The Raptors are "among the teams that have expressed interest" in Nerlens Noel, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.


This isn't the first time the Raptors have shown interest in Noel, this summer there were reports that Toronto was looking at Noel as a replacement for Bismack Biyombo who went to Orlando this off-season.

The Raptors are among the teams that have expressed interest in Philadelphia's very available Nerlens Noel, but sources say Toronto's initial preference in the wake of losing Jared Sullinger (foot) to injury is to give more minutes to various younger players (such as rookies Pascal Siakam and Jakob Poeltl) so they get first crack at filling the void.

Noel has yet to play this season with a knee injury, the two sides could not reach an agreement on a contract extension, and will enter the summer of 2017 as a restricted free agent.