He’s back in the rotation, playing 21 minutes per game in Philadelphia’s last six games. The 76ers have even won four of their last five.
“At this moment in time, I’m definitely satisfied with where I’m at and the team’s rotation,” Noel said. “I think I’m able to go out there and still affect the game, change the game multiple ways.”
“At this moment in time” sounds like a warning to the 76ers: Noel appreciates them treating him well, but that doesn’t buy them leeway to downgrade his status later without upsetting him.
Meanwhile, Jahlil Okafor has fallen from the rotation. Though he’s saying the right things, he has acknowledge he’s not happy to be sitting.
This is an untenable situation.