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Joel Embiid wants Sixers to keep Jahlil Okafor through trade deadline

Jahlil Okafor will remain with the Philadelphia 76ers through the trade deadline if one fellow big man gets his way.Sixers center Joel Embiid said earlier this week that he would prefer for the team to find a way to make it work with Okafor rather than to trade him.“We got a lot of talent, and I feel we can use everybody if we want to get to where we want to,” Embiid said, according...
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Too much to Process: Can Simmons match the Embiid hype?

The Process has begun to bear fruit, finally, for the Philadelphia 76ers, mainly due to the excitement and abilities of Joel Embiid. But that's not all the Sixers have — Dario Saric has also been excellent in his rookie season, T.J. McConnell is playing better than anyone would have ever predicted, Nerlens Noel is flexing his defensive muscles and, oh yeah, the first overall pick...
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Nerlens Noel now ‘definitely satisfied’ with role on Sixers

Nerlens Noel and the Philadelphia 76ers appear to have kissed and made up. Speaking with reporters on Thursday, the 22-year-old big man seemed pleased with his current situation on the team. “At this moment in time, I’m definitely satisfied with where I’m at and the team’s rotation,” Noel said, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I think I’m able...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Teams have gotten negative info about Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel made his season debut on Sunday in a win over the Detroit Pistons, and his name is still one that is being mentioned quite often in trade rumors. Given how crowded the Philadelphia 76ers’ front court is, it remains a strong possibility that Noel will be moved. But do the Sixers need to lower the asking price? In his podcast for The Vertical this week, Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel will reportedly make season debut Sunday

What better way for the Philadelphia 76ers to get into the Christmas spirit than by singing “Noel, Noel”? According to a report by Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly on Saturday, Sixers big man Nerlens Noel will make his season debut against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday and will come off the bench. Nerlens Noel is available to make his regular season debut tomorrow against the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nerlens Noel prefers trade away from 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have too many centers with star talent and not enough minutes for each of them to develop to their fullest potential. One of Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel probably will have to be traded at some point. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the odd man out could be Noel. “Nothing has changed here. Noel has yet to appear in a game this season after...
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Raptors have reportedly expressed interest in Nerlens Noel

If the Philadelphia 76ers are to trade Nerlens Noel this season, the Toronto Raptors are interested. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Raptors have expressed interest in Noel in the wake of losing Jared Sullinger to injury, but sources say Toronto’s initial preference is to give more minutes to various young players on the team. Sullinger suffered an injury to his foot in...
Via The Sports Daily
November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel angling for a trade to Celtics?

Is Nerlens Noel angling for a trade to the Boston Celtics? The Philadelphia 76ers big man sent a rather random tweet Wednesday night that has the internet buzzing about whether he’s trying to escape Philly for greener pastures. Noel, who’s been a subject of trade rumors this offseason, was born in Malden, Mass., and attended high school in Everett, Mass. I'm blessed to be...
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel reportedly sued for trashing rental home and allegedly threatening owners

Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel might be the worst person to rent a home to. According to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports, the 21-year-old rented a home outside of Philadelphia in September 2014 at $54,000 per year and reportedly "trashed the place and left weed throughout the home." According to TMZ, some of the damage the owners listed in the lawsuit include extreme...
Via The Sports Daily
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Sixers' rebuild bears fruit in Nerlens Noel

By Josh Naso It has been a rough few years for Philadelphia 76ers fans. The team has lacked significant relevance since Allen Iverson was traded away in 2006. For years, fans dealt with incompetent management that seemingly had no plan going forward. The result was a middling team, good enough to be a 7 or 8 seed year in and year out, but with no hopes of truly contending and lacking...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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