It seems as if the only two places that Nocioni lines up are the bar stool and the three point line. He is this year's Donte Greene. When nobody played defense, the Kings relied on Artest and then Nocioni as the only ones with conscience enough not to matador. I don't think Nocioni is that great of team defender and he tries hard but isn't athletic or tall enough to shut down most NBA threes. He's a minute eater who lives and dies on one shot --he's just in the way of developing the other guys and at this point, I actually think he might be worse on both ends. He's kind of a black hole; if he gets the ball over the line, you know its going up no matter the situation. Udoka has more upside and is more athletic. i'd rather see more of him, Cresspi, Greene, Cisco when he comes back, and even K9 as a three.