07/08/14 8:54 am EST
For Philadunkia nation, the Orlando Pro Summer League is worth watching for many reasons. We get the chance to see our 2014 high 2nd round draft picks take the floor. We get to see Travis Bader, the 3-point specialist, fight for a spot on the team. Fans also get to see the emergence of high-flying, St. Joe’s product Ronald Roberts, Jr. making highlight reel plays.
All of these players are reasons why fans are tuning in to watch the 76ers in Orlando, but these rookies aren’t the main attraction. What keeps fans glued to the television is the mystery that is Nerlens Noel.
The defensive center finally took the floor on Saturday afternoon for the 76ers after a year of rehabbing a torn ACL. The debut of Noel was a sight for sore eyes, especially for Sixers fans, who struggled through the team’s 19 win season in 2013-14.
Not known for his offensive touch, Nerlens did a great job in his first action of the summer, finishing with 19 points and 4 steals. . Noel’s summer league debut was great, but what can we expect from him during the regular season?