The Philadelphia 76ers have sent center Samuel Dalembert to the Sacramento Kings, and in return have received Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes.
The deal now puts the Sixers under the luxary-tax. Hawes will make $2.97 million in the last year of his contract, while Nocioni is guaranteed $6.85 million next season and $6.65 million in 2011-12, with a team option for $7.5 million in 2012-13.
The deal is not surprising, though it came at a time when the rumors were quiet. Philly has been trying to deal Sammy D for quite some time now, but could not find any suitors to match their needs. Sacramento was rumored to be interested in DeMarcus Cousins and Derrick Favors, but since they now have Dalembert, they may possibly look elsewhere (specifically Wesley Johnson at the #5 pick).
Stay tuned to The Sixer Sense as more stories will be published regarding the deal, including more information on the two newest Sixers, and the impact that Dalembert’s loss will have on the Sixers come draft day.