Nerlens Noel expected to miss entire 2013-14 season for 76ers

The 76ers' Nerlens Noel stretches during training camp on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Philadelphia. (H. Rumph Jr/AP)

Nerlens Noel, recovering from an ACL tear in his left knee, is expected to miss the entire 2013-14 season for the 76ers.

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.