Nerlens Noel does not want to be like Andrew Bynum for the Philadelphia 76ers, so when he starts talking about dates for his NBA debut, you can best believe he’s going to be close on the targeted date for his return.

According to Philly.com, Noel has been working diligently and hopes to return by Christmas.

“I feel great. I’m really starting to feel like my old self, being able to have my explosiveness. But I’m definitely being careful with it,” Noel stated.

“I definitely feel the injury is a blessing in disguise, and I feel that Philly is perfect as to my style, and definitely my playing style. I’m just always playing hard, working for everything and, of course, the city of Philadelphia itself having the die-hard fans they do and just being a blue-collar city.”

With Sixers expected to be terrible this season, there’s no real reason to rush Noel back. When he does return, he hopes to bring a bevy of new post moves with him that he learned from some recent workouts with Indiana Pacers star center Roy Hibbert.

“With my work ethic and my focus, I can develop an offensive game,” Noel pledged.

Do you think Noel can be a success with the Sixers?

This article was written by Glenn Erby. Follow him on Twitter here and read more of his work here


Low price, available in multiple styles and colors!