Nerlens Noel, recovering from an ACL tear in his left knee, is expected to miss the entire 2013-14 season for the 76ers.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) October 21, 2013
Sixers coach Brett Brown made the remarks before Monday's preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Sixers acquired Noel via a trade in the June draft, sending All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans.
The 6-foot-11 rookie tore his anterior cruciate ligament back in February during his freshman season at Kentucky.
Before the injury, Noel averaged 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.4 blocked shots.