Noel played 26 minutes in the exhibition game against the Magic, and looked dominant at times against rookies and other fringe NBA players. He scored 19 points on 6 of 11 shooting, with two rebounds, three assists and four steals. Noel also went 7 for 7 from the free-throw line, a promising sign after he shot just 52.9 percent from the free-throw line at Kentucky.
"I've been 100 percent for months now," Noel said. "I feel great and continue to get stronger in all parts of my body, just continuing my growth really. I will be playing in summer games and summer league."
Noel has progressed to 4-on-4 halfcourt work and one-on-one drills as part of his recovery, but there remains no timetable for him to possible return.
Noel has been out since February 2013 after tearing his ACL with the University of Kentucky. He has yet to participate in 5-on-5 activities at practice but has been gradually increasing his activity on the court.
Noel is recovering from a torn ACL, which he suffered in his lone season at the University of Kentucky. Noel wasn't really expected to play this season, but was never officially ruled out for the remainder of the season. The 76ers are 15-47 on the year and will likely not rush him back into action unless he's absolutely healthy and physically ready to return.
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