Nerlens Noel tore his knee last winter, and missed his entire first season in the NBA.
The Sixers finished with the second worst record in the league with Noels watching from the bench.
Noel wanted to play. He wanted to play even if it was just for one game, which would have made him ineligible for Rookie of the Year next season. Nerlens says he's not worried about that award. He wants to win.
Noel says he's stronger, can jump higher, and feels ready to play.