Nerlens Noel's Twitter activity is attracting a lot of interest

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Nerlens Noel's future with the Philadelphia 76ers has been unclear since the moment Ben Simmons was drafted. Along with Jahlil Okafor, the franchise has a cluster of big men in the frontcourt and there doesn't appear to be enough for all of them.

The number one pick from Australia is seen as a future franchise star, and while Bryan Colangelo insisted the Sixers wanted to keep hold of all three, it seems either Noel or Okafor could be on their way out. 

Both players offer completely different styles; Okafor is already a volume scorer but offers little on defence while Noel is one of the best young rim protectors in the NBA but struggles to put points on the board consistently. 

Both players have been linked with a move away from Pennsylvania and there is clearly interest in both from around the league. 

While both players have remained quiet about what the future holds, Noel's Twitter account attracted some interest yesterday.

Now, you probably can't read too much into this but given the rumours of interest from the Boston Celtics, people have evidently jumped to conclusions.

The 22-year-old - a Beantown native himself - tweeted for the first time since June 8, saying: "I'm blessed to be from Boston. Love my city." He also changed his profile picture from himself in a Sixers jersey to a black image.

What does all of this mean? Well, right now nobody knows. But it's not the first time we've seen an athlete do something strange on social media, and it may all amount to nothing.

Nerlens Noel
Philadelphia Sixers
Atlantic Division
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