9:35 PM EDT, Fri August 22, 2014
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Noel lauds Rondo's help in recovery

Nerlens Noel, the Everett, Massachusetts native who missed all of his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers while recovering from ACL surgery, said Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was the "biggest helper" while working his way back. Jack Arent/NBAE/Nerlens Noel said Rajon Rondo was a big influence in his rehab from ACL surgery.From a Q&A with CBSSports.com: Is it important to you now that you've been through it to talk to other guys if they go down with that same injury?


Sixers sign injured Pierre Jackson to partially guaranteed deal

The 76ers signed injured point guard Pierre Jackson to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract on Thursday. The 5-foot-10 rookie will be sidelined six to 12 months after rupturing his right Achilles on July 5 in the second quarter against the Magic in the Orlando Pro Summer League. Jackson suffered the injury while attempting to make a move in the backcourt. He reached down to grab his Achilles and hopped on one leg twice before resting at midcourt.