Nerlens Noel credits Rajon Rondo for helping with his recovery

Check out the original article from here. --After a year-long recovery from an ACL tear that cut short his collegiate career, Nerlens Noel is ready to make his NBA debut at the start of the season for the Sixers. Noel’s play was promising throughout the summer, and he showed glimpses of the potential defensive dynamo he could be down the line. Promising play aside,...
Via Around the Arc
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel return has been “something special”

After missing all of the 2013 -14NBA season, Nerlens Noel returned to the court this month to play in the NBA Summer League. After tearing his ACL in his lone season with the Kentucky Wildcats, Noel went from being the likely No. 1 pick to being drafted 6th-overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. When speaking about […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel and Andrew Wiggins Putting on a Show (video)

Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Andrew Wiggins put on a show Monday night in the NBA Summer League. Wiggins started the show with this throwdown over a pair of Sixers, including Noel: Noel responded with this emphatic rejection of Cavs center Anthony Bennett: Want to continue this Kentucky wildcats  discussion? Then be sure to check out...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel talks NBA, Kentucky Attachment and 2014 Expectations (video)

After a solid outing in the NBA Orlando Summer League, former Kentucky Wildcats center Nerlens Noel is now playing in the Las Vegas Summer League. Noel took time to talk with KSTV about the pro life, playing with the Philadelphia 76ers and what his expectations for thus upcoming season are. Noel sat out Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz, but that was reportedly a rest day...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel Looking Great in NBA Orlando Summer League (video)

Nerlens Noel had another solid game Wednesday night with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks to help lead the Philadelphia 76ers to the win: On Tuesday, the 76ers defeated the Houston Rockets 92-71.Noel also chipped in with 8 points and 6 rebounds for the 76ers. Noel had a great NBA debut on Saturday in his first NBA game. Here’s his first NBA bucket, followed by a highlight...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel and Julius Randle among NBA Rookie of Year Favorites

Former Kentucky Wildcats big men Julius Randle and Nerlens Noel were named among the favorites to win NBA Rookie of the Year next season by The Greek, BetOnline, and Bovada Sportsbook. Randle was selected No. 7 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014  NBA Draft. Noel was the No. 6 pick by the New Orleans Pelicans in last year’s draft and was immediately...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel’s First NBA Summer League Game (video)

Photo by Jason Marcum Nerlens Noel made his professional debut Saturday with the Philadelphia 76ers. The former Kentucky Wildcats center scoring 19 points vs the Orlando Magic while also grabbing 4 steals. Check out all his higlights here:   Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel’s first NBA Bucket; Then gets Ridiculous And-1 (video)

Nerlens Noel is having a great NBA debut in the Orlando Summer League. Here’s his first NBA bucket, followed by a highlight-reel and-1.   Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in the know. Like us on Facebook. Follow @JasonB_Marcum Follow @KySportsConnect
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Nerlens Noel Dunks The Ball In First Game Action Since Playing At Kentucky

It’s been more than a year since Nerlens Noel departed from Kentucky for the NBA, but the former Wildcats’ big man did not play in a game as a professional basketball player until today.  Noel, who sat out the entire 2013-14 NBA season recovering from knee surgery, is making his first appearance with the Philadelphia 76ers’ summer league team today.  Here’s video of his...
Via College Spun
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel NBA Debut with 76ers is Here

Former Kentucky Wildcats center and Philadelphia 76ers 2013 NBA Draft pick Nerlens Noel will be making his professional debut in the Orlando Summer League. He posted this message on his Facebook page prior to hi first game against the Orlando Magic in the Summer League: 508 days ago I suffered a severe injury playing the sport I love. Today marks the first day since that injury...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel finally will play for Philadelphia 76ers

t'll take a while before the Philadelphia 76ers' most recent first-round draft picks step foot on an NBA court, but the organization's patience is about to start paying off. Nerlens Noel will play in his first competitive games in 17 months when he joins the Sixers' entry in the Orlando Pro Summer League from Saturday through July 11 at the Magic's practice court...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic to tip off summer league against Noel, 76ers

With a roster that includes Victor Oladipo and all three of their draft picks from a week ago, the Orlando Magic shouldn't lack for visibility when their week-long summer league begins Saturday at the team's Amway Center practice court. But their first game could attract widespread curiosity because of who is expected to play for the Philadelphia 76ers. Nerlens Noel, who...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel returns to Kentucky; Talks NBA, UK Fans, Next Year’s Team

Photo by Jason Marcum Former Kentucky Wildcats center Nerlens Noel is healthy and ready to rebound from a torn ACL that cost him his rookie year in the NBA. With the upcoming NBA Summer League in Orlando, Noel took a break from basketball to work at John Calipari’s Pro Camp this week. He talked with KSTV about life in the league, what he misses about UK and how special it is that...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

