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#1 Majesty


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 03:52 PM



The Philadelphia 76ers are now expecting to hold first-round draft pick Nerlens Noel out for the entire upcoming season as he recovers from knee surgery, coach Brett Brown said Monday.


"I doubt, everybody doubts that he's going to play this year," Brown said before the Sixers played the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. "We don't want to waste this year. I think from a skill perspective, it's an opportunity for us to break down his shot, really work on his free throws and start a little bit from ground zero."


It was not originally the Sixers' plan to sit Noel, the No. 7 overall pick who had surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee last March, for the entire season. He first suffered the injury last Feb. 12 while playing for the Kentucky Wildcats.



Who knows, maybe he'll be healthy halfway through and still practice with the team, pull a Blake Griffin and come into his first year as really his 'second' year.  May be the best thing for him. 


But wow that's a blow to Philly, giving up Jrue for him.

"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen." 

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 03:53 PM

first bynum now noel haha



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Posted October 21, 2013 - 04:09 PM

Tough luck, can see why he was passed up though.


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 04:36 PM

Regardless it actually helps them as far as drafting is concerned which is their main objective now.

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 04:49 PM

You couldn't help but raise an eyebrow when they were so eager to get rid of Bynum only to draft Noel. Hope he gets healthy though.

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 05:16 PM

Philly is in great shape.

I hope Andrew Wiggins likes cheesesteaks and the Eagles.

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 06:40 PM

Wiggins, Turner, Noel, and Salary Cap Space is pretty nice.  Great turn around after losing such a tremendous Center and talented youngster in Andrew Bynum............................. hahahaha

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 06:43 PM

Devastating loss. No longer a threat to Miami. But in all seriousness as mentioned, this should only help them suck even more to get a better draft pick. Not too bad. Sucks for Noel though the player. You never wanna' see guys get hurt.


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 06:52 PM

He was really raw on the offensive side. Philly is sangin Wiggins or Parker next draft. If Utah doesn't beat them to it or the league gives it to the a Bobcats.

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 08:10 PM

Poor 76ers

Mike D'Antoni is GARBAGE.

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 10:10 PM

Maybe it will be like Blake Griffin where he'll come in next year fully healthy 



But they will certainly suck, wonder if they give up on Turner moving forward


on a some what related note..I can see Jrue holiday as a Laker

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Best thing to do. Let him recover, get stronger, work on the fundamentals of the game for a year, footwork, free throw shooting, etc. He ain't missing anything, adding Noel wasn't going to transform them into a contender. Let him get right, get another lottery pick, keep building through the draft



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Posted October 21, 2013 - 10:19 PM

on a some what related note..I can see Jrue holiday as a Laker

After seeing PB abuse him the way he did, no thanks, but more importantly, he's horribly inconsistent, but often consistent in having horrid shooting games.


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 10:54 PM

This is actually a smart move from the sixers. Noel, with a bit of muscle, could be a game-changing center and they don't want him to get injured again in a season where they're trying to bottom out.


Jrue Holiday was a solid piece to have, but with the current roster and the pieces they were able go get, and with the whole Bynum fiasco, they weren't going anywhere. They accepted that fact, took the consequence and started to rebuild.


With Noel and a top pick, their future actually looks pretty bright.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 05:07 AM

Just went from about 24 wins...to 20. How many more ping pong balls is that?

Praying for 1. Kobe's Health (a special 20th season, like he deserves), 2. Draft Picks Ballin (they better. Seems half the team hasnt played in league) 3. Miracle Move (We still need 2 more impact guys, but Bass and Lou are solid moves), 4. Hibbert (trimming down, change of scenery and attitude sorely needed) 5. Upshaw (If he works out, mitch and jim and ryan deserve major kudos as the risk is minimal). Staples (some renewed energy in that building, been a total morgue last couple years)




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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:36 AM

After seeing PB abuse him the way he did, no thanks, but more importantly, he's horribly inconsistent, but often consistent in having horrid shooting games.

Jrue isn't a franchise player the way Philly tried to make him. That's not the role he would be in as a Laker. He is a good young pG, with a myriad of skills, and a humble kid.




He can shoot enough and he can break down the defenses 



I saw Brandon Knight abused last season, doesn't mean he wouldn't be a good addition to the Lakers



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 12:38 PM

Poor kid. I'll never forget his face on draft night. They kept showing it over & over as he kept getting passed up by other teams. 




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Posted October 22, 2013 - 12:39 PM

^ He shouldn't have scared teams off with that entourage of his. He's partly to blame as well.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 01:45 PM

Poor 76ers?

They knew he was a gamble on draft day. There's a reason he dropped so far. They should've done better research. Poorly run organization.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 02:31 PM

They are going to shut him down for the season and suck for Wiggins.


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