Hours before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers struck a deal to send Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a conditional first-round pick.
The idea of moving Noel had been rumored for months, and the Sixers decided to make it happen. Moments after hearing the news, Joel Embiid, who was at shootaround barefoot, hugged it out with Noel and gave a proper farewell.
Then Embiid, who has personally branded the "Trust the Process" slogan, shared a heartfelt tweet expressing how much he'll miss his now-former teammate.
The two big men are expected to face each other March 17 when Noel makes his first return to the Wells Fargo Center as a Maverick.
-- Josiah Turner
Joel Embiid bids farewell to Nerlens Noel
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