Nerlens Noel joins Woj
The Philadelphia 76ers Nerlens Noel joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Noel discusses his future in Philadelphia, his summer free agency, his thoughts about a possible trade and living through the embarrassment of the Sixers losing streaks and tanks as well as growing up the No. 1 high school prospect in America. Here are some key moments: 2:37: Battling for minutes during a contract year. 5:19: Speaking out on the team’s crowded frontcourt before the season. 6:42: Adjusting to playing for a different front office after Sam Hinkie’s departure. 11:55: Other teams having concerns about Noel’s character when doing research on him. 13:23: The impact of the constant losing during his first few seasons with the 76ers. 18:04: Not feeling like the 76ers were an NBA team while they were tanking. 19:00: Noel’s parents moving to the United States from Haiti to give their children a better life. 23:22: The similarities between Noel’s background and Patrick Ewing’s. 27:30: Tearing his ACL while playing at Kentucky and its impact on his draft stock. 30:50: Developing patience while returning from the ACL injury. 33:02: How often does Noel communicate with Bryan Colangelo? 35:01: Noel’s fit playing alongside Joel Embiid.
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Adrian Wojnarowski, the most dominant force in NBA reporting, brings you inside the league with The Woj Pod. Woj is probing the biggest newsmakers in the sport – from the commissioner, to general managers, coaches and star players – to bring listeners inside the processes, personas and stories that impact the NBA. Beyond longer sit-down interviews in our New York studios, Woj will deliver real-time podcasts with league personnel built around breaking news.