As soon as Nerlens Noel received the news he had torn his ACL in his one-and-done year at Kentucky, we started wondering if he'd be able to play during his first year after being drafted. While the injury may have affected his draft stock a bit, he was still selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the sixth pick in the 2013 draft and then shipped to the Philadelphia 76ers in a trade for Jrue Holiday. The Sixers' plan was to rebuild but they had to wait for Noel to rebuild his knee before he could return.

With just a few games left in the 2013-14 season, Noel hasn't seen a second in uniform for the Sixers, but he did tell reporters on Tuesday his knee is 100 percent and he's even added three inches to his vertical leap, which wasn't there before the injury. While Noel seems itching to make his debut in the NBA, he knows patience with his career and the franchise is the best call.