I think a lot of people are forgetting that Noel is about to hit the market for an offer sheet this offseason. He doesn't have a good enough body of work to consider a rebuilding team sinking 20+M a year into him, especially when we have 16M a year and 18M a year tied up in Deng and Mozgov.
I see the potential but I see the red flags in his game and health and apparently the Sixers and other teams do too.
If LA traded for him they have 50 games or so to figure out if he's worth cashing in on. On top of that it's been noted he wants to be a FOCAL point of a team. Think about that. This front office is trying to build a new positive winning selfless environment and then you bring in an unproven player that has it in his mind he's a star player. Think Dwight Howard in the making.
I don't think you bring that into your team at the expense of one of your good young players.