Nerlens Noel will be out of the Philadelphia 76ers’ rotation for the foreseeable future.
The 76ers have a logjam at center in Noel, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor.
Brett Brown mentioned that Noel “missed everything,” being away from the team in the preseason and the start of the regular season to rehabilitate inflammation in his left knee.
“Twenty minutes before the game [Friday], I learned he was going to play,” Brown said. “He hasn’t been a part of us. I think this conversation goes to a higher level, a more real level in a few weeks when he actually had some practices.
“Richaun has been here since Day 1. I feel that is something that’s on my mind as much as Nerlens.”
Noel missed the first 23 games with the knee injury. He spent some of that time rehabilitating in Alabama.
Noel played eight minutes on Friday and not at all on Sunday.
Brown said “trying to force-feed three bigs in a game is unfair.”