By Julie Glass
The trade market for Sixers big Nerlens Noel is heating up again.
Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical reported the 76ers have had talks throughout the summer regarding a trade of Noel or center Jahli lOkafor. The plan to eventually trade one of the big men because they don’t believe their talents complement each other.
As ESPN’s guru Chad Ford said in May:
I think that there’s a very high likelihood, that whether it’s to move up in the draft or use them to grab a free agent in a sign and trade or just to a trade, that you will not see the Nerlens Noel-Jahlil Okafor pairing at the start of next season. I think that they’ll gauge the interest of both players. I think that there might be a slight preference for Noel, to keep him around with the Sixers, and I think you might be right, there might be a slight, better value for Okafor out on the market, but I think everyone agrees that that combination of those two players doesn’t necessarily work.