Sixers center Nerlens Noel recently changed agents, and his new representatives are working together with the team to try to find a potential trade for the disgruntled big man, writes Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Given the 76ers’ lack of leveraage, the team will have a hard time extracting decent value in any deal, and there’s no sense that anything is close right now, according to Kyler. Still, he adds that “there is some urgency to getting the public dispute resolved.” For now, Noel is not a part of the Sixers’ regular rotation.
Here’s more out of Philadelphia:
- The decision to remove Noel from the rotation drew most of the headlines, but Richaun Holmes is also the victim of the numbers game in Philadelphia, having logged back-to-back DNP-CDs. As Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer details, head coach Brett Brown suggested last night that he feels worse for Holmes than Noel, who missed the first month and a half of the season with a knee injury. “Richaun has been here since Day 1,” Brown said. “I feel that is something that’s on my mind as much as Nerlens.”
- There’s plenty of blame to go around in the Noel situation, according to Derek Bodner of PhillyMag.com, who notes that Noel, Brown, former GM Sam Hinkie, and current GM Bryan Colangelo all played a part.
- International basketball reporter David Pick has an update on Sixers draft-and-stash prospect Furkan Korkmaz, tweeting that the 2016 first-rounder – who is playing in Turkey – has been traded from Anadolu Efes to Banvit.