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  1. So Nerlens Noel wasn’t talking about Captain America being released on 4-4-14, says he increased vertical by 3 inches

    Apr 9, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

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    Nerlens Noel can speak. We were reminded of this amazing fact yesterday when the great big hope of the Sixers spoke to the media yesterday for the first time in ages. While his coach Brett Brown wasn’t sure what the ambiguous 4-4-14 tweet was a couple of weeks back and some of us speculated on…

  2. Nope on Noel for Sixers’ “4-4-14″ game in Boston

    Apr 4, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

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    Well, we hoped that Nerlens Noel’s cryptic “4-4-14″ tweet some weeks ago was our prospect big man’s attempt to tell us something that not even his coach apparently yet knew: That he would be making his long-awaited return from injury for the Sixers’ April 4th game–incidentally, in Boston, where Noel grew up as a Celtics…

  3. Nerlens Noel played 4-on-4 today and can jump way quicker than you

    Mar 11, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT

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    We’ve heard about Nerlens Noel working on his shot with Brett Brown at practice and we’ve read the mysterious 4-4-14 tweet, but today we got some actual reporting on the Sixers rookie participating in a four-on-four practice. All signs point to impressive. Dei Lynam has the full story which includes a report on Noel’s game…

  4. What happens on April 4th, 2014?

    Mar 10, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

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    On Sunday, Sixers rookie Nerlens Noel tweeted a single date: 4-4-14. Twitter, immediately, was abuzz. What could it mean? Is Noel — who hasn’t yet suited up for an NBA game because of the torn ACL he suffered last year — plotting to finally play that day? The Sixers take on his hometown Boston Celtics…

  5. The 2013-14 76ers: So what’s left, exactly?

    Feb 21, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

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    There are 27 games remaining in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 2013-14 season, and by all estimations, it should be a long 27. Coming off a nine-game losing streak, the Sixers seem pretty unlikely to turn that around anytime soon, now missing two starters in Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes and a third rotation guy in Lavoy…

  6. You gotta see the flashy kicks Nerlens Noel was rocking at TU-UConn last night

    Feb 21, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Now that Sam Hinkie went and traded Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner, the 27 games left on the Sixers’ slate this season are going to be brutal. Not that they weren’t going to be brutal before, but even more so now without two of their old starters. One of the lone aspects of the stretch…

  7. Sixer Big Man Update: Dedmon in, Moultrie on his way, Noel on the horizon

    Jan 16, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

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    It’s been a situation in flux behind Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes in the Sixers’ frontcourt rotation this season. Royce White, Gani Lawal, Daniel Orton have all come and gone, Lavoy Allen has shuttled in and out of the lineup with various maladies, and the only guy who seems to be able to nail down…

  8. Brett Brown seems very happy with Nerlens Noel’s progress

    Dec 12, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

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    When you don’t see a guy on the court when you tune in for the Sixers every couple of nights, it’s easy to forget that they have one of the top prizes of the 2013 NBA Draft in Nerlens Noel. While Noel may not be seeing game action, he’s certainly hard at work and coach…

  9. Nerlens Noel Might Could Miss the Whole Season, Says Coach Brown

    Oct 21, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT

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    Well, at least in the last few hours, we’ve downgraded the urgency on reports out of Ohio State from “Brett Brown says Nerlens Noel will miss the whole season because his rehab is going slower than expected” to “Brett Brown says Nerlens Noel might miss the whole season just to be on the safe side.”…

  10. Take It On the Run: Up-tempo Sixers narrowly defeat Bilbao Spain in pre-season opener

    Oct 7, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

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    Whoo. You might have needed to catch your breath a bit after that surprisingly suspenseful and absolutely exhausting-looking pre-season opener for the Philadelphia Sixers in Bilbao, Spain, in which the Liberty Ballers managed to just escape a loss with a fourth-quarter surge to take the lead, and then a couple clutch Spencer Hawes free throws…

  11. Nerlens Noel: A Top 25 Player By 2017?

    Aug 19, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

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    The good folks over at SB Nation recently assembled a team of heavy hitters to make some projections about the NBA landscape four years from now, compiling their predicted list of the Top 100 Players in the NBA for the year 2017. Such an exercise is obviously short on empirical study and long on intuitive…

