Summer School: Nerlens Noel

There is no denying that the relationships between NBA players on and off-the-court has changed over the last 15 years.  In this era of AAU basketball, powerhouse sports agents, mega sneaker contracts and social media, the majority of today’s NBA stars are well connected to each other and former players.  Thus, they have no problem texting an on-the-court rival for advice or...
Via Philadunkia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel will be reunited on court this season for the Sixers

Finally. Nerlens Noel had to sit on the sideline for a season, but after over a year of anticipation, he made his debut this summer and showed signs. Good signs.Sixers' reigning Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams, and Noel were AAU teammates back in the day in Boston, and come late October, they will be reunited on the hardwood as they both suit up for the Sixers.The...
Via Around the Arc
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Is Sam Hinkie Lucky Or A Genius?

Philadelphia 76ers: Is Sam Hinkie Lucky Or A Genius? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The man who runs the 76ers, Sam Hinkie is either lucky or a genius. There is no middle. Which one is he? Let me walk you through this, but I am leaning towards lucky and clueless. Yes he seems to be an excellent drafter, but was it luck? In the Michael Carter Williams draft, he...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA: Nerlens Noel Satisfied With Summer League Performance

Photo via: Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel has gone on record recently about his summer league performance, Noel appeared in 5 games for the Sixers and showed great potential to the patient Sixers faithful. However, the resilient Noel said he will continue to build up his body in preparation for the season, he averaged 13.5 points and 5...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
11 days ago  |  Discuss

At first look, Dante Exum and Nerlens Noel have dazzled audiences

The unknown quantity in sports, especially when it comes to young basketball players, can be a very exciting thing. The idea of potential can often trump a tangible alternative. The situation with the Cleveland Cavaliers and their decision of whether or not to include Andrew Wiggins in a trade package to acquire Kevin Love is a great example of the struggle between the two ideologies...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Countdown is on for optimistic Noel

Nerlens Noel gets an “A” for perseverance and patience and for somehow maintaining optimism throughout the most physically and psychologically challenging 17-month stretch of his young life. NBA schedules have yet to be released, but there’s roughly 100 days until the Philadelphia 76ers open the 2014-15 season and Noel is counting down every last one them. The 76ers’ 6-foot...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBASL GM5: ‘Chip Dreams End

The double tank may be on for the 76ers, but the team’s bid to be crowned double summer league champs came to an end last night after a slow start to the 4th quarter produced 79–68 loss to the Chicago Bulls. The Summer Sixers were led by Jordan McRae who scored 25 points on 7 of 8 shooting and 10 – 10 from the charity stripe. Nerlens Noel posted 14 points on 5-13 shooting...
Via Philadunkia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Injury Update: Joel Embiid's surgeon optimistic about center's future

The Philadelphia 76ers went into the off season with more questions than answers following a dismal 19-win season, which included a 26-game losing streak. The Sixers have had solid play in the summer league from Nerlens Noel. The hope is that Noel, along with Michael Carter-Williams and this year's first round draft pick Joel Embiid, that the Sixers have something to build upon...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NBASL GM4: Crush and Advance

Despite not having Nerlens Noel, K.J. McDaniels and Jordan McRae — all out with ankle sprains — the Summer Sixers posted a  85-63 win over the Los Angeles Lakers last night to advance in the elimination round of play at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. After a stalemate first quarter (20-20l), Casper Ware and the 76ers summer reserves opened the 2nd qurter with a 16-0...
Via Philadunkia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns, 76ers have a hilarious ‘Fresh Prince’ conversation on Twitter

via Philadelphia 76ers Twitter Everyone has seen ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ at some point in their life.  It’s one of the most iconic television sitcoms of all time.  It ran between 1990 and 1996 spanning six seasons and over 140 episodes. So when the Phoenix Suns’ official Twitter account decided to have some fun with the Philadelphia 76ers and how the 76ers still haven’t...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBASL GM5: JV Team Takes A Loss

The 76ers brass decided last night to sit Nerlens Noel and with K.J. McDaniels  out because of injury (left ankle sprain), the Summer Sixers reserves got their chance to shine last night.  Unfortunately those members on the roster shot a combined 36% from three and allowed Suns 1st round pick TJ Warren  to post a double-double (28 points and 11 rebs) in a  97-88 Suns Phoenix...
Via Philadunkia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns And Philadelphia 76ers Have Hilarious Twitter Exchange

There really need to be more Twitter exchanges between pro sports teams like this. This is utterly priceless. Comparing Nerlens Noel to Will Smith with the high top fade is amazing. The post Phoenix Suns And Philadelphia 76ers Have Hilarious Twitter Exchange appeared first on Diehardsport.
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel, Julius Randle Near the Top of NBA Summer League Rookie Ladder

