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Nerlens Noel out until at least Christmas

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01:19 PM ET 07.25 | On draft day the Philadelphia 76ers decided to pull the trigger on a trade that would send Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans in return for Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-round pick. The team knew that the shot-blocking center is coming off an ACL tear and would not be ready to go for training camp, and when Noel was introduced it was confirmed that he will not return until Christmas, at the earliest. Sixers GM Sam Hinkie and the team's priority is Noel's long-term health.

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July 25, 2013  10:32 PM ET

Great replace a bum knee center with another, while trading away their best player!!

Sounds like an awesome strategy, way to go Phillies!!!!!!

July 25, 2013  11:07 PM ET

How many times do they have to remind us of the trade? Though I dont mind cause it was a steal :)

July 26, 2013  07:22 AM ET

even money he doesn't play this season.

July 26, 2013  07:57 AM ET
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even money he doesn't play this season.

I won't take that wager. The 76'ers might already be planning to tank the 2013-2014 season to help themselves in the 2014 draft. Sit Noel this season to get him healthy, then play him along with a very good player selected in the draft.

July 26, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Better Save Your Money, Bro.

July 26, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Just make sure he doesn't go bowling during his rehab...

July 26, 2013  09:45 AM ET

it's probably better they sit him and put him through a serious regime where he can get better and also put on some weight. Them maybe he'll turn out as a solid player the following season kinda like what happened to Blake Griffin. I'm not saying he'll be the next Blake Griffin I'm just saying maybe he'll be more useful in the long run in they follow a similar blueprint.

July 26, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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it's probably better they sit him and put him through a serious regime where he can get better and also put on some weight. Them maybe he'll turn out as a solid player the following season kinda like what happened to Blake Griffin. I'm not saying he'll be the next Blake Griffin I'm just saying maybe he'll be more useful in the long run in they follow a similar blueprint.

That's a pretty good plan. They have more to lose if they play him too early. Wiggins and Smart are out there for the taking next year...

July 26, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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Great replace a bum knee center with another, while trading away their best player!!Sounds like an awesome strategy, way to go Phillies!!!!!!

Do they have a clause in his contract that he cannot bowl?

July 26, 2013  03:48 PM ET

Bynum, Act two, ready and start.....

 
July 26, 2013  06:03 PM ET
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!!

Can we agree that the "high top fade" was/is the dumbest looking haircut ever?

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