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Gaffner: Should the Sixers Sign Nerlens Noel to an Extension?
Should the Philadelphia 76ers sign center Nerlens Noel to a contract extension? Kiel Gaffner discusses. Noel is scheduled to have knee surgery in the coming days to address an inflamed plica above his left knee. The procedure will take about 10 minutes. Noel started to feel soreness in his knee while being treated for a left hip strain, which has kept him out of action since Oct. 6. Noel will reportedly miss 3-5 weeks, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey. Noel averaged 11.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks last season.