Being a spectator for 82 games didn’t suit Nerlens Noel. So his plans for the summer months involve activity — and lots of it.

The 76ers’ center, who sat out his first season to rehab his left knee, will get a rookie do-over in September. Between now and then, Noel said he’ll be a regular gym rat. If there’s a pick-up game going down at a local college, he’ll be there. If there’s a summer-league team the Sixers are fielding, he’ll be there, too.

“I haven’t played a competitive game in over a year,” Noel said Thursday, as the team went through exit interviews at its PCOM practice facility. “I’m definitely itching to get back at it, get the feel of the game back and be out there ballin’.”

Toward the end of the season, Noel — who said he had graduated to 5-on-5 scrimmaging — thought debuting was a possibility.

“That time came a little later than I expected,” Noel said, “but it is what it is. I’m just working to have the best season I can next year.”

So without playing competitively since February 2013, when he tore the ACL in his left knee, Noel turned to refining his shooting form under the tutelage of Sixers coach Brett Brown. (“It’s rebuilt,” Noel said.) The 20-year-old Noel is cognizant of keeping his elbow tucked as he elevates for a shot. He’s stronger. He’s checking in at 228 pounds and would like to come to training camp at 233, in order to maintain a season playing weight of 230 pounds.

Noel will play anywhere this summer, if it means seeing the court.

“Playing as much pick-up (basketball) as I can. Working on single aspects of my game,” he said, crossing things from a mental checklist. “Maybe playing some college hoops around here, pick-up teams with some of the colleges around here, anything to keep me upbeat.