NBA Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz on Nerlens Noel, John Wall and More

December 19th, 2016 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

The rumor mill is starting to crank up, even if only the same few players seem to be powering it. Below, we'll break down some of the juicier buzz around the NBA.


Nerlens Noel, C, Philadelphia 76ers

Perhaps you've heard by now that the Philadelphia 76ers have a glut of young centers and not enough playing time to accommodate all of them. After all, Nerlens Noel's anguished cries can be heard throughout the Association. 

After playing in just eight minutes against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night—with Joel Embiid playing 29 and Jahlil Okafor playing 24—Noel unleashed the full measure of his discontent upon reporters.

"I’m not an eight-minute player, so I don’t know what that’s about," he said, per Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly. "I don’t really care. I need to be on the court playing basketball. I think I’m too good to be playing eight minutes. Like, no, that’s crazy. That’s crazy. That’s crazy. They need to figure this s--t out."

Noel has been jockeying for a trade since the offseason, whi ...

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