TAG: Nerlens Noel

NBA / Aug 27, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Results From the 2013 NBA Rookie Survey: Kobe Bryant Named Favorite Player

Cody Zeller, Kelly Olynyk, Victor Oladipo

During the NBA’s 2013 Rookie photo shoot, where we put together the 2013 Rookie mix-tape, the newest entrants to the league were asked to fill out a survey. The results of that questionnaire were published yesterday by NBA.com, and they might surprise you. One thing is clear after the final tally: the NBA youngsters love Kobe Bryant despite his age. Read More »

NBA / Jul 8, 2013 / 5:00 pm

How Nerlens Noel Needs To Change His Game In Philadelphia

Nerlens Noel. (photo. UK Athletics/Chet White)

Nerlens Noel, the consensus No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft all the way up until the actual draft, has the upside and potential to be one of the greatest big men ever for the 76ers. However, that depends on a few big factors and so far, he’s nowhere near ready to take on the mantle of becoming one of the greatest the City of Brotherly Love has seen on the low block. Read More »

High School, Video / Jul 3, 2013 / 10:15 am

Here’s 1:30 Of Nerlens Noel Blocking Everything In Sight In High School

Nerlens Noel

An official mixtape of Nerlens Noel from his high school days plays out exactly like you would think: he dunks and blocks everything in sight. The rookie was a part of the most shocking move from NBA Draft night, and hopes to be ready to hit the floor by the holidays. I’m sure Sixers fans could grow to love this. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 1, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Trey Burke Leads The Top 10 Fantasy Rookies For Next Season

Trey Burke

Rookies are the ultimate unknowns in fantasy basketball. They are the definition of boom or bust for your team. A lot of times, the top picks from the actual NBA Draft become overrated after being gossiped about all summer long while a rookie on the bottom of the roster takes advantage of an injury or two and works his way into fantasy relevance. Either way, an adjustment period is expected for all. Read More »

NBA / Jul 1, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Here’s Why The Jrue Holiday Trade Was A Move The Sixers Had To Make

Jrue Holiday

In Malcolm Gladwell’s 2005 book, Blink, he tells the story of the Getty kouros, a statue brought to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Southern California. Before the purchase of the statue (said to be going for around $10 million), Thomas Hoving, a former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, blessed the statue with his presence. Hoving was known for jotting down the first word that came to his mind whenever he saw something he had never seen prior. On this day, he wrote down the word, “fresh.” As he put it, “fresh is not the right reaction to have to a 2,000-year-old statue.” Read More »

The Best Tweets, Videos & Hair From NBA Draft Night

Victor Oladipo

The 2013 NBA Draft was possibly the wildest we’ve ever seen. It beat Darko getting selected ahead of Carmelo. It beat Kwame going No. 1. It beat Stephon Marbury crying, Jalen Rose‘s suit and even the whole Steve Francis/Vancouver debacle. It was pure entertainment, right from the very beginning. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 28, 2013 / 12:00 pm

5 Winners & 5 Losers From The 2013 NBA Draft, Starring Risk-Takers Philly & Charlotte

Nerlens Noel

Headlined at the top by Cleveland’s super surprising selection of combo forward Anthony Bennett at No. 1, the 2013 NBA Draft was full of surprises. That made this piece harder to write than usual. Between the record influx of international players and the never-ending trades, we won’t get an official reading on this draft for a long time. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 28, 2013 / 11:15 am

The Fantasy Doctor Breaks Down Which Rookies You Have To Draft Next Year

Anthony Bennett

The 2013 NBA Draft was shocking to say the least, with two of it’s projected top picks (Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore) dropping out of the top five. It takes a lot for rookies to have fantasy value right away, but like always, anything is possible in due time. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2013 / 8:14 pm

2013 NBA Draft: New Orleans Selects Nerlens Noel With The No. 6 Pick

Nerlens Noel

5. New Orleans: Nerlens Noel – Kentucky 7-0, C 19 years old, Freshman

Noel finally finds a home in New Orleans. It’ll be interesting to see how the Kentucky connection — with Anthony Davis — can play together. It could work. They’ll be slight, but they can definitely move and block shots. Offensively, it’ll definitely work. Davis has already shown he can make jumpers, so Noel can do the dirty work on the offensive glass. Read More »

College, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 25, 2013 / 5:30 pm

Dime Mock Draft 5.0: Ben McLemore Slides Out Of The Top 5 Picks

Ben McLemore

Does this draft class suck? Well, more than a few “experts” maintain it’s not one of the best you’ll ever see. That being said, we don’t really know what’ll happen until these young fellas get drafted and hit the floor. There are plenty of teams that could use Ben McLemore or Anthony Bennett or Alex Len. Now, after the lottery, we have a better grip on which teams will get them. Read More »