Since undergoing the knife to repair the damage on March 12, Noel has been tentatively slated to resurface at some point around Christmas.
“I want to be 100 percent confident not only physically, but mentally coming back from it,” said Noel, 19, who has been running and taking layups for nearly two months.
Although unlikely, 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie hasn’t dismissed sitting Noel for the entire 2013-2014 campaign.
Quick, fast, athletic and an amazing leaper and finisher around the rim, Noel has the potential to mature into one of the league’s premier big men within a few years.
Destined for a miserable season with or without The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s brother, Nerlens Noel should “be 100 percent confident” before even being considered by Philly’s suits.by