Nerlens Noel is beginning to come into his own as an NBA player, potential Rookie of the Year, and defensive power. Much was made about Noel’s longtime friendship and relationship with former Sixer Michael Carter-Williams, but Noel really stepped his game up since MCW became a Buck. And he’s meshing really well with current starting point guard Ish Smith. In fact, 20.3% of Ish Smith’s passes as a Sixer have been to Nerlens Noel, and Noel shoots 71.2% on shots taken after those passes. So it makes sense that Nerlens is excited. But this still has to hurt:
Sorry MCW, Tony Wroten, Isaiah Canaan, Tim Frazier, Larry Drew, and part-time Alexey Shved and JaKarr Sampson.