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Reports: Sixers Trade Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel

Jun 27, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT

Whoa. Talk about a splash. The Sixers have reportedly traded Jrue Holiday and their 42nd overall tonight for Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel and the Pelicans 1st round pick in 2014, according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski.

More coming…


  1. Guest - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    As some one who tuned into the Draft tonight hoping to see McCollum go to the Sixers and some one trying to gain interest in the Sixers this is very disappointing. Guess I won’t care about the Sixers again (unless they take CJ).

  2. OCHO5 - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Jrue Holiday alone should have done it? What the f***

    • lahoe819 - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:34 PM

      at least they get the first round pick of another rebuilding team for next year, hopefully a deeper draft. but still gah.

  3. lahoe819 - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Wow what a terrible terrible terrible move…… You’re talking about tremendous upside franchise building block in Jrue and a gamble in Noel who is coming off ACL surgery, or some other knee surgery which is still serious, one season removed from another big man wasting away for a year dealing with, what was it again… oh yea, KNEE ISSUES. Ugh I was so excited about what they could do with this draft and this is literally the ONLY step they could make that was a step backwards. WHAT THE HELL IS HINKE THINKING?!?!?! Jrue is on a bargain deal!!!! GAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Joe - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:34 PM


  5. Matt S. - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Idk how I feel about this… if the Pelicans suck like they should even with Jrue and the Sixers tank then you have 2 lottery picks in whats supposed to be a STACKED draft. On the other hand they just traded the face of the franchise.

    • lavagasm - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      Pick is top three protected. If it lands in the top three, the pelicans get it back.

      • Matt S. - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

        Didn’t know that initially thanks. Hopefully that pick turns into a top 10 NO isn’t quite there yet.

    • Lol - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      Sixers trade the face of the franchise every 3 years or so. They don’t want fans getting attached.

  6. lynhanddave - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    What??? This is crazy. And now McCollum is gone. Craziest draft ever.

    • lynhanddave - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      Sixers get the pick? This trade is looking much less bad suddenly.

      • lahoe819 - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:43 PM

        yea, still really was excited about his development this last year and his entire time with the sixers. pity. couldnt give em evan turner? lol

  7. lahoe819 - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    woulda liked to see mccollum who went to school around where im from and just a bit north of philly at lehigh go to the sixers

  8. lahoe819 - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    alright, not a terrible pick. but no Jrue

  9. lahoe819 - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    MCW, Noel, 2 first rounders next year…. that’s not terrible…. add a healthy Bynum? thats alright.

    • Matt S. - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      I don’t think there’s any chance they’re adding Bynum now. Seems like we’re going into rebuild mode. I’d expect the Sixers to be a lottery team next year which is fine by me.

      • nyphilsphan - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM

        Yup. Look at the blueprint of teams that have built through the draft. Hanging onto stars is not how it’s done. Yeah, he’s young, but we need to TANK, TANK, TANK, and stock up on high-ceiling guys, like Noel.

        If anyone thought this team was winning this season (or next), they were fooling themselves.

  10. Kelvin - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    I’m actually liking this trade a little. 2 draft picks next year in a stacked class. Noel will give us some front court size when he is back and Williams and Turner in the backcourt will have size as well. Sucks losing Holliday though as he was a great player.

    • nyphilsphan - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      Careful. You’re making too much sense. Some people around here will say that you’re “just trying to sound smart”.

      • Kelvin - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

        I’ll say this too. Most new GM’s would just come in and try to hold the status quo. This was a swing for the fences type move. I can appreciate that.

    • Larry - Jun 27, 2013 at 11:20 PM

      One, the first round pick next year is lottery protected. Terrible. Who wants any first rounder outside of the lottery picks? Terrible trade. It was a money dump by owners. Pretty obvious now that Jrue was about the only great player on the team (Thad is solid). And they owe Jrue 40 million over 4 years.

      Seriously, would you trade an all star caliber guard for a player who may or may not make it. For a player who when they are good, won’t be good for another 3 years (and may sign with a different team by then).

      Jrue was humble, smart, and always getting better in his time here. I loved watching his slip in and score sneakly past defenders. Jrue, good luck to you. You might just have been saved from enduring bad team year after year here. I hope at some point you end up on a championship caliber team and get to shine nationally.

      • Enrico Campitelli Jr. - Jun 27, 2013 at 11:26 PM

        Where did you hear it is lottery protected? Pretty sure it’s only top 1-3 protected.

      • lahoe819 - Jun 28, 2013 at 6:31 PM

        it’s top 5 protected.

  11. Raji - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Awesome trade. He’ll wit jru. He didn’t make anyone better. Turner is so much better than holiday as a play maker. Jru is a gun can’t run offense and makes crack head decisions. We got Noel. (Projected top 3 pick) mcw (obv a beast ) and next years pick. And we prob gonna keep Bynum see what he can do. We might crush. Pelicans suck !

    • lahoe819 - Jun 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM

      I stopped reading at “Turner is so much better than Holiday…” Oh really? Is that why Jrue was selected by the coach of the All Star Team to play in that game as opposed to ET. And why Jrue has actually progressed in his time in the league… As the move settles in I am more accepting of this move but I still HATE that it’s top 5 protected. That basically means if we’re gonna have to deal both draft picks for anything in the top 5, unless our pick wins the lotto. Time will tell how this move should be viewed.

  12. Ez$ - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    This is a great move. If you look at the pool of point guards in the NBA its super top heavy and then gets mediocre in a hurry. Jrue isn’t even top 15 at his position. And he never will be. His all star status is based on his volume scoring. Which other NBA GMs love.

    So we are getting the projected top pick, who plays a position offering far more value, and a lottery next year for a guy with more perceived value than actual value. To me Hinkie is showing that he knows what he is doing if he can continuously fleece the boneheaded GMs in the NBA.

    • Ez$ - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      In spite of his injury Noel will win more games for us in half a season than Jrue did in an entire season last year for us,

      Unless you have the best player in the world on your team – Lebron*cough* – you need an elite center to win in the NBA

      • Larry - Jun 27, 2013 at 11:31 PM

        really EZ$? Who was the elite center on the mavericks when they won in 2011? Who was center on the celtics 2007 team? heat 2005? Doleac? Pistons 2003?

        Teams need great players. Holiday at 23 years of age is pretty damn good. Good luck developing another player. It can happen. And noel can be good, but its a risk I’m not ready to take.

        I hope my son doesn’t make me take him to a game next year. But if he does, I’ll see if they will let me return his holiday jersey and swap out for his new favorite sixer…whoever that may be.


      • Ez$ - Jun 28, 2013 at 12:11 AM

        Tyson Chandler, Kevin Garnett, Shaq, and Ben Wallace. Those guys were all top 3 at their positions

  13. Lol - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Well, it’s not like the Sixers ever make bad trades or anything.

  14. Alec - Jun 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Can someone tell me how the pick next year works??

    • Jay D - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:40 AM

      read this elsewhere….

      The pick the Sixers received from the Pelicans is reportedly top 5 protected, which means the Pelicans would hold onto their pick if they finish in the bottom five and, for the Sixers, it would defer to the next season.

  15. sixers suck - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Wtf were the sixers thinking

  16. got dam sixers - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Why would they trade the best player for damaged goods that’s all they do is get damaged Goods. Shit they got c web when he was hurt they got Bynum when he was hurt lol even Mashburn an van horn my point is this what the sixers do we should just accept the fact that the front office are fuck ups.


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