Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 7/7/13
Philadelphia 76ers: Grading Their Busy Off Season So Far By Dave Hilts: HoopStuff Staff Writer It’s been a little over a week already, yet I’m not quite sure if I have fully recovered from the blockbuster deal that sent Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel. The 23 year old All Star now finds a home on the court with the likes of Eric Gordon, Anthony Davis, and Tyreke Evans, while Sixer fans are left with a hefty Thaddeus Young contract and nightmares of Michael Carter-Williams shooting a basketball and Noel’s bad knee. The first argument in favor of the trade for Philadelphia is that the team needed size and ended up with who appeared be to the consensus number one overall pick prior to his injury. The problem? At least five teams passed on him, with two bigs selected directly prior. The current state of the draft with the combine, work-outs, etc., give teams a lot of time to scout each prospect and it appeared as if Noel gave no reason for any bad team in the N...
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