Marco Belinelli

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Marco Belinelli
Marco belinelli raptors f.jpg
Belinelli with the Toronto Raptors
No. 3 – San Antonio Spurs
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1986-03-25) March 25, 1986 (age 28)
San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy
NationalityItalian
Listed height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro playing career2001–present
Career history
2001–2003Virtus Bologna (Italy)
2003–2007Fortitudo Bologna (Italy)
20072009Golden State Warriors
2009–2010Toronto Raptors
20102012New Orleans Hornets
2012–2013Chicago Bulls
2013–presentSan Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Marco Belinelli
Marco belinelli raptors f.jpg
Belinelli with the Toronto Raptors
No. 3 – San Antonio Spurs
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1986-03-25) March 25, 1986 (age 28)
San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy
NationalityItalian
Listed height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro playing career2001–present
Career history
2001–2003Virtus Bologna (Italy)
2003–2007Fortitudo Bologna (Italy)
20072009Golden State Warriors
2009–2010Toronto Raptors
20102012New Orleans Hornets
2012–2013Chicago Bulls
2013–presentSan Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Marco Stefano Belinelli (born March 25, 1986) is an Italian professional basketball player who plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) tall and plays as a shooting guard. He was selected 18th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.

Professional career[edit]

Europe[edit]

Prior to his NBA career, Belinelli played for Italy's Virtus Bologna and Fortitudo Bologna in the Italian Lega A and the Euroleague. At the age of nineteen, in the 2005, he won the Italian League in the series against Olimpia Milano, ended 3–1 for Fortitudo Bologna.

Italian national team[edit]

Belinelli playing for Italy

Belinelli has also played for the Italian national team. He competed at the 2006 FIBA World Championship and scored 25 points against the United States national team in preliminary round play, and averaged 13.5 points per game for the rest of the tournament.

Golden State Warriors[edit]

After being selected #18 in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, Belinelli scored 37 points in his first NBA Summer League game against the New Orleans Hornets, going 14-on-20 from the field, including 5-on-7 from behind the arc,[1] adding 5 boards, 2 assists and 1 steal to help the Warriors earn a 110–102 win. His performance is tied for second for the highest scoring game ever in Vegas summer league history, behind Keith Bogans' 38 scored as a member of the Orlando Magic in 2004. Belinelli finished his Summer League scoring an average of 22.8 points per game in 4 games with the Warriors, before flying back to Italy to be part of the Italian national team for EuroBasket 2007. In his sophomore year in NBA, he has been improving his presence in terms of minutes per game, points per game, and assists. On December 19, 2008, he scored 27 points, in a game the Warriors lost to Atlanta Hawks.

Toronto Raptors[edit]

On July 30, 2009, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors for Devean George,[2] joining Italian national squad teammate Andrea Bargnani. He played his first NBA game as a starter for Toronto on February 2, 2010 against the Indiana Pacers.

New Orleans Hornets[edit]

On August 11, 2010, he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets for Julian Wright.[3]

After 2010–11 season, he became a restricted free agent. On December 13, 2011, he signed the $3.4 million qualifying offer to stay with the Hornets for one more year.[4]

Chicago Bulls[edit]

On July 24, 2012, Belinelli signed with the Chicago Bulls.[5] Since joining the Bulls, Belinelli developed a reputation of being a clutch player, hitting shots that include a game winning shot against the Celtics in overtime while falling down, a go-ahead layup against the Detroit Pistons after Joakim Noah saved the ball from going out of bounds, a game-winning lay-up with 20 seconds remaining against the Brooklyn Nets, and a 3 pointer to give the Bulls a 1 point lead with 5 seconds remaining in a game vs. the Utah Jazz. Belinelli and Joakim Noah each scored 24 points in a game 7 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs.[6]

San Antonio Spurs[edit]

On July 11, 2013, Belinelli signed with the San Antonio Spurs.[7]

On January 2, 2014, Belinelli scored a career-high 32 points in a 101-105 loss to the New York Knicks.[8]

Belinelli also won the Three-Point Shootout at the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, beating Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards at the second attempt in the final after Beal equaled Belinelli's score in the initial final round.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game PIR Performance Index Rating
 Bold Career high

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2007–08Golden State3307.3.387.390.778.4.5.2.02.9
2008–09Golden State422321.0.442.397.7691.72.1.9.08.9
2009–10Toronto66117.0.406.380.8351.41.3.6.17.1
2010–11New Orleans806924.5.437.414.7841.91.1.5.110.4
2011–12New Orleans665529.8.417.377.7832.61.5.7.111.8
2012–13Chicago732725.8.395.357.8391.92.0.6.19.6
Career36017522.4.418.387.8081.81.5.6.19.0

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2011New Orleans6628.8.365.3081.000.8.7.8.09.7
2013Chicago12727.1.411.340.8792.92.6.4.011.1
Career181327.7.394.329.8922.21.9.6.010.6

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