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Nerlens Noel was finally introduced to the media on Tuesday afternoon. He may not be introduced to the 76ers’ fans on the court until 2014.
Noel was acquired by Philadelphia in a draft-night trade with the New Orleans Pelicans last month. Philadelphia acquired the rights to Noel, the sixth overall pick, and a first-round pick, which is top-five protected, for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday and a second-round choice.
Noel, the 6-foot-11-inch Everett High product who played one year at the University of Kentucky, was projected by many as the No. 1 overall selection, but tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in February.
Noel is uncertain of his return and is scheduled to visit a doctor Wednesday at the University of Pennsylvania.