Further doubt Noel will play this season

Given the current state of the Philadelphia 76ers roster, it's difficult to believe this team is trying to do anything other than fully throw itself into "tank mode" to better position itself for a promising 2014 draft class. With that in mind, there's little reason for 2013 lottery pick Nerlens Noel to play this season, and on Friday the chances of that became even a little slimmer.