NEW YORK – 76ers rookie Nerlens
Noel said “there’s a possibility” he could play this season.
In an interview Monday for the
NBA channel on SiriusXM Radio, Noel said no decision has been made regarding
his availability this season. Noel has been viewed as a longshot to play while
rehabbing the torn ACL in his left knee that he incurred in February 2013 as a
freshman at Kentucky. Sixers coach Brett Brown has said that he looks at this
season as an opportunity to reconstruct the mechanics on Noel’s shot.
As for missing the whole
season, Noel said “that hasn’t been really said.”
“We’re just taking our time
with it, being cautious with things,” Noel said in the radio interview. “I’m
definitely worried about my health, but as (in) regards to the whole season,
you know, that decision hasn’t been made up. I still have to meet up with my
doctors – Dr. (James) Andrews, Dr. Kevin Wilk – and come to a conclusion with
So there’s a possibility he
might play for the Sixers?
“There’s a possibility,” Noel
Noel, 19, has not spoken to
reporters since the team’s Oct. 1 media day. Reporters have been told Noel is
unavailable for interview requests until he’s cleared to participate in 5-on-5
The Sixers (7-18) visit the
Brooklyn Nets (8-15) Monday night.
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