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Injury revives NBA age feud

Critics say minimum requirement of 19 delays big paydays of talented players

Maybe Nerlens Noel would have blown out his knee, no matter where he was playing.

But if Noel — Everett native, University of Kentucky freshman, and presumptive number one NBA draft pick — had shredded his left anterior cruciate ligament last month during a professional game, rather than a college contest, his fortunes would be very different.

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