Nerlens Noel Not Satisfied with His Playing Time
Back on the court for simply his second round of the season, Philadelphia 76ers focus Nerlens Noel communicated disappointment over his constrained playing time in Friday night’s 100-89 misfortune to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Noel, who made his season make a big appearance Sunday subsequent to recuperating from offseason knee surgery just to sprain his left lower leg and miss Wednesday’s amusement, had two focuses in eight minutes against the Lakers. A while later, he publicized his disappointment.
“I believe I’m too great to play eight minutes,” said Noel, the No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft. “That is insane. Need to figure this s – out.” Noel missed the initial 23 diversions of the season in the wake of experiencing surgery to his left side knee in late October. He scored eight focuses in 10 minutes in his eagerly awaited season make a big appearance Sunday against the Detroit Pistons however left the amusement in the primary half with a left lower leg sprain and did not return.
Friday’s amusement denoted the first run through the Sixers had every one of the three of their pined for huge men – Noel, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor – accessible together in the meantime. Okafor, picked third in the 2015 draft, began close by Embiid for the second time. He had 14 focuses. The couple likewise began in Wednesday’s 123-114 misfortune to the Raptors, and Embiid, the No. 3 pick in 2014, had his most noticeably bad diversion as a master, counting a season-low nine focuses.
Embiid and Okafor didn’t look exceptionally agreeable together on the floor once more. Both common focuses, Embiid propelled to the power spot to suit Okafor. “Never from the start to the end did you have an inclination that you were in a cadence or stream,” 76ers mentor Brett Brown said. “It doesn’t shock me. It disheartens me, however it doesn’t astonish me.”