Dec 12, 2016 03:39 AM EST

NBA Trade Rumors: Joel Embiid Out, Nerlens Noel In; Injury Prone Philadelphia 76ers Could Trade Either Players Before Trade Deadline

The Philadelphia 76ers will yet face another injury problem with regards to its big man Joel Embiid. Embiid has been sidelined for a game against the Detroit Pistons but Nerlens Noel made a successful comeback. NBA trade rumors are now surfacing that either big man would be traded before the trade deadline.

Embiid suffered an elbow inflammation which made him unavailable for Sunday's game that resulted in a victory over the Detroit Pistons. According to Sports Talk Philly, head coach Brett Brown expressed that Embiid's injury is just a precaution and they expect him to return in the Sixers' next game.

The 7-foot big man has been involved in NBA trade rumors before since he was a risk the Sixers took two years ago. He was drafted 3rd overall in the first round and many critics thought it was a bad decision getting an injured player.

Embiid was sidelined for two years and made a season debut in this 2016-2017 NBA season. He has been phenomenal averaging 18.2 PPG 7.6 RPG and 2.5 BLKPG this year. The Sixers are not concerned with his recent injury but it is possible that he might be traded with Nerlens Noel coming back to the lineup.

Noel scored 8 points in 10 minutes of action against the Pistons and is still under observation. But it appears that he is showing signs of life and the Sixers might have to choose between Embiid and Noel.

NBA trade rumors have it that Noel was once the odd man out and that he could be on a different team upon his return. A lot of teams have also shown interest in him but it may change this time around. Noel looks healthy and with Embiid injured, either big man could be traded depending on what offer the Sixers would get for each player.

These would be NBA trade rumors for fans to watch out since the Sixers might get high caliber players as it trades on of its big men. The trading market is all set this month and the league will be full of surprises.

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