76ers select Syracuse G Carter-Williams in draft

Updated: June 27, 2013, 10:39 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers are taking another gamble on a big man with bad knees.

With the Andrew Bynum debacle seemingly behind them, the Sixers made a splash Thursday night in the NBA draft when they acquired Nerlens Noel from New Orleans for All-Star guard Jrue Holiday.

Noel, out of Kentucky, had a March 12 operation to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The 6-foot-10 post player expects to return to the court by Christmas, a long road back likely to involve ...

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