Nerlens Noel Says ‘There’s a Possibility’ He Plays This Season

by December 18, 2013

Philadelphia Sixers rookie big man Nerlens Noel doesn’t agree with the assumption that he will sit out the entire season. Noel hasn’t ruled out the possibility of hooping in 2013-’14. Per the Philly Daily News (via SiriusXM radio): “We’re just taking our time with it, being cautious with things,’ he said on NBA Radio. ‘I’m definitely worried about my health, but regards to the whole season, that decision hasn’t been made up. I still have to meet up with my doctors – Dr. [James] Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk – and come to a conclusion with that.’ He was then asked whether he might be able to play this season. His response was a simple: ‘There’s a possibility.’ Coach Brett Brown said he’s happy with Noel’s progress, but has said, mostly in roundabout ways, that Noel won’t be debuting this season. ‘I think he’s doing fine,’ Brown said. ‘I think his spirits are fine, I think his body, physically, continues to develop and look good. He likes wearing those tight shirts, and I’m proud of him. If I had a body like that, I’d do the same. Physically, he’s coming around and buying into it. His shot is continuing to develop. We’ve kept a real simple plan and a consistent plan.'”