Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/23/13
Nerlens Noel was finally introduced to the media on Tuesday afternoon. He may not be introduced to the Philadelphia fans on the court until 2014. Noel was acquired by the 76ers in a draft night trade last month with the New Orleans Pelicans. Philadelphia acquired the rights to Noel and a first-round pick, which is top-five protected, for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday and a second-round choice. Noel was projected by many as the No. 1 overall selection, but he may have dropped some slots after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in February. He played only 24 games for the University of Kentucky but was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year after averaging 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.4 blocked shots and 2.1 steals in 32 minutes per game. Noel is uncertain of his return and is scheduled to visit a doctor Wednesday at the University of Pennsylvania. ''I'm doing six hours of rehab a day,'' Noel said, ''(and) I'm making a lot of progress.'' After the An...
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