The 76ers advised Nocioni to skip the tournament, and Nocioni confirmed Thursday he won’t play.
Nocioni told reporters that the team “exercised an option in my contract that when I get injured during national team activities they can prevent me from playing.”
After an MRI, a team doctor recommended that Nocioni stay off the court until the start of training camp at the end of September.
The six-foot-seven forward was acquired from Sacramento this summer as part of the trade that sent Samuel Dalembert to the Kings. Argentina opens Saturday against Germany.