Player Outlook

The offensive game is still very much a work in progress, but Nerlens Noel stepped into the NBA fully formed as a difference-maker on the defensive side of the floor. Noel became just the 11th player in NBA history to average at least 1.7 steals and 1.8 blocks per game last season for the 76ers, and he did it in just 30.8 minutes per game, meaning there is room to grow even from those lofty heights. Noel played like a top five Fantasy center after the All-Star break as well, averaging 13.1 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while adding 4.4 combined blocks and steals per game. Anthony Davis might be the only player in the league who can match Noel's defensive potential on the box score, and that's pretty good company to keep. He'll never be a go-to scorer, but Noel is already worth looking at in the third round in category-based Fantasy leagues on Draft Day.

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  • 76ers center Nerlens Noel, who dealt with a sore hip in Monday's practice, is in line to play in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Wizards, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Noel will start at power forward next to No. 3 overall pick Jahlil Okafor, but expect Sixers coach Brett Brown to limit his minutes in an effort to alleviate the burden on his hip.

  • 76ers center Nerlens Noel said Sunday that he's "ecstatic" to play with center Joel Embiid and that he things the pairing will be "something special," reports. "I'm ecstatic to play with Joel," Noel said. "I think it's going to be something special. The chemistry we already have, and we haven't even been on the court together, is something that's great to have. "I think things we need to work on, me personally, I need to continue to work on the shooting and be able to spread the floor a little bit, be able to knock down a 15-footer with more consistency. And as time goes on, I think Joel's going to be good. He already has touch around the basket, and he can extend his game out to 15-footers, so I think it's going to be very complimentary. Both of us having the ability to pass the ball, I think that's going to be something that people don't know too much about that's going to help us a lot." Noel averaged 9.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.8 steals while shooting 46.2 percent in 75 games during his rookie season. Embiid missed the season while recovering from a foot injury.

  • The 76ers may be without point guard Ish Smith for their season finale against the Heat, as he is dealing with a groin injury, per the team's website. In addition, the 76ers said Wednesday that center Nerlens Noel (ankle) and forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (shoulder) will not play against Miami. If the 76ers lose to the Heat, they would potentially gain Miami's lottery draft pick in addition to moving one step closer to the league's worst record and the best chance at the overall No. 1 pick.

  • 76ers coach Brett Brown said Monday that center Nerlens Noel (ankle) could play in Wednesday's season finale against the Heat, per Calkins Media.Noel missed Saturday's loss in Chicago with an ankle injury and is out for Monday against the Bucks.Noel leads the Sixers this season in rebounds (8.1 per game), blocks (1.9 per game) and steals (1.8 per game).

  • 76ers center Nerlens Noel will miss Monday's game against the Bucks. Noel was initially listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but he was listed as out on the team's injury report. He'll miss his second straight game. Noel is averaging 9.9 points and 8.1 rebounds this season.

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Career Stats

2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 75 302 46.2 0 0 140 60.9 744 9.92 23.2
3 Year Avg 38 151 46.3 0 0.0 70 60.9 372 9.79 22.8
Career 75 302 46.2 0 0.0 140 60.9 744 9.92


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  1. Jahlil Okafor