No Contract Extension for Nerlens Noel?


On Tuesday, 76ers General Manager Bryan Colangelo said that the team and young center Nerlens Noel have not discussed a contract extension. October 31st is the deadline to extend a contract for playing in the final year of a players rookie deal. Colangelo stated the following:

“It’s not really something that we’ve discussed given some of the concerns that I think Nerlens has had right now,” said Colangelo, the team’s president of basketball operations. “There’s been very little, if any, discussion with his agents about any extension scenarios.

“But, I’ll just leave it at that.” via Philadelphia Inquirer

Noel, who averaged 11 points, 8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game last season, stated earlier this summer that it didn’t make sense for the Sixers to have three centers that have potential to be starters. He also stated that he was not demanding that he or one of the other centers be traded, he was just looking for clarity at the position.

Nerlens Noel is entering the final year of his rookie deal and would become an unrestricted free agent next summer if they do not offer him an extension. The former Kentucky big man would be a great addition to a team in need.

Only time will tell what route Philadelphia takes with this situation, he is currently nursing a left groin strain and is not expected to play in the season opener October 26th.

About Kirshner Saintil

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