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Last season, the Philadelphia 76ers had to pay the New Orleans Pelicans $3M in recompense for not disclosing Jrue Holiday's injury history.
The Celtics are already moving and shaking.
Earlier this week, we caught up with Karl-Anthony Towns to talk about the NBA Draft, video games, and the evolution of big men in the NBA.
Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Clarkson highlight the All-Rookie Teams, a group that doesn't accurately portray strength of the rookie class.
The former No. 1 overall pick will become the first Minnesota Timberwolves player to receive the honor.
We has through the NBA candidates for Rookie of the Year to see if Flip Saunders is right that Andrew Wiggins is the prohibitive favorite.
Nerlens Noel is one of the most disruptive rookie defenders of all-time, and he just dropped 30 points on arguably the league's most talented frontcourt. Still don't think the future is bright for the Philadelphia 76ers?
The Philadelphia 76ers were favored for the first time all season against the New York Knicks, and lived up to Vegas' expectations with a 97-81 win. Plays like this from Nerlens Noel are the main reason why.
22-year-old Frenchman, Rudy Gobert, got into a tiff with Nerlens Noel on Friday, but Rudy doesn't need to jaw with a peer to prove himself.
Nerlens Noel isn't exactly a behemoth – the lithe rookie is listed at a perhaps generous 228 pounds. And considering his well-established shot-blocking prowess, the best way to challenge him mano-a-mano really might be trying to power right through him. But Valanciunas doesn't have the length or explosive athletic ability to take a hit from Noel and stay elevated, let alone rise above him.
Nerlens Noel averaged 1.0 block per game in November. He swatted 1.5 shots in December, 2.2 in January, and is notching an impressive 2.8 blocks in February. Just what will the Philadelphia 76ers rookie rim-protector do for March?
Rudy Gobert had already embarrassed Nerlens Noel by absolutely swallowing the ambitious rookie's dunk attempt. The strut and stare-down that follows is down emasculating.
The Philadelphia 76ers aren't nearly as bad as casual NBA fans believe they are.
The Atlanta Hawks won their nineteenth consecutive game last night, setting a NBA record for most victories (17) over a calendar month in the process.
The gift and curse of first-year players is that their evolution is fluid.
Brook Lopez is hardly known for his explosive athleticism.
Jared Sullinger isn't exactly a high-flier.
Last night Nerlens Noel dropped Eric Bledsoe to the hardwood not more than 30 seconds into the Suns-76ers game in Philadelphia.