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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 will emulate Sylvester Stallone's run through Philadelphia from the first two 'Rocky' films.
He'll have a camera crew with him and of course the 5K run will end with the iconic climb up the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Noel will be ready for training camp for the Sixers this September and he'll look to avoid Clubber Lang's prediction in Rocky III: Pain. The rookie is worth a mid-round pick fantasy leagues. Sep 12 - 10:02 AM

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Nerlens Noel, Michael Carter-Williams, and Joel Embiid (foot) have been spending time together in Spain to watch the FIBA World Cup.

General manager Sam Hinkie and coach Brett Brown are also there as the group watched future teammate Dario Saric. Embiid had a couple complimentary tweets of Saric, and he also appears to be walking around fine. Noel seems to be making a good impression on coach Brown, so he figures to be the main piece in the Philly frontcourt rotation.
Sep 5 - 9:22 AM

76ers GM Sam Hinkie said that Nerlens Noel has had a "pretty good summer," highlighted by his shot-blocking, quick hands, and ability to drive left.

Noel has had a year to develop since being drafted No. 6 overall in 2013, and he looked good during Summer League with averages of 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.6 blocks in 26 minutes per game. With a starting job and untold defensive potential, Noel should be targeted in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Aug 26 - 3:05 PM

Nerlens Noel said that the support he received from Rajon Rondo was a big help during his recovery process.

"With all the support and love, certain guys, especially Rajon Rondo — he was definitely the biggest helper through this whole process," said Noel. "Being from Boston, watching him growing up, and he went through it and he came back as strong as possible, actually before me, so it gave me a lot of confidence, having his good faith." Noel will have plenty of opportunity in Philly's up-tempo system, and he makes for an intriguing mid-round pick in redraft leagues.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 15 - 3:32 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the 76ers starting five to be Michael Carter-Williams, Hollis Thompson, K.J. McDaniels, Thaddeus Young and Nerlens Noel.

We agree. Philadelphia is really short-handed in the frontcourt, so they will have to play Young at the four while the team is believed to be higher on K.J. McDaniels than fellow 2014 second-round pick Jordan McRae. Noel guarding larger centers sounds a bit frightening, but the up-tempo style suits his game nicely. Thompson was efficient to start his career last season, but he couldn't shoot above 44 percent from the field in March or April.
Aug 4 - 12:10 PM

Nerlens Noel feels that he "played well" during five Summer League appearances, but admitted that he must "keep building up [his] body to get ready for the regular season."

The need to add muscle to his lean frame will be a theme for Noel, but his play at Summer League was very encouraging for patient 76ers fans. He averaged 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists, but made his biggest impact defensively with 1.8 steals and 2.6 blocks in under 26 minutes per game. The Sixers won't overload Noel with playing time during his rookie campaign, but he's still poised for a big role with Joel Embiid (foot) out of commission.
Jul 20 - 2:30 PM

Nerlens Noel said he is very close to Michael Carter-Williams and played with him on the AAU circuit.

In an interview with, the rookie said he has no problems with his knee right now and he's continuing to work on his body. Noel is in a great position to put up stats in his first season, but there will be some risk and an adjustment period due to how long he's been off the court. It's also encouraging that he's familiar with his point guard, so he's shaping up to be a decent target in the middle rounds of drafts.
Jul 19 - 4:19 PM

Nerlens Noel will not play vs. the D-League team on Friday.

It's just rest for Noel today. He's looked fantastic vs. the summer league guys, and we will get a chance to see how he looks in a couple months. Fantasy owners can look to target him in the middle rounds.
Jul 18 - 5:23 PM

Nerlens Noel (rest) will not play against the Suns on Tuesday.

It's too bad because it would have been quite a sight to see Noel vs. a very impressive Mason Plumlee. He is fine and will be ready to go for the tournament games later this week.
Jul 15 - 7:58 PM

Nerlens Noel returned from his rest vs. the Cavs on Monday, scoring 12 points with six boards, two steals, four blocks and seven fouls.

He's fine and the 76ers are just keeping his minutes in check. Noel should be close to 100 percent as the season comes around and will be worth a look in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts thanks to Philly's fast pace.
Jul 14 - 10:18 PM

Nerlens Noel and K.J. McDaniels are expected to play in Monday's Summer League game vs. Cleveland.

Noel was rested in the last contest, but the Sixers will allow their prized big man to compete on Monday night. Noel has been racking up the defense stats during Summer League, averaging 3.0 blocks, and 2.3 steals a game. McDaniels had a minor ankle issue, but with the Sixers allowing him to play in a Summer League game, the injury is clearly behind him.
Jul 14 - 1:48 PM

Nerlens Noel, K.J. McDaniels (ankle) and Casper Ware will not play vs. the Jazz on Saturday.

It's too bad we won't get to see Noel against a long guy like Rudy Gobert and the 76ers are probably just resting him. He looked fantastic in Orlando and was able to block shots while showing off some nice moves on offense. Noel is picking up steam as a risky mid-round pick.
Jul 12 - 9:24 PM

The 76ers rested Nerlens Noel as a precaution for Friday's Summer League finale.

Noel finishes with averages of 13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 3.0 blocks in 25 minutes per game, gaudy numbers by any standard. He looked perfectly healthy and showed encouraging development offensively -- with Joel Embiid (foot) out somewhere around 5-8 months, Noel will be an intriguing fantasy option as the Sixers' de facto starting center.
Jul 11 - 11:51 AM

Nerlens Noel blocked five shots in 25 minutes vs. the Nets on Wednesday, adding 14 points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover on 4-of-8 from the field.

He also played on Tuesday, so the back-to-back speaks volumes here. Noel has been one of the most impressive players in summer league and has been able to dominate in the paint. Of course, this is summer league and he'll have a much tougher time making his presence felt down low against the bigger, more polished players in the big league. That said, he's picking up some major momentum as a pick in fantasy drafts.
Jul 9 - 8:07 PM

Nerlens Noel had eight points, six rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 24 minutes of Tuesday's Summer League game against the Rockets.

He also tweaked an ankle but was able to play through it, although he might get Wednesday off because of it. Noel looked good and is finally healthy for the first time in his short NBA career. Look for him to be a relatively late fantasy flier for those owners looking for a cheap center this fall.
Jul 8 - 9:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Casper Ware
3Pierre Jackson
SG1Tony Wroten
2K.J. McDaniels
3Elliot Williams
4Alexey Shved
5Jordan McRae
SF1Hollis Thompson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
3Jason Richardson
4Ronald Roberts Jr.
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Brandon Davies
3Jerami Grant
4Arsalan Kazemi
5Jarvis Varnado
C1Henry Sims
2Arnett Moultrie
3Joel Embiid
4Hasheem Thabeet