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He started his professional career with Olimpia Venado Tuerto in the Argentine league LNB.
Nocioni's professional career began in the Argentine basketball league (LNB) in the 1995–96 season, and in 1998–99 he was already named Best Sixth Man. In 2001, Nocioni went to Vitoria-Gasteiz, where he spent three seasons as a refuerzo (reinforcement player) with Spain's TAU Cerámica of the top-tier level ACB Spanish professional league. He was the league's 2004 Most Valuable Player, and his stellar play earned him an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in 2003 and 2004.
Nocioni was called up to defend Argentina and won the silver medal at the 1999 South American Championship. In 2001, Nocioni defended Argentina and won the gold medal at the South American Championship. and at the 2001 FIBA Americas Championship. In 2002, Nocioni defended Argentina with distinction and making basketball history. Argentina would beat the United States team, the first team to do so after NBA players were allowed to compete at the 2002 FIBA World Championship, in Indianapolis, U.S. The championship would go in the finals to Yugoslavia, Argentina brought home a silver medal.
In 2004, Nocioni was a key factor when Argentina became the first Latin American team (and the fourth team ever, after the USA, Yugoslavia, and the USSR) in Olympic basketball history, to win the Olympic gold medal.
In 2006, Nocioni started for Argentina at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. In a game against Venezuela, he landed on an opponent's foot, and it looked he injured his ankle, though he was cleared to play in Argentina's next game against Nigeria. In Argentina's game against Nigeria, Nocioni led the team in scoring, with 23 points, playing 18 minutes, while not missing a single shot. Nocioni was 9–9 from the field, including 5–5 from the 3-point line. "I don't think I've ever played a game where I didn't miss a shot - at least not for the national team." Argentina won group A of the tournament, going a perfect 5–0 in the first round of play.
Argentina lost to Spain in the 2006 FIBA World Championship semifinal, with a final score of 75–74. Nocioni had a chance to win the game for Argentina, but his three-pointer at the end of the game missed, giving Spain the win, and the chance to win the championship. Nocioni's Argentine team next played the US team in the bronze medal game, which Argentina lost 96–81. Nocioni scored 18 points in this game, in which he played against NBA teammate Kirk Hinrich.
In Nocioni's second season with the Chicago Bulls, he averaged 13.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, and 1.4 apg, while playing in all 82 games, 43 of them starts. Nocioni was named the Chicago Bulls' Player of the Year for the 2005–06 season. In the playoffs Nocioni averaged 22.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists including two double-doubles. In game two against the Miami Heat he scored 30 points shooting 13–15 overall from the field (83.3%), including 3–3 in from the three-point line and 1–1 in free throws, with 6 rebounds and one steal in almost 40 minutes played. Nocioni scored 30 points again on November 19, during the 82–72 defeat against the L.A. Lakers. He also scored a career high 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the December 1st 111–108 road victory against the Hornets. Nocioni missed a third of the 2006–07 NBA season due to plantar fasciitis. He returned to action late in the season on April 8, 2007, against Toronto.
Nocioni became a restricted free-agent following the 2006–07 season. On July 6, 2007, he agreed a 5-year deal with the Chicago Bulls worth a reported $38 million. Teams that were interested in Nocioni included the Memphis Grizzlies. The deal became official on July 18, 2007. In preparation for the 2008–09 NBA season, Nocioni admitted the knee tendinitis which had hampered his performance during the 2008 Olympics was still affecting him and specifically he had hardly done anything in between winning the bronze medal and reporting for training camp.
In 2008, Nocioni was selected to play with Argentina in the Beijing Summer Olympics. Argentina advanced to the quarter-final with four wins, placing behind Lithuania in the group stage, after defeating Russia. In the game against Russia, Nocioni hit 4 three-pointers, finishing with 19 points. After defeating Greece in the quarterfinals, the Argentine team lost their Olympic semifinals rematch from 4 years earlier against the US team. Due to knee tendinitis, Nocioni only played 18 minutes, scoring 10 points, and securing 4 rebounds. Argentina next played Lithuania, in the bronze medal match, which Argentina won 87–75. Nocioni scored 14 points in that game.
On February 18, 2009, Nocioni was traded to the Sacramento Kings along with Drew Gooden and Cedric Simmons for John Salmons and Brad Miller. Nocioni started for the Kings the last 23 games of the 2008–09 season, averaging 13.7 points a game. Sacramento was in a rebuilding process however, and Nocioni requested a trade following a decrease in playing time.
After the season ended, on June 17, 2010, Nocioni was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers along with Spencer Hawes for Samuel Dalembert. On December 29, 2010, he scored a season-high 22 points to go along with 12 rebounds, in a 123-110 win over the Phoenix Suns.
During the 2011 NBA lockout, Nocioni trained with Peñarol de Mar del Plata while waiting for the situation to resolve itself. With the announcement of the NBPA to dissolve the Union and start litigation against the NBA, he agreed to join the team for the Súper 8 tournament in November 2011. On November 26, as the NBA announced that a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement was reached, Nocioni helped Peñarol to its third Súper 8 tournament.
In 2011, he was a part of the team that won the gold medal in the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, that was played in Mar del Plata. He also played at the 2012 Summer Olympics, the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, where he won a silver medal, and was named to the All-Tournament Team. He finished his national team career by playing at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
With the end of the lockout, Nocioni returned to the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2011–12 NBA season, but was waived in March 2012, after playing 11 games that season. He then signed with his former team, Caja Laboral (formerly known as TAU Cerámica for sponsorship reasons), for the remainder of the season. He chose to wear number 55, as number 5, was already taken by his Argentina national basketball team teammate Pablo Prigioni. He re-signed with Caja Laboral in July 2012.
On July 20, 2014, he parted ways with Baskonia, and he signed a two-year contract with Real Madrid, five days later. In May 2015, Real Madrid won the EuroLeague, after defeating Olympiacos, by a score of 78–59 in the final game. Nocioni was named the Final Four MVP. Real Madrid eventually finished the season winning the Spanish League championship, after a 3–0 series sweep in the Spanish League finals series against Barcelona. With that trophy, Real Madrid won the triple crown.
On July 21, 2016, Nocioni re-signed with Real Madrid. On April 3, 2017, he announced his intentions to retire after the 2016–17 season.
On February 26, 2018, the Argentine Basketball Federation retired the n° 13 jersey worn by Nocioni during his career with the national team. The ceremony was held in the Parque Carlos Guerrero stadium of Olavarría during the Argentina v. Paraguay match for the 2019 World Cup qualification.
Andres married and had children with Paula Raquel Aimonetto.
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