I couldn’t resist the title, I’m sorry.
In all seriousness though, at some point soon the trade sending Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel and a 2014 protected first-round draft-pick will be made official. And when it is, Nerlens Noel and his flat-top officially will be taking their talents to south Philly. And Noel already is pretty sure what number he is going to be rocking in Philly.
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) July 10, 2013
I loved the pickup of Noel. I have warmed up and now embrace the idea of tanking next season. And I think the fact that Nerlens Noel is coming to Philadelphia with a chip on his shoulder is a good sign. He has immense talent defensively and can be a top five center in the future, if he develops his raw offensive game. And pair him with Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker, and you start to have a foundation for a championship team.