Dec 22, 2016 06:13 AM EST

NBA Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers Star Nerlens Noel Changes Agent; Something To Do With Trade Talks?

Philadelphia 76ers center, Nerlens Noel is rumored to make a big move in his NBA career. There were talks in the industry that Noel has parted ways with his agent, Andy Miller of ASM Sports. This move of Noel could possibly have something to do with the trade rumors going around.

According to Fox Sports, Noel is on the verge of signing a new deal with another high-profile agent. Miller handled Nerlens’ entire NBA career. That is why the decision Noel made into switching agents triggered speculations. The timing for such move is quite intriguing and that Noel becoming a restricted free agent could be a factor.

Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated was the one who posted on Twitter regarding Noel’s decision to change agent. He even mentioned in his tweet that Nerlens’ expected to sign under Dan Fagen’s management. There is so much controversy in Nerlens’ decision but it is possible that Fagen has a bigger plan for him. There might be other NBA teams who are very interested in having Nerlens and could offer him a bigger and better deal.

Noel does not seem to sit well with the rest of his team, as a matter of fact, they are no longer thrilled with his actions. It even caused frustrations for others. That is why a trade must happen soon. Basketball Insiders shared that a trade is most likely to happen this year, however, Noel is one of the names to watch out for.

As stated, “The Philadelphia 76ers have conceded that center Nerlens Noel will not be part of the rotation going forward, at least for the time being. Noel has changed agents recently, and his representation and the 76ers are working together toward a trade and a solution. While there is some urgency to getting the public dispute resolved, there is not a sense that a trade is close.”

It was also mentioned that the Toronto Raptors shows a big interest in having Noel in their team. The Portland Trail Blazers is said to have eyes on Noel as well, but they are unlikely to give up much just to have him.

Meanwhile, Jobs & Hire reported that there are rumors that Los Angeles Lakers is interested in acquiring Noel.

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