Found October 24, 2013 on NBA Injury News:
On Monday, Philadelphia 76ers’ head coach Brett Brown said that he didn’t expect rookie Nerlens Noel to play this season. On Wednedsay, Brown tried to clarify his comments. As reported by Keith Pompey of, at Tuesday’s practice, Brown was saying how the decision on Nerlens isn’t made by him, but rather.. “is going to made by a variety of a lot smarter people that me. Who knows what’s going to happen with Nerlens? We hope he can come back.” The rookie center is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered very early in the year, while playing at Kentucky.  He was expected to be out until December while recovering from the injury.   He was acquired in a trade with New Orleans on draft day for point guard Jrue Holliday. Noel played only a single season at Kentucky. He averaged 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.4 blocked shots per game last year.  There is an abundance of upside to Noel and the 76ers want to make sure he’s completely recovered from injury before he returns to lessen the risk of further injury.

Sixers right to play it safe with Nerlens Noel this season

Even two days later after Brett Brown broke the news about Nerlens Noel, you have to feel for the kid. On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers head coach informed the press that his rookie big man is still recovering from a torn ACL and is not expected to play this season, which is coming as heartbreaking news more so for Noel than the Sixers probably.  “I doubt, everybody doubts...

Sixers rookie Nerlens Noel probably won’t see the court this season

Philadelphia 76′ers coach Brett Brown announced Monday that sixth draft pick Nerlens Noel will likely miss the entire season. Brown said Noel’s progress is “slow” and “everybody (Brown included) doubts he is going to play this year.” “But he is with us in every way — practice, film, shootaround,” Brown said. Noel tore his ACL last February in frightening fashion...

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Nerlens Noel will become a better basketball player by missing the entire 2013-14 campaign

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said on Monday that rookie Nerlens Noel could be inactive for the entire 2013-14 campaign. Taken sixth overall in June’s draft out of Kentucky, the 19-year-old Noel suffered a torn ACL in his left knee last February. Since undergoing the knife to repair the damage on March 12, Noel had been tentatively slated to resurface at some point in the...

Sixers HC Brett Brown: Team has only 6 NBA caliber players

Tweet With less than a week before the NBA regular season kicks off, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown doesn’t sound too confident that he has an NBA-caliber roster to put on the floor by the season opener: “You have six NBA players and then you have a bunch of guys who are fighting for spots and want to be seen and need opportunity...

76ers Head Coach Says He Only Has 6 NBA Players

Philadelphia is loving Brett Brown’s approach as he tries to lead the proud organization through a tank job for the ages. Brown wasn’t deceived when he accepted the job.  The 76ers are in rebuild mode, and the names on the roster tell you that much. Brown is a realist, and after the teams 104-93 loss to Cleveland in Columbus, Ohio, the rookie head coach told the media that...

The Sixers aren't just bad, they're 'Breaking Bad'

I thought of this idea while writing about the Sixers upcoming season and watching Breaking Bad reruns on Netflix; logical correlation, no?Check out the original article, from, here.  --Albuquerque, New Mexico was the home of the television greatness that was Breaking Bad. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is home to the 76ers, who are just bad. Breaking Bad came to its dramatic...

PreSeason: Trends, Analysis & Thoughts

The Sixers preseason is mercifully over.  With a 2-5 recordon the books — wins over Bilbao (a Spanish second-tier team) and the also tanking  Boston Celtics — the prospects of a historically bad season have never been better. All aboard the Winless for Wiggins train!!! Despite the sad level of play we witnessed in the last two weeks from the 7-6, we felt it was a must to analyze...

76ers Enter Season With 'Six NBA Players'

The Philadelphia 76ers will start Michael Carter-Williams, Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes, with Lavoy Allen coming off the bench. But Brett Brown sees a lot of questions marks on his roster after that initial group of six. "You have six NBA players and then you have a bunch of guys who are fighting for spots and want to be seen and need opportunity," said...

76ers release Royce White

The Philadelphia 76ers have released forward Royce White, just three months after acquiring him from the Houston Rockets in a trade, reports ESPN. The 76ers traded Furkan Aldemir and future draft considerations to the Rockets in the deal. White was drafted 16th overall by the Rockets in 

76ers release Royce White, 3 others

Bob Cooney of the Daily News and Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times report that Vander Blue and Royce White have also been released (Twitter links). With at least five cuts to make by opening night the Sixers began trimming down their roster today. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the team has waived Khalif Wyatt and Mac Koshwal leaving 18 players...

Would a Year Off Be So Bad?

The prevailing notion through the years after a high-profile athlete suffers a serious knee injury, or any injury for that matter, is that the athlete’s mindset is to return as soon as possible. In some circles, that notion still holds true, namely with Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings star running back tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee on Christmas Eve, 2011.  He wound...
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