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Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« on: February 13, 2013, 02:02:12 PM »
Its official, Noel has torn ACL and is out for the season. Should return to the court in 6-8 month. Question is now for him, will he return to Kentucky or declare for the draft?? Im a huge UK fan and i really hate this for him. I was afraid he would get hurt somehow b/c he was always falling on the floor. Tough decision for him now. Come back to UK to strengthen his knee or go to NBA now? I think his stock may drop after this injury

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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 02:05:20 PM »
hopefully his stock drops all the way to the c's, defensive anchor!

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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 02:06:01 PM »
Tough break, I don't like Kentucky but Nerlens seemed like a good guy and always played hard.

I expect him to declare for the draft anyway, though.  His stock will drop, but not that much.  It's riskier for his NBA prospects to come back and have scouts and pundits pick apart his "new ability level" when he won't be fully recovered yet.  And it's a whole lot riskier to come back and reinjure himself.

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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 02:08:18 PM »
Tough break, I don't like Kentucky but Nerlens seemed like a good guy and always played hard.

I expect him to declare for the draft anyway, though.  His stock will drop, but not that much.  It's riskier for his NBA prospects to come back and have scouts and pundits pick apart his "new ability level" when he won't be fully recovered yet.  And it's a whole lot riskier to come back and reinjure himself.

Agree on all points.

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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 02:09:34 PM »
With the 15th pick in the 2013 NBA draft, the Boston Celtics select Nerlens Noel

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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 02:16:09 PM »
Devastating timing for a top draft pick. I feel for Nerlens and his whole family because this may have cost him millions and millions that he could never recuperate.

I hope he goes to the draft and teams allow him to fall long enough for Danny to swing a deal and get him or falls so far the C's can get him with their pick.

Do not expect to see Nerlens playing much NBA ball next year though. He will come out. He will be drafted. He will also need probably most of that year to get rehabilitated, stronger and more skilled so as to contribute in any meaningful manner on and NBA court.

His losing the rest of this NCAA regular season, the NCAA playoffs, summer workouts with his team, the Summer League and training camp is huge. Remember how long it took Bradley to get himself acclimated to the NBA game and he was a #1 High School Player once upon a time too.
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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 02:16:49 PM »
Well if he stays the Celtics will have a better chance at getting him in 2014 since that draft is loaded apparently.

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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 02:28:47 PM »
wow.....that's horrible luck......

he 'll be successful and the

what if's will be told for the next 25 years ......

just think if the ACL. had never happened


he'll need to stay ins coolant rehab show the world is is good to go .

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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 02:30:31 PM »
Tough break, I don't like Kentucky but Nerlens seemed like a good guy and always played hard.

I expect him to declare for the draft anyway, though.  His stock will drop, but not that much.  It's riskier for his NBA prospects to come back and have scouts and pundits pick apart his "new ability level" when he won't be fully recovered yet.  And it's a whole lot riskier to come back and reinjure himself.

Agree on all points.

Yeah definitely. Him coming out even with the injury will allow him to go higher than possibly having a bad second year and dropping even further.
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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2013, 02:31:20 PM »
Devastating timing for a top draft pick. I feel for Nerlens and his whole family because this may have cost him millions and millions that he could never recuperate.
while that's unfortunate I can only feel so bad for someone who'll still make an obscene amount of money for playing a kids game for a living.  His rookie contract alone, even as a mid-round pick, will be more than most people will make in their lives.
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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 02:34:39 PM »
Devastating timing for a top draft pick. I feel for Nerlens and his whole family because this may have cost him millions and millions that he could never recuperate.
while that's unfortunate I can only feel so bad for someone who'll still make an obscene amount of money for playing a kids game for a living.  His rookie contract alone, even as a mid-round pick, will be more than most people will make in their lives.
Well I feel for him. He's a local kid, was a neighbor of mine and generally a good kid from a good hard working family.
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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 02:34:45 PM »
We need to trade up to get this kid!!  This is the type of CHANCE that Danny HAS to take for the future!!!

Go get him Danny!!!!

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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2013, 02:46:48 PM »
Tough break  :(

Still think he should go into the draft, still gets picked in the Top 10.

Like you guys pointed out it would be great if DA could get him, with him being a Celtics' fan and from Mass, but that's very very unlikely, unless we tank.

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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2013, 02:48:19 PM »
I suddenly hope he goes pro.  The idea of him and KG is scary.

If there's a trade for Danny, without giving up any major impact guys, he needs to do it.

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Re: Nerlens Noel out for season with ACL injury
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2013, 02:54:14 PM »
Devastating timing for a top draft pick. I feel for Nerlens and his whole family because this may have cost him millions and millions that he could never recuperate.
while that's unfortunate I can only feel so bad for someone who'll still make an obscene amount of money for playing a kids game for a living.  His rookie contract alone, even as a mid-round pick, will be more than most people will make in their lives.
Well I feel for him. He's a local kid, was a neighbor of mine and generally a good kid from a good hard working family.
Don't get me wrong, I hope he has a full recovery and a stellar career, but there's a lot more people out there with bigger problems. 

He'll do fine financially.  Look at Oden as an example of a first rounder that has earned plenty of $ without having played much.  They're obviously not identical examples but the financial windfall of being a first rounder is similar.
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