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76ers Trade Samuel Dalembert To Kings For Spencer Hawes And Andres Nocioni

Chad Ford of ESPN.com reports, via Twitter, that the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to deal center Samuel Dalembert to the Sacramento Kings for center Spencer Hawes and combo forward Andres Nocioni.

Hawes, 22, just finished his third professional season and has career averages of 8.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks. He has made 46.6% of his shots, a below-average figure for a big man, as he prefers to shoot from mid-range rather than mix it up inside.

Nocioni, who turns 31 in November, made a name for himself as a hard-nosed, energetic, defensive sparkplug with the Chicago Bulls earlier in his career. His career per-game stats are 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 43.3% field-goal shooting. His shooting touch from three-point range--37.5% in his career--will help Philadelphia, which ranked 22nd in that category this season. However, as Tom Ziller of Sactown Royalty writes, Nocioni's competitive spirit sometimes works against him, and prompted him to request the Kings for a trade.

According to ShamSports, the 76ers owe Hawes $2.974 million this season, and he will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Nocioni is owed $6.875 million this season and next, and has a team option for 2012/13 that will pay him $7.5 million if exercised.

Dalembert has played his entire 8-year career in Philadelphia, and has not missed a game since the 2005/06 season, which helps him rank 14th in the franchise 61-year history in games played. The 76ers will miss his durability, rebounding, and interior defense.