There’s still about a week remaining in the NBA’s Summer League, but Nerlens Noel and Julius Randle have already made their mark as two of the top incoming rookies.’s Scott Howard-Cooper has the two former Cats in the top three of his NBA Rookie Ladder. Noel as slotted at No.2, while Randle finds himself at No. 3. Both fell just behind former Duke Blue Devil Jabari...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers fan gets ’2015 NBA Champs’ tattoo on his ass (photo)

A Philadelphia 76ers fan, apparently undeterred by the fact the team suffered through a colossally miserable season during the 2013-14 NBA regular season campaign, staggering to a horrible 19-63 record — the second-worst record in the league — went out and put his money where his, uh, butt is by getting a “2015 National Champs” […] The post Philadelphia 76ers fan gets ’2015...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins with the best move of summer league so far in win over 76ers

Andrew Wiggins had the best move of summer league and one of the best moves you will see on any level at any time last night in Cleveland's 86-77 win over the 76ers.Wiggins, this year's number one overall draft pick, executed a beautiful pick and roll on the right wing with last year's number one overall draft pick Anthony Bennett. Then, before Jordan McRae and Nerlens...
Via Celtics Life
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel swats Anthony Bennett’s shot with nice block at Summer League

As already noted here on this website, Philadelphia 76ers Nerlens Noel got rejected by a flying block from Andrew Wiggins during today’s 76ers-Cavaliers game at Summer League. Later in the game, Noel got his revenge by pulling off an impressive block of Anthony Bennett who appeared to have an easy shot at the rim: When Nerlens Noel is in the paint, don’t go for the shot, folks…...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Nasty Spin Move & Dunk Gets Phantom Cam (Video)

Andrew Wiggins has been putting on a show at the Las Vegas Summer League.  Wiggins has Sam Hinkie and the 76ers wonder what if with a spectacular block on Nerlens Noel and then a sweet baseline spin move for a monster dunk. How big is Wiggins right now? That monster dunk was already given the phamtom cam treatment by
Via Thacover2
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins denies Nerlens Noel with nice block at Summer League

In case you thought that Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins wouldn’t make his mark on the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, you would be wrong. During the second quarter of today’s Cavaliers-76ers match, Nerlens Noel was driving to the basket for an easy look at the hoop. That look was ended quickly after Wiggins denied him with a nasty block: *** Wiggins nasty block on...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel And The 10 Best Players At The Orlando Summer League

Nerlens Noel and the 10 Best Players at the Orlando Summer League By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content @ Hoopstuff… I understand why the summer league doesn’t get a ton of media attention. It’s mostly rookies and second year players trying to impress general managers to find their way in the league or work on a specific aspect of their game that is needed to become a...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

OPSL GM4: 3 Game Winning Streak

There’s no hiding that the 76ers are playing some of the best basketball down here at the Orlando Pro Summer League.  The team won its third game in a row tonight against a big and physical Brooklyn Nets team.  The final count had the Sixers on top 92-86 in a game that went down to the wire. The Sixers offensively have been on a tear lately and the main culprit has been Sixers...
Via Philadunkia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

OPSL GM3: Two Wins in a Row

With Nerlens Noel back in the line-up last night for the 76er’s the boys from Philadelphia were able to get another win against a struggling Houston team.  The Sixers beat down on the Rockets for the majority of the game winning 92-71. Noel played again last night after getting a rest for Game 2 on Sunday.  Noel played an average game at best only scoring 8 points. At times...
Via Philadunkia
22 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers’ Noel continues the belief he and Embiid will be the next Duncan and Robinson

First, it was former San Antonio Spurs assistant coach (now head coach of the 76ers) Brett Brown and now it appears Philly’s Nerlens Noel is setting his sights way too high when it comes to his pairing with rookie Joel Embiid. Brown recently stated he sees Embiid and Noel as the next coming of the […]
Via Project Spurs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Summer League Recap: Sixers vs. Rockets

Could you think of any other team who needs a strong performance from its youngsters in this summers NBA Pro league than The Philadelphia 76ers?  Not only do they have a large investment in Former Kentucky Star Nerlens Noel, but they also have 2 potential stand outs in Casper Ware and Hollis Thompson. All 3 of these young men will see a good amount of minutes this summer and it’s...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Impact of Nerlens Noel

For Philadunkia nation, the Orlando Pro Summer League is worth watching for many reasons.  We get the chance to see our 2014 high 2nd round draft picks take the floor.  We get to see Travis Bader, the 3-point specialist, fight for a spot on the team.  Fans also get to see the emergence of high-flying, St. Joe’s product Ronald Roberts, Jr. making highlight reel plays. All of...
Via Philadunkia
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel’s First Bucket for the Sixers Was An Effortless Dunk (Video)

After tearing his ACL in his left knee while playing at the University of Kentucky in 2013, former UK star Nerlens Noel has finally made his debut for the Philadelphia 76ers in a Summer League game against the Magic on Saturday. Good news for the Sixers!
Via BlackSportsOnline
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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