LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - After falling to the sixth pick in the NBA Draft, former UK center Nerlens Noel will be traded by New Orleans to Philadelphia, according to Yahoo! Sports.
In return, the Pelicans get Jrue Holiday and a 2014 first-round draft pick.
Speculation on why Noel fell out of the top five picks centers around his surgically repaired knee.
Noel lost about $4.4 million in salary over two years by falling from as high as the number one pick in the draft, to number six.