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Nerlens Noel | Center/Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 4/10/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 228
College: Kentucky
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Nerlens Noel made 1-of-9 from the field for two points with six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes against the Pelicans on Monday.
He'll see Pterodactyls in his sleep because of what Anthony Davis did to him on both ends. Noel's low-post game needs a lot of work and he's going to have a tough time raising his field goal percentage above 45 percent on the season -- he's at 42.9 percent now. He's still worth owning for his blocks and steals, but there isn't a lot of upside. Jan 26 - 10:35 PM

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Nerlens Noel grabbed a career-high14 rebounds against the Raptors on Friday with 12 points, one assist and two steals in 33 minutes.

He controlled the paint nicely tonight and has two double-doubles in his last four games. Noel's blocks are going down and he's still not shooting the ball well at 45 percent in 2015, but his arrow looks to be pointing up. His owners might be able to get someone to overpay for him because everyone loves rookies.
Jan 23 - 10:32 PM

Nerlens Noel (upper respiratory infection) will play Friday vs. Toronto.

With Noel back in the lineup, Furkan Aldemir will head back to the bench. Noel has been racking up the steals and blocks lately, so he's looking like a fine play for owners trying to close the gap in those categories in a head-to-head league.
Jan 23 - 5:29 PM

Nerlens Noel (upper respiratory infection) is probable for Friday's game against the Raptors.

The Sixers didn't participate in any on-court practice, but head coach Brett Brown said Noel was present on Thursday. Noel's return will push Furkan Aldemir back to the bench and will also put a dent in the fantasy values of Henry Sims and Jerami Grant.
Jan 22 - 12:23 PM

Nerlens Noel (illness) and Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

Furkan Aldemir will get his first NBA start next to Henry Sims. Noel will likely be ready to go on Friday against the Raptors. Besides Aldemir, Jerami Grant figures to get minutes in the mid 20s while the 76ers will likely play Robert Covington at power forward a bit more, too.
Jan 21 - 5:22 PM

Nerlens Noel dismissed talk of a rift between he and Michael Carter-Williams.

After Sixers head coach Brett Brown responded to reporters' questions about Noel reportedly wanting MCW to pass him the ball more by saying that they had to figure it between themselves, Noel dismissed any potential drama. 'I love Michael," Noel said. H"e's my brother." Rift aside, Noel has averaged 9.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 2.4 steals over his last five games and is a must-start fantasy option as long as he's rolling like this.
Jan 20 - 1:29 PM

Nerlens Noel had another solid game against the Wizards on Monday with 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block.

He's being smarter with his shots and the four assists were a nice new wrinkle to his game -- one off his career high. Noel has been much better for his fantasy owners in his last five, averaging 9.8 points, 7.8 boards, 1.4 assists, 2.0 blocks and 2.4 steals. He's worth starting in standard leagues with his minutes and scoring becoming solidified.
Jan 19 - 5:39 PM

Nerlens Noel scored seven points with seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

He was coming around in his previous five games with averages of 9.8 points, 7.8 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.8 blocks on 55.3 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from the line. In that span, 73.7 percent of his attempts were in the paint and he only attempted nine jumpers (38 shots total). Noel is still going to have his ceiling capped by woeful free throw shooting.
Jan 17 - 10:10 PM

Nerlens Noel had arguably the best game of his career against the Pelicans on Friday with 17 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals, five blocks and no turnovers.

He made 7-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line in a massive performance on the stat sheet. Noel couldn't buy a bucket earlier this year and he still can't knock down jumpers, but he attempted all but three attempts from inside of five feet tonight. He won't be this good, so his owners might want to use this game to sell high.
Jan 16 - 10:47 PM

Nerlens Noel scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 39 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

He's finally coming around, but Noel just can't make jumpers and he's also struggled on shots around the basket. The rookie is also below 50 percent from the line on the year, so his upside in standard leagues is going to be capped. He should start to climb up the points-leagues ranks soon, though.
Jan 14 - 10:41 PM

Nerlens Noel played 31 minutes on Tuesday but had only two points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block vs. Al Horford and the Hawks.

He shot 1-of-4 from the field and 0-of-2 at the FT line, and his offensive struggles have made him a tough player to use in standard fantasy formats. If you're willing to overlook his 50.7 percent FT shooting, however, he creeps toward the top-100 on the strength of his rebounds (7.1), steals (1.4) and blocks (1.5).
Jan 13 - 9:29 PM

Nerlens Noel hit 6-of-10 shots for 13 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's loss.

Noel is back in the starting lineup and getting some nice run, but his lack of scoring is a concern. He'll get it figured out at some point, but is not a must-start player right now.
Jan 7 - 11:43 PM

Nerlens Noel scored six points on 2-of-9 from the field with six rebounds and two blocks against the Cavs on Monday.

He was better than usual on the defensive end, but he really needs some work in the scoring department. In his last four games, Noel made just 10-of-40 (25.0 percent) from the field in his last four with 2.2 turnovers. He'll be better, but he's not a must-start player right now.
Jan 5 - 10:10 PM

Sixers Coach Brett Brown said that the organization views Nerlens Noel as a long-term center.

So what about Joel Embiid, coach? "We'll deal with it," Brown said. "I think it's a good problem to have and it's not one that we're shying away from." The Sixers continue to work with Noel to expand his game, but it's not clear what the long-term blueprint will look like until Joel Embiid (foot) gets back onto the court. Noel has added about five pounds this season, and while he may see himself as a power forward, the Sixers could have other ideas. Regardless, it's not a decision that needs to be rushed, but it's something to consider in keeper and dynasty formats.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 5 - 9:25 AM

Nerlens Noel played just 22 minutes in Friday's loss to the Suns, scoring four points on 2-of-6 shooting with six rebounds and two blocks.

Noel has held onto value in 8-cat, 12-team leagues but 2.2 turnovers per game makes him a borderline player to hold in 9-cat formats. He's hitting just 42.6 percent of his field goals to go with 50 percent shooting from the line, and his ankle injury is keeping him from making any headway on a turnaround.
Jan 3 - 2:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Tony Wroten
3Larry Drew II
SG1Robert Covington
2K.J. McDaniels
3Hollis Thompson
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2JaKarr Sampson
3Andrei Kirilenko
4Jason Richardson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Jerami Grant
3Malcolm Thomas
4Furkan Aldemir
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid