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Noel Available To Make Season Debut

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The Philadelphia 76ers have listed Nerlens Noel as available for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Pistons.

He is expected to come off the bench, according to CSN’s Jessica Camerato.

Nerlens Noel hasn’t played this season in the wake of a minor surgery on his left knee to correct an inflamed plica. He reportedly continues to seek a trade from the 76ers, and the team could be obliged to play the defensive anchor in an effort to showcase him.

Noel’s return to the rotation comes as Jahlil Okafor also returns from a three-game absence due to a combination of rest and illness. The third wheel in the Sixers’ cluster of bigs, Joel Embiid, will sit out with right elbow inflammation.

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