The Chicago Bulls sent Andres Nocioni, Drew Gooden, Michael Ruffin and Cedric Simmons to the Sacramento Kings for Brad Miller and John Salmons.
Andres had this to say, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:
“I’m not surprised,” Nocioni said. “There have been a lot of rumors. I’m all right. I was waiting for this.
“But I don’t feel bad the way I’m leaving. It’s not like I did something wrong. I wasn’t playing my best this season. But I gave everything to this team. I played hard every day whether in practice or in games. I’m a competitive person and I leave this team the best way I could. The only thing I feel bad about is I’m leaving a good team, good players and good coaches. I really enjoyed being with the Bulls. But this is the NBA life. Things like this can happen.”
Drew Gooden had similar thoughts:
“This is a good team that can make a push into the playoffs,” Gooden said of the Bulls. “We all know this is a business but I also look at it as an opportunity.”
There’s an empty space in my heart. I’ve rented a U-Haul; Sacramento’s only a couple days drive…