I can only assume the Sixers are taking this tanking thing pretty seriously. They don’t even have a head coach yet and they traded away Jrue Holiday for someone who might not even play this year.
Noel is likely out until around Christmas at the earliest, and Hinkie would not say whether he could miss the entire season, only that the player’s long-term health and safety is by far the most important priority.
“Nothing else matters as much as that matters,” Hinkie said. “So as this plays out, we will give him all the resources necessary and all the best medical people we can put in front of him, both here and in Birmingham, [Ala.], where he’s been doing his rehab, to try to get him back on the floor, to be the best player he can be for himself and for the Sixers.”
Derrick Rose doesn’t see the problem.