Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sixers trade Dalembert to Kings for Hawes, Nocioni

The Sixers have reportedly agreed to trade center Samuel Dalembert to the Sacramento Kings for forward Andres Nocioni and center Spencer Hawes, according to a report from Chad Ford of ESPN.

Dalembert is due $12.2 million next season in the final year of a six-year contract. The Seton Hall product was taken 26th overall in the 2001 draft and has spent each of his eight seasons in Philadelphia. The 6-foot-11 native of Haiti averaged 8.1 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 82 games last season.

Overall, the 29-year-old Dalembert has started 491 of his 582 career games and holds down averages of 8.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks. Noted particularly for his shot blocking ability, Dalembert has finished among the top 10 in that category in each of his years in the league. He swatted a career-best 192 offerings in 2007-08.

Hawes was the 10th overall selection in the 2007 draft. The 7-foot-1 University of Washington product averaged 10.0 points, 6.1 boards and 1.2 blocks over 72 games (59 starts) in 2009-10. The 22-year-old is still playing under his rookie contract. In 220 career games, including 59 starts, Hawes has averages of 8.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 blocks.

Nocioni is a six-year NBA veteran and averaged 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists last year in 75 games. He knocked down 96 three-pointers, hitting at a 38.6-percent clip from long range. The native Argentine reportedly still has three years and $21 million remaining on his current contract.

The 30-year-old was spent his first four years in the league with the Bulls before being dealt to Sacramento as part of a multi-player deal that landed Brad Miller in Chicago. Over 449 career games, 185 of those starts, Nocioni is averaging 11.3 points, 4.7 boards and 1.3 assists while shooting 37.5 percent from three-point range.

Hawes, a member of the 2007 NBA Draft class, will become a restricted free agent after the 10-11 season while Nocioni is owed $6.85M, $6.65M and $7.5M over the next three seasons.

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