  12. Oh By the Way, 76ers Still Without a Head Coach – Does It Matter or No?

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    It’s a slow news day. The Phillies are off tonight and have drifted deep into no man’s land anyway, the Eagles held another open practice today at the Linc earlier but kept things light, and the Flyers and 76ers are firmly entrenched in their respective offseasons. That being said, we could probably talk about the…

  13. Watch Nerlens Noel Dance Gangnam Style with Children

    Jul 30, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

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    I’m no doctor, but I’m gonna go ahead and say Nerlens Noel is on the way to recovery from his torn ACL, at least well enough to teach kids at John Calipari’s ProCamps the important lessons of teamwork, leadership, and Gangnam Style. Who is having more fun at ProCamps, the little ones or Nerlens Noel?…

  14. Finalized Trades, Coach Interviews, Anticipated Hibernation: A Non-MCW Sixers News Roundup

    Jul 13, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

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    That Boy Jrue sure seemed to enjoy his honeymoon, as his vacation with new bride Lauren Cheney ended up delaying his trade to New Orleans–which could technically have been made official on Wednesday–until yesterday, when he finally became a Pelican, being formally introduced as the team’s new point guard. As previously reported, Holiday’s departure (along…

  15. Nerlens Noel Talks About his Fresh Prince Flattop to GQ

    Jun 29, 2013, 9:21 AM EDT

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    Now this is a story all about how A Wildcat’s life got flipped-turned upside down… Now that the drama of the NBA Draft has slowed, we can focus on a small little detail that may have gotten lost in the shuffle—fashion.  With a new draft class comes a new era in the NBA Style Wars,…

  16. The Evster Breaks Down the NBA Lottery

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Little known fact: every blog post on this website must be about Philadelphia. I once failed to mention Thaddeus Young in a post about who has the smoothest calves in the NBA (it’s Udonis Haslem) and Enrico banned me from the site for three months. I wasn’t even sure what he meant — was I…

  17. Jrue Holiday addresses Philadelphia and New Orleans fans on Facebook

    Jun 28, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Thaddeus Young tweeted: OMG …. — Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) June 28, 2013 Congrats to all the draftees tonight…. Sad to see @jrue_holiday11 go… Welcome @nerlensnoel3 and @mcw1… #sixernation goodnight — Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) June 28, 2013 Andre Iguodala tweeted: You next??? “@yungsmoove21: OMG ….” — Andre Iguodala (@andre) June 28, 2013 Evan Turner tweeted: Wait,…

  18. Quotable: Sam Hinkie on the Sixers’ ‘Big Moment’ and ‘One Gut-Wrenching Phone Call’

    Jun 28, 2013, 2:14 AM EDT

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    After a pre-draft media blackout and one hell of a shakeup on Thursday night, Sixers GM Sam Hinkie finally sat down to address the media a little after 1 a.m. on Friday. Hinkie prefaced by saying that he could not discuss certain specifics — like the one topic everyone wants to talk about, the trade…

  19. Nerlens and MCW, But No More Jrue: Some Thoughts on What It All Means for the Sixers

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

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    First of all, and this will certainly be far from the last gushing eulogy I write for his time on the Sixers, let me just say one more time for the record: I LOVE Jrue Holiday. He was, without a doubt, the best thing about watching the Sixers the last four years, from his days…

  20. Video: Let’s All Watch Nerlens Noel Get His Draft Night Haircut, Profess His Love of the Fresh Prince

    Jun 27, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

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    Just days before the draft, NBA TV accompanied Nerlens Noel to a barbershop in New York to get his amazing flatop top tightened up for prime time. Where did he get the inspiration for such an impressive ‘do? “Me and one of my best friends growing up, we got [the look] together, we both loveed…

  21. Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel: The Rebuild Is Officially On

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

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    Oh man. In a draft that saw a #1 pick absolutely nobody expected, the Sixers have still pulled off the shocker of the night by trading their young All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel, the Kentucky power forward selected sixth in the draft. Noel, a defensive prospect, was…

  22. Reports: Sixers Trade Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT

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    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…