Check out the full article here, which ran on Philadunkia yesterday afternoon.
The hyperbole of “is this guy ever going to play for us,” became a real question for the Sixers
last season, one that was answered with a resounding ‘no.’
The Andrew Bynum debacle likely soured Sixer fans on
injuries for the foreseeable future.
One of the last things followers of the organization
want to see, aside from a Kwame Brown re-signing, is another center sitting on
the sidelines for an entire season without seeing a second of in-game action.
Especially a center with a fancy hair-do (see:
Thus, reaction was mixed when the Sixers selected
the already-injured Nerlens Noel on draft day.
serious; another one?”
Noel wasn’t expected to play until the all-star
break at the earliest anyway, but at his introductory press conference a few
weeks back it didn’t seem like the organization had set any timetable on his
“[Noel’s] long-term health is our main goal,” Hinkie
stated very vaguely, leaving little indication of when we may see the scrawny
(Noel said he weighs around 219 pounds currently) center out on the court.
However, considering the current state of the Sixers
(not very good), and their overall aspirations for the season (stink &
secure lottery picks), an argument could be made that it isn’t necessary to
bring Noel back this season.