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Nocioni concerned with Kings direction

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08:29 AM ET 03.26 | Judging from an interview published Tuesday in an Argentine publication, Andres Nocioni is as worried about the team's future as he was about its past. While speaking to a reporter from Ole, Nocioni raised questions about the direction of the organization and left open the possibility that he would like to be traded this summer if the situation did not improve. Speaking with The Bee a day later, Nocioni -- who is well aware that the team's standing in Sacramento is tenuous in light of lagging attendance and looming arena issues -- said the tone of his sentiments was lost in translation and voiced concerns about how the comments could affect fans' perception of him. "The concern about this is about what the people who are going to support an arena and support the team think about me," Nocioni said in a phone interview Wednesday night. "This is my concern. (That) and my teammates. That's it. I don't want the people of Sacramento to think I'm the kind of guy who likes to complain, that I don't want to compete, or that I'm here to be here for (two) months and then want (to be traded). If this (team) is going to be competitive in the next couple (of) years -- I want to be here."

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