"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.
In addition, the 76ers said Wednesday that center
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.
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).
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.
Despite suffering a right ankle sprain in Wednesday’s loss to the Wizards,
Noel will sit out Saturday's game in Chicago.
“It’s a legitimate sprain and I’m still nervous,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “I don’t know if this means his season is finished."
The Sixers' season finale is Wednesday against the
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