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Sixers announce three-player trade with Kings

Philly acquires Spencer Hawes and Andres Nocioni in exchange for Samuel Dalembert

Philadelphia, PA – June 17, 2010 – Philadelphia 76ers President and General Manager Ed Stefanski announced today that the team has acquired center Spencer Hawes and forward Andres Nocioni from Sacramento in exchange for center Samuel Dalembert. The trade will be finalized pending all players passing their physicals.

“We are excited to add two players in Spencer Hawes and Andres Nocioni who will help us immediately and provide us with additional front-court depth," Stefanski said. "Spencer is a young seven-footer who will provide us with versatility at the center position, while Andres will provide us with a tough veteran presence."

Hawes (7-1, 245) just completed his third season with the Kings and was originally the 10th overall pick by Sacramento in the 2007 NBA Draft. In 220 career games played with 118 starts, he has averaged 8.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.98 blocks in 23.2 minutes per game while shooting 46.6% from the floor, 31.4% from 3-point range and 67.0% from the line.

In 2009-10, the 22-year-old appeared in 72 games with 59 starts, averaging 10.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, a career-high 2.2 assists and 1.15 blocks in 26.4 minutes per game. He was tied for the sixth-most assists of any center in the league and was also sixth amongst centers in 3-pointers made. Hawes had a career-high 30 points to go along with 11 rebounds at the L.A. Lakers on New Year’s Day, marking one of his nine double-doubles from this past season.

Hawes declared for the NBA Draft following his freshman season at Washington in 2006-07. He earned Honorable Mention All-Conference and All-Freshman Pac-10 honors and set the Huskies freshman records for scoring and blocks. His uncle Steve Hawes played 10 seasons in the NBA from 1974 through 1984.

Nocioni (6-7, 225) has played six seasons in the NBA, averaging 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 449 games with 185 starts. For his career, he has shot 43.3% from the floor, 37.5% from 3-point range and 80.2% from the line.

The Argentinean signed as a free agent with Chicago prior to the 2004-05 season and played four and a half years with the Bulls before being traded to Sacramento as part of a three-team trade on Feb. 18, 2009. The Bulls made the playoffs in three of his four full seasons with the team. In Chicago’s First Round series vs. the eventual Champion Miami HEAT during the 2006 NBA Playoffs, Nocioni averaged 22.3 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting 56.0% from the floor, 47.6% from 3-point range and 85.7% from the line.

Known for his hard-nosed style of play, Nocioni is also an adept outside shooter. This past season, he hit 96 3-pointers in 75 games played despite averaging just 19.7 minutes per game. Over the past three years, Nocioni has averaged over 115 3FGM per season.

Nocioni has a wealth of international experience, highlighted by his gold medal with Argentina at the 2004 Summer Olympics, which included an upset win over the United States in the semifinal game.

Dalembert (6-11, 250) has played his entire career with the Sixers after being selected with the 26th overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2001 NBA Draft. In 582 career games with 491 starts, he has averaged 8.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.94 blocks. Dalembert leaves the Sixers with the second most blocks in franchise history, trailing only Julius Erving.

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