Philadelphia 76ers rookie Nerlens Noel looked very explosive off his surgically-repaired knee during drills in recent days. Of course the drills were light and there was no opponent defending Noel, but nevertheless you can see why the 76ers are high on the 7-footer. Noel is extremely athletic and long and could develop into a dominant defensive player some day. But for now, all reporters and coaches will receive from Noel is individual drills as coach Brett Brown has made it clear that Noel has a “long ways to go” before we’ll be seeing him in any game action.
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