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Nerlens Noel | Center/Forward | #4

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/10/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 220
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (6) / NO
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Nerlens Noel scored five points with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 21 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.
Most importantly, Noel had a game-sealing stop at the rim against Mason Plumlee to get the win. Noel's rim protection has been a big change for the second unit instead of Jahlil Okafor, so his minutes should be safe unless the 76ers go all-out showcase on Okafor. With Joel Embiid likely out on Saturday for rest, Noel should get close to 20 minutes. He's worth owning in all standard leagues. Jan 20 - 11:04 PM

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Nerlens Noel (sprained left ankle) returned on Wednesday with five points, three rebounds, three turnovers and zero assists, steals or blocks in 21 minutes.

Noel missed Monday's game but his return confirms that it was a minor sprain, as the Sixers typically err on the side of caution with injuries. He's usually far more productive on a per-minute basis, so his owners should forgive him tonight's dud. Expect better vs. the Blazers on Friday.
Jan 18 - 10:38 PM

Nerlens Noel (ankle) will play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

Joel Embiid (illness) is still questionable to play. Noel should be looking at minutes in the low 20s regardless of Embiid's status. Jahlil Okafor could be getting minutes in the upper 20s or he could be a DNP-CD. Noel is worth owning in standard leagues right now.
Jan 18 - 5:18 PM

Nerlens Noel (ankle) is probable to play Wednesday vs. Toronto.

Noel got in a full practice on Tuesday and said that he was planning on suiting up for Wednesday's game, so it's looking like the ankle issue will only end up costing him one game on the sidelines. Joel Embiid (illness) could miss tonight's game, which would present both Noel and Jahlil Okafor with the opportunity for some extended minutes.
Jan 18 - 11:45 AM

Nerlens Noel (ankle) said he expects to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

"It's still a little sore, but I definitely should be able to go [Wednesday]," said Noel after practice on Tuesday. Noel had been playing well prior to injuring his ankle on Saturday, which forced him to sit out Monday's game. If Noel is available, coach Brett Brown will have a tough decision to make. Does he send Jahlil Okafor back to the bench to collect DNP-CD's, or limit Noel's minutes as the sole center on the second unit? Stay tuned...
Jan 17 - 1:49 PM

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

He did sprain it on Saturday and was able to return, so for now we'll be considering him questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto. With Noel on the sidelines, Jahlil Okafor will serve as Joel Embiid's primary backup, but he'll likely be working with a 20-minute workload making him an unattractive target in most settings. Noel should remain owned in all leagues.
Jan 16 - 3:30 PM

Nerlens Noel was in some foul trouble against the Wizards on Saturday, finishing with six points, 12 rebounds and three turnovers in 13 minutes.

He also sprained his left ankle and did return after he was re-taped. Obviously this was a letdown with Joel Embiid (rest) not playing, but it's not likely to affect his playing time because the 76ers won five of their last six, assuming he's healthy. He should be owned in standard leagues.
Jan 14 - 10:45 PM

Nerlens Noel has found his groove as a key contributor on the Sixers consistent and productive second unit.

Over the Sixers last seven games, Noel is averaging 10.1 points (on 63.3 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.1 blocks and 0.6 turnovers. The combo of Noel backing Joel Embiid has worked well for Philly, who have won five of their last six games. The loser in the scenario is Jahlil Okafor, who continues to be slapped with DNP-CD's. Noel has made his case as 'roster worthy' in all standard leagues.
Source: CSN Philly
Jan 14 - 12:40 PM

Nerlens Noel blocked a season-high four shots against the Hornets on Friday, adding six points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

His jumper has actually been a story this season with another made J at the top of the key during this one. Noel is running the floor really well and his defense hasn't been too much of a drop off from Joel Embiid -- Jahlil Okafor's certainly was. As long as Embiid is limited to 28 minutes, Noel should have minutes close to 20, which should be enough value to use in standard leagues. There could be more minutes for Noel on Saturday with Embiid out.
Jan 13 - 9:55 PM

Nerlens Noel has settled into his role as Joel Embiid's primary backup, and has played his best basketball of the season.

"At this moment in time, I'm definitely satisfied with where I'm at and the team's rotation," Noel said. Over the Sixers last six games, Noel is averaging 10.8 points (on 60 percent shooting) 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 20.5 minutes. Meanwhile, Jahlil Okafor has been a DNP-CD in four of the Sixers last five contests. Noel possesses intriguing, especially considering the Sixers are actively trying to trade a big man to clear up the logjam in the frontcourt.
Jan 13 - 9:27 AM

Nerlens Noel put together a nice game on Wednesday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-8 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs with eight rebounds, two steals and one assist.

It's a strong return for fantasy owners since Noel played just 21 minutes tonight. Interestingly, he knocked down two jumpers at the top of the key tonight and is now a combined 7-of-10 on shots 15-24 feet from the hoop this season. Regardless of his shot locations, Noel is a promising guy to own with Jahlil Okafor racking up DNPs and the Sixers likely to trade away one of their young centers.
Jan 11 - 10:17 PM

Nerlens Noel finished Sunday's 105-93 win over the Nets with eight points, four boards and three steals in 24 minutes off the bench.

Noel has flashed his upside in limited minutes off the bench for the 76ers this season, and with per-36-minutes numbers of 20.0 points, 8.3 boards, 2.5 steals and 2.2 blocks per game, you can see why Noel is worthy of stashing in all leagues.
Jan 8 - 2:52 PM

Nerlens Noel played 25 minutes with 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks against the Celtics on Friday.

He was very good on offense and had a great rapport with T.J. McConnell. The 76ers also used him next to Joel Embiid in this game for a few minutes, which fared much better than the Embiid and Jahlil Okafor lineups. This is still a very unclear situation, but Noel is a decent stash and should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 6 - 10:43 PM

The Trail Blazers are reportedly uninterested in pursuing Nerlens Noel or DeMarcus Cousins on the trade market.

The Trail Blazers could definitely benefit from adding a proven rim protector to the roster, but it appears neither of these guys are on Portland's radar. The 76ers have begun to increase Noel's minutes, likely in an effort to showcase him to potential suitors, so while Portland may not be his landing spot it seems very likely that Noel will be dealt prior to the deadline.
Source: ESPN
Jan 4 - 1:36 PM

Nerlens Noel played just 11 minutes on Tuesday, but hit 4-of-5 shots for eight points, one rebound and a steal.

He got off to a hot start in the first half, but simply didn't get enough minutes to make an impact tonight. He looked good when he was out there, but with Joel Embiid getting 30 minutes and Jahlil Okafor getting 10, Noel got the minutes squeeze tonight. He's been playing more like 20 minutes a night, but the Sixers really need to trade a big man to free playing time up for the Process and whichever other one they don't trade.
Jan 3 - 10:13 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Sergio Rodriguez
2T.J. McConnell
3Jerryd Bayless
4Chasson Randle
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Nik Stauskas
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
PF1Ben Simmons
2Ersan Ilyasova
3Dario Saric
C1Joel Embiid
2Jahlil Okafor
3Nerlens Noel
4Richaun Holmes