Real Madrid and forward Andres Nocioni reached an agreement to remain together for the 2016-17 season, the club announced on Thursday. The fiery Nocioni (2.03 meters, 36 years old) averaged 5.8 points and 2.7 points in 24 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season. He was chosen as the 2015 Euroleague Final Four MVP after averaging 12 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in the event and leading Madrid to its first continental crown since 1995. In his two seasons with Madrid, he has also helped Los Blancos win back-to-back Copa del Rey trophies and lift consecutive Spanish League titles, as well as winning the Intercontinental Cup in 2015.
Prior to joining Madrid, Nocioni ranked fourth in the Euroleague in average performance index rating at 16.2 per game playing for Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz in the 2013-14 season. He played a total of seven seasons over two stints in Vitoria. Nocioni made a name for himself in the basketball world during three Euroleague seasons with Vitoria, then called Tau Ceramica, between 2001 and 2004. He was chosen to the 2002-03 and the 2003-04 All-Euroleague Second Team. He won a Spanish League, two Copa del Rey titles and was named the 2004 Spanish League MVP with Tau. Nocioni has also played for Manresa in Spain, Racing Club, Olimpia Venado Tuerto, Independiente General Pico and Penarol Mar del Plata in his native Argentina and for Chicago, Sacramento and Philadelphia in the NBA. He has been a regular member of the Argentinean national team, which he helped win the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Nocioni also won the silver medal at the 2002 FIBA World Championships and bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games.