76ers’ Nerlens Noel accused of not paying child support

Former Kentucky Wildcats center Nerlens Noel is in a bit of a legal quandary involving paying child support for a child that may or may not be his. According to a TMZ report, Noel was apparently paying child support to a woman who said she had Noel’s child, but it may have actually not been his. Here’s the report from TMZ: It’s a nasty fight between Nerlens and a woman named...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Questions continue to surround Nerlens Noel

When you first see Nerlens Noel in person, you can’t help but marvel at the man’s stature. At 6-foot-11, 228 pounds and a 7-foot-4 inch wingspan, he’s one of the tallest and longest players in the NBA. I’ve had the chance to stand side-by-side with him on several occasions now and I’ve been thoroughly impressed by his measurements and what he can potentially bring to the...
Via Philadunkia
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA News: Philadelphia Sixers center Nerlens Noel feels more explosive after rehab

Philadelphia Sixers center Nerlens Noel missed the 2013-14 season due to a torn ACL. He spent the entire season in rehab, and feels better than ever.Image by Ryan Horowitz, via Wikimedia CommonsIn an interview with 97.3 ESPN-FM on Saturday, the rookie commented on his health:"It's been at 100 percent for a while. I'm feeling great. I've gotten my leg a lot stronger...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel talks about return to basketball (video)

Coming off an ACL tear in 2013, Philadelphia 76er Nerlens Noel visits his hometown of Everett, MA with CoachUp to reflect on his early years growing up and playing basketball. Nerlens gives a behind the scenes look at the training and hard work he has put forth thus far in his career, including his return to form for the 2014 season. The former Kentucky Wildcats center will be playing...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel’s road to NBA continues in Orlando Summer League

Former Kentucky Wildcats center and Philadelphia 76ers 2013 NBA Draft pick Nerlens Noel will be making his professional debut in the Orlando Summer League on July 5th. Noel’s lone season at UK saw him average 10.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game prior to his season-ending ACL tear in a road game at Florida. While Noel didn’t get to accomplish his goal of being the #1-overall...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel Will Play in Orlando Summer League

  Nerlens Noel has picked a time for his debut. The former Kentucky standout will play in the Orlando summer league, which will be his first action since he laced them up for the Wildcats: #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 — gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) May 23, 2014...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sixers' Nerlens Noel aiming for April 4 debut

After being sidelined all season, rookie center Nerlens Noel has revealed he is aiming to make his debut with the Philadelphia 76ers on April 4 in his hometown of Boston against the Celtics.Noel's collegiate career ended in February, 2013 when he tore the ACL in his left knee during his first and only season with the Kentucky Wildcats.The 19-year-old took to Twitter on Sunday...
Via NBA Injury News
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

76ers' rookie center Nerlens Noel unlikely to play this season

The Philadelphia 76ers have one of the youngest teams in the league. At 15-34, they have the third worst record in the NBA which would give them a high draft pick in the NBA draft on June 26.  Coach Brett Browns knows the rebuilding process is tough and it's proving to be much tougher than he anticipated when he took over the head coaching job.  As bad as things seems, there...
Via NBA Injury News
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel Likely To Miss Entire Rookie Season

Philadeplhia 76ers rookie center Nerlens Noel, is not expected to play at all this season according to new coach Brett Brown. The former Kentucky Wildcat suffered a torn ACL last February against the Florida Gators. With the NBA Draft looming just months away, Noel worked vigorously to speed up the healing of his knee, in preparations for his rookie season. Despite the severity of...
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

76ers' Nerlens Noel hopes to play by Christmas

The Philadelphia 76ers still haven't released a timeframe for Nerlens Noel's return from the significant knee surgery he's recovering from. Noel continues to progress through his rehab, and he continues to say that he hopes to be back and playing on the court by Christmas, according to Jeff Caplan of has been rehabbing in Alabama under the watchful eye of...
Via NBA Injury News
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Leads Kentucky in 2014?

Last season was one to forget for the Wildcats. They were seemingly on the cusp of gelling everything together when star center Nerlens Noel’s ACL dashed their postseason dreams. None of us knew it at the time, but Kentucky would never fully recover from Noel’s injury. He wasn’t a vocal alpha-male presence, but he was the closest thing to a leader. Sure, there were some guys...
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel takes over USA Today Twitter account for Q&A with fans

Former Kentucky Wildcats star and Philadelphia 76ers rookie Nerlens Noel opened up his Tuesday morning with a Twitter Q&A with fans.
Via Gamedayr
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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