Nocioni To The Celtics? 3 Way Trade Talks Rumored

November 17th, 2009 by Thomas Halzack Leave a reply »


There is a trade rumor coming from Marc Stein of ESPN’s True Hoop Blog that the Kings and 76ers are trying to get the Celtics interested in a three–way trade.

It would send Andres Nocioni to the Celtics with Tony Allen and Brian Scalabrine heading to Philly, while the hard-to-trade Samuel Dalembert and J.R Giddens   to the Sacramento Kings. The 76ers would receive Kenny Thomas from the Kings.

According to Stein, the Celtics have been interested in Nocioni since he was traded to the Kings last season.

Over on a survey of fans suggests it is a no brainer, with those in favor at 77% as I write this.

Talent-wise, it appears to be an immediate upgrade for the Celtics. Nocioni is kind of like Ryan Gomes . Versatile offensive small forward that can play some power forward, but not as proficient on the defensive end. He also has a much bigger salary than Gomes was able to obtain.

Nocioni will get $7.5 mil this year , then $6.85 mil., then $6.6 mil., then a team option for $7.5 mil.


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