The Philadelphia 76ers recalled forward/center Nerlens Noel from the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Thursday.
The subject of trade rumors, the 6-foot-11, 228-pound Noel has yet to appear in a game this season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in October.
For the time being, Noel is expected to vie for playing time with fellow high draft picks Joel Embiid (No. 3 in 2014) and Jahlil Okafor (No. 3 in 2015).
Last season, Noel averaged 11.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 67 games. The New Orleans Pelicans drafted Noel with the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and later traded his rights to the Sixers.