|(Christopher A. Vito)|
The 76ers’ Nerlens Noel
quite a display after Thursday’s practice.
The rookie center worked out with
assistant coach Greg Foster, in front of reporters for nearly a half hour. He
dunked and took hook shots with both his left and right hands, took passes from
assistant Billy Lange and backed down Foster, tossed in a few spin moves and
practiced his free throw form.
Enough for fans to get excited
over? Not so fast, said Sixers coach Brett Brown. Noel, who has yet to play
this season while continuing rehab from a February 2013 knee surgery, isn’t
close to a return. His next step is 5-on-0 scripting, in which he can make
sharper cuts and graduate to a workout beyond “shadow-boxing,” as Brown called
“The message is two-fold: Yep,
you’d be as excited as I am to project out what could be in Nerlens Noel. But
don’t get tricked,” Brown said. “There’s a long ways to go. When it happens is
anybody’s guess right now. Those are the two messages.”
Check out the videos below and
pick up Friday’s Daily Times for more on Noel.
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