03/13/15 11:43 am EST
If you’ve been paying attention to the Sixers lately, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the all-around improved play of Nerlens Noel. Since the NBA trade deadline (and the departure of Michael Carter-Williams) Noel has taken giant steps in his development, on both ends of the floor. In his last 10 games, #4 is averaging 11.4 ppg.; 10.6 rpg.; 2.2 bpg. and 2.7 spg., all while shooting 43% from the field. With each passing game he looks less and less like the raw, out-of-place player he often resembled early on in the season.
Many expected Noel to be good, even dominant, defensively, but it’s safe to say that few expected him to be this good this quickly.
Aftre the jump, I’ll take a look at just how good Noel has been since the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in New York concluded.