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Sixers trade Jrue Holiday to Pelicans for rights to Nerlens Noel

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Nerlens Noel is headed to Philadelphia. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired the rights to sixth overall pick Nerlens Noel in a trade that sends point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Pelicans also will send a 2014 first-round pick to the Sixers in the trade. The Sixers received a second-round pick (No. 42 overall in Thursday's draft) from the Pelicans.

Noel, a 7-foot center from Kentucky, had been a candidate to be selected No. 1 overall before slipping to sixth.

Holiday, 23, averaged 17.7 points and eight assists this past season for the Pelicans.

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