NBA Trade Rumors & Update: Philadelphia 76ers Will Trade Nerlens Noel To Boston Celtics In Exchanges For Marcus Smart?

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 12/23/16 04:00AM EST

As the Philadelphia 76ers cannot fully utilize their overload centers, NBA trade rumors will still continue spiking on Nerlens Noel possible trade. Latest NBA trade rumors are now suggesting that Philadelphia 76ers might consider trading Nerlens Noel to Boston Celtics in exchanges for Marcus Smart.

NBA Trade Rumors: Nerlens Noel Is Disappointed With Philadelphia 76ers

According to CSN Philly, Nerlens Noel expressed his disappointment after playing for just eight minutes after the 76ers lost to the Los Angeles Lakers. Noel told the media that he just wanted to play basketball. "I don't really care what team I'm playing with. I'm not an eight-minute player so I don't know what that's about and I just don't really care. I need to be on the court playing basketball and I think I'm good enough to be playing just eight minutes. That was really crazy," said Noel.

NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics Is Over Valuing Marcus Smart

CBS Boston claimed Celtics general manager Danny Ainge wants to make a trade deal but Boston is overvaluing their own players when discussing potential trades with other teams, these includes some veterans that hold some interest in the team. Celtics might overvalue some of the players they have compared to what the rest of the league sees in them. "I think Marcus Smart might be starting to fall into that category. Marcus name had been in some talks previously, and they've been pretty careful about who they'd give him up for," said Wojnarowski.

NBA Rumors: Nerlens Noel Is The Answer For Boston Celtics

Fox Sports News reported that Nerlens Noel could be a solution to the Boston Celtics' search for a big man who can rebind and block shots. Noel had showcased his shot-blocking ability with 1.9 blocks per game in his rookie season and 1.5 per contest in 2015-16. Having Noel might create a powerful rim-protecting tandem with Noel and Al Horford. Horford also had earned 2.3 blocks per game this season.

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