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Nerlens Noel | Center/Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/10/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 228
College: Kentucky
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Nerlens Noel is working on rebuilding his jump shot in Rhode Island.
Noel has been spending upwards of two hours a day working on his form shooting, followed by weight training and individual post-move development. "I think it's really going to help me as a basketball player overall, especially at [power forward]," Noel said of the daily workouts. "[It will] help space the floor with my ability and start hitting the jumper consistently and complement our whole offense." If Noel can take the next step after a solid rookie season, he'll easily return early-mid round value in standard fantasy leagues. Aug 25 - 11:04 AM

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According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the 76ers believe that Nerlens Noel has a higher ceiling at power forward than he does at center.

Noel will need to improve his jump shot in order to be an effective power forward, especially considering the 76ers could lack a lot of floor spacing with Jahlil Okafor and Tony Wroten (knee) poised for big roles. Noel averaged 9.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.8 steals in 75 appearances last season, so he won't be cheap on draft day.
Aug 21 - 1:46 PM

Nerlens Noel is working on his open-court game and shooting this summer.

Smart man. The 76ers desperately need some spacing in their offense with Jahlil Okafor set to clog the paint. Noel made just 28.2 percent of his jumpers last year and made only 29.7 percent on shots from beyond three feet. He was a second-round value after the break, so expect him to have a hefty price tag in drafts.
Aug 10 - 2:30 PM

Nerlens Noel said that he thinks he and Jahlil Okafor "can do a lot of great things on the court."

Noel praised Okafor's versatility on offense, something we haven't heard much about when it comes to Noel's game at that end of the floor. With Joel Embiid (foot) expected to miss his second consecutive season, there are no longer questions about who will be the starting frontline in Philly.

Updating a previous report, trade talks between the Celtics and 76ers involving Marcus Smart and Nerlens Noel never gained any traction.

The Celtics reportedly offered Smart, Kelly Olynyk, picks No. 16 and No. 28 in exchange for Noel and the No. 3 pick, but Philadelphia wasn't interested. This report confirms that the Celtics are eager to move up in the draft, but it's a little surprising that they are willing to give up Smart. Expect more rumors to surface as we approach the draft.
Jun 24 - 11:44 AM

Nerlens Noel wants to use the offseason to add weight to his frame.

Along with "continuing to work on my skillset," Noel identified adding weight as his primary goal. He didn't specify a certain weight or how many pounds he'd like to gain, but he said he eats at least four times per day, a lot of heavy calories and "a lot of shakes." Noel is never going to be confused for Big Baby Davis, but building out his frame will continue to be a priority for the Sixers' prized prospect.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 27 - 9:43 AM

Nerlens Noel (ankle) will not play vs. the Heat on Wednesday.

The 76ers are desperate to lose tonight so that they can take Miami's top-10 protected lottery pick, so this isn't surprising by any means. Noel was phenomenal this season, and he is going to be a force in fantasy leagues for many years to come. Jerami Grant, Thomas Robinson, Henry Sims and Furkan Aldemir will all be in the mix for more minutes vs. the Heat, with Grant and Robinson offering the most upside.
Apr 15 - 11:22 AM

Nerlens Noel (ankle) has a chance to play against the Heat on Wednesday.

He's not going to play tonight against the Bucks. Noel really turned it on since February and he's likely going to be an early-round pick in fantasy drafts this coming fall. With him out, Robert Covington, Henry Sims, and Jerami Grant benefit.
Apr 13 - 5:34 PM

Nerlens Noel (ankle) will not play vs. the Bucks on Monday.

Noel is still hoping to return before the end of the season, but the 76ers only have one more game left after Monday which is against the Heat on Wednesday. We will update Noel's status once we know more, but it's possible that the 76ers shut him down just to be safe. Thomas Robinson and Jerami Grant will benefit the most in Noel's absence.
Apr 12 - 12:27 PM

Nerlens Noel (ankle) is hopeful to return this season.

Coach Brett Brown said Noel has "a legitimate sprain" and he "doesn't know if this means his season is finished." Noel is out for Saturday and chances are he's not going to play on Monday. With Noel out along with Luc Mbah a Moute, we might see some extra Thomas Robinson to go with Jerami Grant and Henry Sims.
Apr 11 - 2:57 PM

Nerlens Noel (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

With just three games remaining for the 76ers this season, and absolutely nothing to play for, Noel could spend the remainder of the year on the sidelines. If that is the case, Noel will end an impressive rookie season with averages of 9.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.8 steals per game through 75 games. Coming into this year, his health was the biggest question mark, but after making it through 75 games, some of those concerns can be put to rest. Expect Jerami Grant, Henry Sims, and Furkan Aldemir to split his minutes.
Source: philly.com
Apr 10 - 9:08 AM

Nerlens Noel suffered a sprained right ankle on Wednesday and is unlikely to play against the Bulls on Saturday, according to coach Brett Brown. He finished the game with five points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes.

Brown also said Noel was in a walking boot, which the team disputed. But Brown would have as good an idea as anyone about Noel's availability for his next game, and walking boot or no walking boot, it would be surprising to see him play on Saturday. Jerami Grant, Henry Sims and Furkan Aldemir would help pick up his slack, and we like Grant, who played a team-high 27 minutes tonight (but hit just 1-of-9 shots). Thomas Robinson will also be intriguing after his 11 points, 12 boards and two steals on Wednesday.
Apr 8 - 10:03 PM

Nerlens Noel (right ankle sprain) will not return on Wednesday night.

He walked back to the locker room under his own power and was in some discomfort on his way back. The 76ers are off until Saturday, so there's a decent chance he'll be ready to go for that game. If not, Furkan Aldemir, Henry Sims and Jerami Grant will benefit. Noel didn't have a great game on Wednesday with five points, eight boards and one steal in 24 minutes against a tough Wizards defense.
Apr 8 - 9:17 PM

Nerlens Noel wasn't bothered by his recent eye injury on Sunday, going for 14 points (7-of-14 FGs, 0-of-1 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in a loss vs. the Knicks.

The 20-year-old rookie has been a revelation since the All-Star break, ranking fifth in steals (2.2) and fifth in blocks (2.4) with enough scoring and rebounding to sustain second-round value. The best news for his fantasy owners might be that Philly has shown no inclination to rest him in meaningless games down the stretch.
Apr 5 - 10:15 PM

Nerlens Noel (eye) will play vs. the Knicks on Sunday.

This showdown between the East's two worst teams is bound to be an ugly affair, but Noel's owners can hardly ask for a better matchup. The laceration to his eyelid obviously wasn't very severe and he's safe to keep active in all formats as the Sixers play their final five games of the season.
Apr 5 - 6:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Wroten
2Isaiah Canaan
3Pierre Jackson
4T.J. McConnell
SG1Nik Stauskas
2Hollis Thompson
3Scottie Wilbekin
4J.P. Tokoto
5Jordan McRae
SF1Robert Covington
2Jerami Grant
3JaKarr Sampson
4Gerald Wallace
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Carl Landry
3Richaun Holmes
4Luka Mitrovic
C1Jahlil Okafor
2Joel Embiid
3Furkan Aldemir