MINNEAPOLIS - Nerlens Noel is being rebuilt in more ways than one.
The 76ers are rebuilding the shot of the rehabilitating rookie center, who was known just as a shot blocker at Kentucky.
"I'm thrilled with what he's done with his shot," coach Brett Brown said before Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. "You know, we said from the very beginning, it's an opportunity. One I hope he never has again."
The 6-foot-11, 228-pounder has yet to play in a game this season while he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He hurt his knee in February during his lone season at Kentucky. Noel averaged 10.5 points a game with the Wildcats.