Nerlens Noel would like to make his 76ers debut in Boston on April 4, according to beat writer Keith Pompey.
Unnamed sources confirmed that Noel's rather obvious tweet of "4-4-14" was indeed a reference to a potential return date, but apparently "this is just a wish that [Noel] had not disclosed to the Sixers as of Sunday afternoon." It's hard to imagine Noel telling the world his plans before mentioning them to the team which has overseen his rehab every day for months, but the drama is nearly irrelevant for fantasy owners given that a return on April 4 would leave Noel with a maximum of eight games, and that includes two back-to-back sets.
Jerryd Bayless kept up his solid play vs. the Pistons on Sunday, notching 15 points with four boards, four assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 37 minutes of action.
He hit 5-of-12 and one of his makes came from downtown, but his solid run as a starter may be nearing a conclusion with Avery Bradley (ankle) targeting a possible return Friday vs. the Suns. The Celts play four times this week, providing enough cushion for most fantasy owners to start Bayless and see what happens upon Bradley's return.