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Nerlens Noel picked No. 6 in NBA Draft, traded to Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday

According to multiple reports, the 76ers will send Jrue Holiday to the Pelicans in exchange for Nerlens Noel who was selected with the No. 6 overall pick.

Nerlens Noel - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

– photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

The  are going big in the 2013 draft.  According to multiple reports, the 76ers will send Jrue Holiday to the Pelicans in exchange for Nerlens Noel who was selected with the No. 6 overall pick. Along with Noel, the Pelicans will send a 2014 first-round pick which is top three protected.

By trading for Noel, it would seem to indicate the 76ers don't have a lot of interest in re-signing Andrew Bynum. Trading Holiday, an All-Star, is a major price to pay, but the 2014 first-round pick could be incredibly valuable in the long term as next year's draft is viewed as one of the more talented and deep in recent memory.

It's a risky move for the 76ers, but one that could definitely pay off in the long run. Holiday is a terrific player, but the Sixers are under new front office management and are looking to build out a new roster.

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