Nerlens Noel is unhappy in with the Sixers front office. On the eve of Media Day, the Philadelphia 76ers center has said that the team's frontcourt logjam is "silly" and "doesn't make any sense," directly criticising the front office for not making any moves this off-season to free up the rosters front court. At present the Sixers have 3 potential starting Centers in Nerlens Noel, Jahill Okafor and Joel Embiid.
"I think it's just silly . . . this situation that we are in now with three starting centers," Noel said on the eve of the Sixers' media day. "With the departure of [former general manager and president] Sam Hinkie, I would have figured that management would be able to get something done this summer."
"I feel like it definitely needs to be figured out," he said. "I think at the end of the day, again, you have three starting-caliber centers. And it's just not going to work to anybody's advantage having that on the same team. That's how I'm looking at it. I'm not opposed to anything, but things need to be situated."
"Don't get me wrong. We all get along great on the court and off the court," Noel said. "But at the end of the day, it's like having three starting quarterbacks. It doesn't make any sense."
It's no coincidence that Noel said this right before the team's big show for the media. There's no time for damage control here, and Philadelphia's front office cannot be happy. Noel also took the chance to directly contradict Sixers president Bryan Colangelo's recent assertion on The Vertical podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski that he did not shop any of the big men: "I know I was shopped," Noel said.