You could see this one coming.
According to ESPN’s Mark Stein, Nerlens Noel, who hasn’t suited up for the 76ers since the preseason opener after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, wants out of Philadelphia. The big man averaged 11.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game last season.
With the abundance of centers on the roster, including the youngins Embiid and Okafor, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. There simply isn’t enough playing time to go around, and it seems that Noel is aware of that.
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Nothing has changed here. Noel has yet to appear in a game this season after electing to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery last month, but word is he’d still prefer to be shipped to a new address with so many big men to battle for playing time in Philly. Count on the Sixers to accommodate him eventually.
The question is, where will he end up?