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Noel will play against Rockets

ORLANDO - Nerlens Noel will play in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. Orlando Pro Summer League contest against the Houston Rockets.

Noel will play against Rockets

76ers center Nerlens Noel. (Akira Suwa/Staff Photographer)
76ers center Nerlens Noel. (Akira Suwa/Staff Photographer)

ORLANDO - Nerlens Noel will play in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. Orlando Pro Summer League contest against the Houston Rockets.

The 76ers 6-foot-11 center sat out Sunday’s 84-73 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder for precautionary reasons. The Sixers just don’t want to overwork Noel, who on Saturday played in his first game in 17 months following a knee injury in his lone season at Kentucky.

“I’m just glad that I got back on the court,” Noel said. “Now, I know there are not many limitations. It’s a long future, and just being steady now with this summer league and not overdoing anything.”

The 20-year-old rookie is focused on improving his shot and adding seven pounds of muscle to his 223-pound frame by the season.

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Noel had game highs of 19 points and four steals to go with three assists and a blocked shot in an 83-77 setback to the Magic on Saturday.

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Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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