#3 Nerlens Noel, Sixers

We waited a long time to see how Noel would perform after recovering from a torn ACL. And while it’s way to premature to suggest his injury problems are definitely behind him, Noel’s outstanding performance at Summer League is very encouraging for Philadelphia’s long-term vision. As highlighted prior to the 2013 NBA Draft, in which he was the sixth overall pick, Noel has an active motor, is very aggressive around the rim and seems to have more tools offensively than originally thought. It’s hard to foresee what a Noel/Joel Embiid tandem will look like, but if health doesn’t prevent development, the two together could be unconquerable.

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