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Nerlens Noel scored a career-high 19 points against the Celtics on Monday with eight boards, four assists, three steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 29 minutes. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Nerlens Noel scored a career-high 19 points against the Celtics on Monday with eight boards, four assists, three steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 29 minutes. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Sixers Mailbag: Noel’s Shot, Tradeable Assets, Sixers Brass Sour on MCW?

Welcome to Derek Bodner's Sixers Mailbag. You can check out his previous installments at Libertyballers.com

Each week Derek will answer reader questions and tweets and will appear on the Sports Bash with Mike Gill to answer your questions.

No wins to talk about this week (thanks, Memphis), but we did finally get the long-awaited addition of Furkan Aldemir

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Second year wing Hollis Thompson has struggled through bouts of inconsistency as he aims to speed up the delivery of his jump shot. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
Second year wing Hollis Thompson has struggled through bouts of inconsistency as he aims to speed up the delivery of his jump shot. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
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Hollis Thompson Working on Quicker Shot

If there's one thing you can rely on Hollis Thompson to do, it's shoot.

Thompson led all rookies in three point percentage last season at 40.1%, His jump shot was a model of consistency as, after getting acclimated to the NBA, he shot 4

Nerlens Noel scored a career-high 19 points against the Celtics on Monday with eight boards, four assists, three steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 29 minutes. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Nerlens Noel scored a career-high 19 points against the Celtics on Monday with eight boards, four assists, three steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 29 minutes. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Noel Shines in Sixers Loss

PHILADELPHIA -- Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points, leading the Boston Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

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Furkan Aldemir finally received his visa and is expected to join the 76ers very shortly. (Photo:http://www.draftexpress.com)
Furkan Aldemir finally received his visa and is expected to join the 76ers very shortly. (Photo:http://www.draftexpress.com)
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Furkan Aldemir Set to Join Sixers Shortly

It appears that the Furkan Aldemir situation has finally been resolved.

As I reported last night, Aldemir, who was released from his contract with Galatasaray 3 weeks ago, is on his way to Philadelphia. A league source confirmed that Aldemir is expected to sign with the Sixers within the next few days.

The cause of the delay in Aldemir joining the Sixers may have been two-fold. First

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The 76ers called up Ronald Roberts from the D-League for Friday's game against the Nets. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
The 76ers called up Ronald Roberts from the D-League for Friday's game against the Nets. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Sixers Add Ronald Roberts Jr. From 87ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Ronald Roberts Jr. from their D-League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers, a source with knowledge of the situation has confirmed with LibertyBallers.

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Joel Embiid has been allowed to progress to standstill shooting during practice, according to 76ers' head coach Brett Brown. (Getty Images)
Joel Embiid has been allowed to progress to standstill shooting during practice, according to 76ers' head coach Brett Brown. (Getty Images)
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Sixers Rookie Joel Embiid Shooting at Practice [VIDEO]

Sixers rookie center, Joel Embiid, the third overall pick in this year's NBA draft, has been allowed to progress to standstill shooting during practice, according to 76ers' head coach Brett Brown.

While he is unlikely to play this season, Embiid was taking free throw attempts at practice while he recovers from his broken foot

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The 76er will acquire Andrei Kirilenko, a 2020 second rounder, right to swap 2018 seconds and cash for Brandon Davies. (Photo: Getty, Alex Goodlett)
The 76er will acquire Andrei Kirilenko, a 2020 second rounder, right to swap 2018 seconds and cash for Brandon Davies. (Photo: Getty, Alex Goodlett)
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Sixers Acquire Andrei Kirilenko and 2nd Round Pick in 2020

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Sixers have traded Brandon Davies to the Brooklyn Nets for Andrei Kirilenko, the Nets 2020 2nd round draft pick, the right to swap 2nd round draft picks, and cash.

Wojnarowski also reported that the deal might involve the Nets sending a minor play

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 5: Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the basket against Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Philadelphia 76ers on December 5, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 5: Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the basket against Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Philadelphia 76ers on December 5, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Thunder Roll Over Sixers

PHILADELPHIA -- Russell Westbrook had 27 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

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Nerlens Noel of the Philadelphia 76ers looks up for the rebound against the Minnesota Timberwolves, December 3, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images
Nerlens Noel of the Philadelphia 76ers looks up for the rebound against the Minnesota Timberwolves, December 3, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images
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Sixers Avoid 0-18 Start with 85-77 Win Over Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Philadelphia 76ers avoided tying the record for the worst start to a season in NBA history, ending their 0-17 skid with an 85-77 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

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The Spurs, who beat the Sixers 109-103 Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center, dropping the Sixers to a franchise-worst 0-17 start to the season, provide a glimpse of what Brett Brown and the Sixers hope to build. (Getty Images, Jesse D. Garrabrant)
The Spurs, who beat the Sixers 109-103 Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center, dropping the Sixers to a franchise-worst 0-17 start to the season, provide a glimpse of what Brett Brown and the Sixers hope to build. (Getty Images, Jesse D. Garrabrant)
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Spurs Provide A Glimpse Into Sixers Ideal Future

Rome wasn't built in a day.

The old adage is meant to serve as a reminder about the time that it takes to build something truly great. The Eternal City didn't start off as the marvelous city of marble and power that we now know today. It didn't start off as the center of the

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