This was posted in Noce's website today.
Today the trade I was looking for for a while now came true. As I said before, the guys in Sacramento and I had been talking about the possibility of a trade and how if there was a way to get it done, we were going to take it.
I'm a Sixer now and this is the beginning of a new chapter for me in the NBA.
I knew there was a chance this would happen, with all the rumors flying around, but I was surprised it did at this time, before the draft and free agency.
The point of all this for me is to improve from what I did last season.
Today I got a call from the Sixers GM to welcome me. He told me that they liked having me around and that I wasn't just a throw in or some random player, but someone they wanted to have on their team. They told me they want to give me the freedom to play my own way, and I can't tell you how reassuring it is to hear that from the get go. Hopefully I'll feel as comfortable as I did on Chicago.
Right now I feel optimistic about the trade and everything it entails. In the next few days, probably Sunday, I will travel to Philadelphia to get my physical and then I'll come back to continue training. I'm exited about the prospect of playing in Philly, it's a big challenge and hopefully it will mark the beginning of a new chapter in my career.
At the moment I'm training on my own, doing a personalized training regime and some weight lifting with the goal of getting to the World Championship in the best shape possible. I've been working out for over a month now and I'll continue working out until July 25th, the day the National Team's training starts.
I just wanted to check in and thank you all for your support.
That's it. Translating is not an exact science so feel free to ask if you have any doubts about anything.