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Despite setback, Noel unveiling in the offing

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07:04 AM ET 07.23 | On Tuesday afternoon, 76ers GM Sam Hinkie will introduce rookie center Nerlens Noel. The Sixers acquired the rights to Noel, the sixth overall pick, in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans for NBA all-star point guard Jrue Holiday during the NBA draft on June 27. The trade became official on July 12. Noel, a 6-foot-11, 206-pounder who left Kentucky after one season, was a candidate for the first overall pick before slipping to sixth. He won't be ready to play until December at the earliest after suffering a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee. Before that, Noel was having an outstanding campaign, averaging 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 4.4 blocked shots while shooting 59 percent from the field.

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July 23, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Good Luck To You, Bro.

July 23, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Another Camby-lite...

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July 23, 2013  11:25 AM ET

He needs to bulk up and bad. You cant be 206 pounds and playing down low, youll get pushed around like a sack of potatoes

July 23, 2013  11:25 AM ET
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As a #6 pick vs #1 pick, the pressure is off....So get healthy, eat and let's see what he ends up being.I personally don't think he's going to be anything, but its up to him

Oden-lite. Just don't do the p 0rn thing please.

 
July 23, 2013  12:09 PM ET
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He needs to bulk up and bad. You cant be 206 pounds and playing down low, youll get pushed around like a sack of potatoes

That really is all I saw in this article -- Wow , 6'11 - 206 lbs ??? never seen much of the kid but I'm assuming he looks like a smaller version of Manute Bol - a twig with large sneakers.

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