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Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 1:50 pm  |  13 responses

Sixers Buy Out Andres Nocioni’s Contract


Nocioni played just 4 minutes this month, and the arrival of Sam Young makes the buy-out no surprise. From CSNPhilly: “According to a source, the Sixers bought out the contract of Andres Nocioni Friday night. One day earlier, they had acquired 6-foot-6 wing player Sam Young in a trade with Memphis that virtually made Nocioni a spectator from here on out, which had been his role for most of this season leading up to buyout. The move gives Nocioni the freedom to pursue finding a team that might want him for the home stretch of this condensed season or allow him to return to his beloved home country of Argentina.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    who else completely forgot about nocioni?

  • huami

    Nocioni lost his athleticism when he played for the bulls. Sixers could’ve used THAT noce. Not the old one. Tsk. Hopefully Sam Young would be a great fit.

  • MookieBlaylock

    @ spit hot fiyah, thats literally exactly what I came here to ask. Wow, I used to like his game too, and I completly forgot he existed. haha

  • -Mas-

    The SPURS could use him to sure up the bench. Watch out in the West for the SPURS.

  • Butler

    Strange evolution. He was a beast at Europe, he has passion and hunger. In the last years he was a shadow. Maybe Lakers will be a good fit. Better than Evans.

  • Canesta

    What a life, getting paid millions, with all the freedom in the world. Should he go to sun soaked Spain for a little, join a title contender in the NBA, or go home to family in Argentina? Anyway, I wish him the best. I wish he could have gotten a chance in Philly but I’m glad they did this for him. Buena suerte!!

  • DreJayAre

    What happened to you man? You used to be beautiful…

  • DABIGFUNDAMENTAL

    @huami True. But I remember some Sixers game in his 1st season where he was still very dangerous at his position. Very offensive type of player that shoots and attack the rim.

  • http://moontain.org Fredd

    what about the Diaw ‘s buyout ?!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Diaw… he’s sitting down somewhere with a plate of ribs and only ordering full strength beers.

  • http://slamonline slams chuck barkley

    I didn’t forget about noc. I bet dude can still play. A conteder will pick him up for cheap

  • franko

    Nocioni is a beast! if nobody wants him in the NBA world just wait to olympics!

  • huami

    @DABIGFUNDAMENTAL yeah, noce was soo good back then. Too bad he didn’t have a chance with the sixers. He was always used out of his natural position.

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