had no chance of landing Anthony Davis. A year later, another shot-blocking force who is leaving Kentucky after one season is receiving the bulk of the national attention. And since the Magic are scheduled to pick second this time..." June 15

  • Nerlens Noel hires agents

    Yahoo! Sports "Kentucky center Nerlens Noel – a strong candidate to be chosen first overall in the June NBA draft – has hired co-agents to represent him: Frank Catapano and Andy Miller. Chris Driscoll, the head of Noel's management group, told Yahoo! Sports of the arrangement on Thursday. Noel, who is..." June 14

  • NBA teams concerned about Nerlens Noel's injury history

    The News-Herald "Several teams are taking a buyer's beware approach to Kentucky forward/center Nerlens Noel, according to a league source. The source did not indicate how many teams, but did say it's more than one. It's uncertain if the Cavaliers are among that group. The Cavs own the No. 1 pick in the..." June 14