There was talk back in June that the Philadelphia 76ers were looking to unload one of their young frontcourt players to address the need for a veteran presence in the lineup as well as give more playing time to those who the front office believe are worthy of it.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) team currently has a surplus of up-and-coming young stars in its frontline, including the finally healthy Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel. Of those three, Noel turns out to be the most viable prospect for a trade, judging primarily on his latest tweet below:
In a social media world where everything posted online could mean a million things, it’s really hard to fathom how serious Boston and Philadelphia really are in trying to make this trade happen. But the thing is there really is no proof or even the slightest clue that the 22-year-old big man is really on the trading block.
Well, Comcast Sports New England is under the impression that the Sixers and Celtics are really looking at the possibility of a trade involving Noel, but the publication admits that it currently does not have a lot of traction for the moment. The report also mentioned that although the former University of Kentucky star did not publicly or privately asked for a trade, he still is “very open” to being traded should his team feel like doing it.
But with the Celtics succeeding in luring former All-Star Al Horford to join them this offseason, it may actually be already a long shot for Noel to have the opportunity to play for his hometown. Nevertheless, the NBA is one place where the impossible could happen in a blink of an eye. Look at how things turned around in the entire league when Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors.