Player News - 76ers

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Daniel Orton (strained calf) is playing for the Wizards in the Las Vegas Summer League, but he didn't practice on Sunday and is listed as day-to-day.

Orton's injury is "mild" but he may also just be out of shape -- in his only game in Vegas he scored four points, turned the ball over four times and committed six personal fouls in 17 minutes. Whether or not he earns a guaranteed NBA contract this season, Orton isn't worth fantasy owners' attention.
Jul 13 - 3:54 PM

Casper Ware will not play vs. the Jazz on Saturday.

He ranked second in Orlando Pro Summer League at 19.0 points per game for the 76ers. Ware was one of the handful of esoteric guys on the team last year, but couldn't hold a regular role. He could get in the rotation due to Pierre Jackson tearing his Achilles.
Jul 12 - 9:31 PM

K.J. McDaniels (ankle) will not play on Saturday vs. Utah.

He rolled his ankle vs. the Nets on Wednesday and it's likely swelled up on him. McDaniels was trying to play through it, which looks like a mistake right now. Hopefully he'll be back out there soon after turning heads in Orlando.
Jul 12 - 9:28 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

Former Bulls forward Andres Nocioni has agreed to a two-year contract with Real Madrid.

He'll fill a need at the forward position left by the departure of PF Nikola Mirotic, who is close to signing his first NBA contract with the Bulls. Nocioni hasn't played in the NBA since 2011-12 and it's safe to assume we won't see him in uniform in the U.S. again.
Source: Marca.com
Jul 12 - 9:17 AM

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

Michael Carter-Williams says his rehabilitation is going better than expected and that he's already shooting, and ahead of schedule after right shoulder surgery on May 6.

"I'm back to shooting," said MCW. "I have full extension and everything. So I'm ahead of schedule." While there have been some random trade rumors out there about the Rookie of the Year, all signs point to the Sixers being committed to him. We're not expecting him to go anywhere. Additionally, his shoulder has been bothering him for two years, so this procedure should have a big impact on how he feels on the court going forward.
Jul 9 - 11:09 PM

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

K.J. McDaniels rolled his left ankle vs. the Nets on Wednesday and will not return.

He tried to play through it, but he went to the locker room with a little hitch in his giddy up after a few possessions. McDaniels has played terrific ball while in Orlando and he's put himself on the radar in several formats.
Jul 9 - 5:41 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

Nerlens Noel will play in Tuesday's Orlando Pro Summer League game vs. the Rockets.

The 76ers rested him on Sunday in the second half of a back-to-back set. Noel was fantastic in his debut on Saturday, scoring 19 points with four steals and a block. He looked spry and showed some decent offensive moves. He's a good bet to start for the 76ers next season and is on the radar as a value pick in fantasy drafts.
Jul 7 - 10:47 AM

Sixers SF Hollis Thompson (sore left knee) will not play in Sunday's Summer League game.

There is no indication that Thompson's injury is serious and it makes sense to rest him in a mid-summer exhibition with nothing at stake but player development. Philly is also holding out Nerlens Noel for purely precautionary reasons.
Jul 6 - 5:07 PM

The 76ers will rest Nerlens Noel for Sunday's summer league game vs. the Thunder.

The 76ers organization will handle Noel with kid gloves, and not much should be read into this, as it's just a precautionary move and a summer league game. Noel was impressive in his summer league debut, racking up 19 points, fours steals, and a block. The 76ers next game is on Tuesday, and Noel should be considered probable for that one.
Jul 6 - 11:11 AM

Sixers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce liked what he saw of Nerlens Noel during his summer league debut.

"He had a couple of steals in the pick and roll coverage," Pierce said. "That was one of the things that we talked about. He’s got great hands. We want him to be disciplined, we want him to be quick, we want him to be athletic. He’s got great quickness with his hands and his feet and he’s got great timing as a defender." Noel was projected to be the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 draft, but injury caused him to slide. That doesn't change the fact he is an extremely talented young big man, and he may be ready to contribute solid defensive stats in his first NBA season.
Jul 6 - 8:55 AM

Nerlens Noel was outstanding in his first professional action on Saturday, scoring 19 points with two boards, three assists, four steals and one block.

He shot 6-of-11 from the field and made all seven attempts from the line. Noel had some quickness to his game and his offense was much better than anticipated. If all goes well, he could be a big factor in an up-tempo Philly offense. His prospective fantasy owners shouldn't overreact, but he may have put himself in the mid-round conversation.
Jul 5 - 3:02 PM


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