It’s no secret that Nerlens Noel does not figure to be with the Philadelphia 76ers much longer. After being mentioned in trade rumors throughout the offseason, the No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft (and the first exciting acquisition of the Sam Hinkie “Process”) returned to action last week after missing the start of the season while recovering from knee surgery. Yet Noel saw very few minutes in his second game, causing him to rightfully argue that he’s “too good to be playing eight minutes” and to request that the Sixers “figure this s— out” after Friday’s 100-89 home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
As our Kelly Dwyer wrote on Saturday, Noel’s especially blunt and frustrated reaction was fully warranted. A player who looked like a future All-Defensive Team candidate as a rookie deserves better.
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