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Marco Belinelli | Guard

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
College: Italy
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Marco Belinelli filled in as a starter on Tuesday with Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) unavailable, finishing with 15 points, three 3-pointers, two rebounds, three assists and one steal.
Leonard is likely to miss one more game, giving Belinelli another start, but he's anticipating a return vs. the Hawks next Wednesday. Consider plucking Belinelli off the waiver wire if you need a short-term boost at SG, particularly for points and 3-pointers. Oct 28 - 11:18 PM

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Marco Belinelli will draw the start as the Spurs open their season vs. the Mavericks.

Belinelli is good for some treys and points, but that's about it. He's starting in place of Kawhi Leonard who's been dealing with an eye infection, but with Leonard expected to return very soon, Marco is just a plug-and-play option at best.
Oct 28 - 6:21 PM

Marco Belinelli scored 19 points in a loss to the Rockets on Friday with two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

He'll be coming off the bench this season and will likely have some hot stretches mixed in. Fantasy owners in 14-team leagues and deeper shouldn't care much.
Oct 24 - 10:33 PM

Marco Belinelli made just 3-of-10 from the field against the Thunder on Thursday for eight points with six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer.

He started the second half tonight and it did not pay off for the Spurs due to being outscored 32-20 in the third quarter. Belinelli is known as a shooter, but only 24.1 percent of his shot attempts come on catch-and-shoot, and he's certainly capable of getting his own shot. The mystery of when he'll have a big game makes him a tough player to own in standard leagues, though.
Apr 3 - 11:40 PM

Marco Belinelli had his second productive game against the Pelicans on Saturday with 18 points, two boards, four assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers.

Danny Green (foot) went through warmups tonight and was close to playing, which doesn't bode well for Belinelli. The reigning 3-Point Contest champ is was on fire over those two games sans Green, making 10-of-14 to help him to a ridiculous 84.7 effective field goal percentage in that span. The risk of coach Gregg Popovich makes it tough to add a Spur, but Bello is almost too hot to resist.
Mar 30 - 12:13 AM

Marco Belinelli caught fire against the Nuggets on Friday with 27 points, one board, two assists, one steal, two blocks and six 3-pointers.

He started in place of Danny Green tonight and the Nuggets didn't feel like defending him. Belinelli usually has been a letdown with added opportunity, but the added intrigue of playing him in fantasy increases with the Spurs likely to rest more guys. Of course, Bello could be one of them.
Mar 29 - 4:56 AM

Marco Belinelli will start in place of Danny Green (foot) on Friday night vs. the Nuggets.

Green is out with some foot inflammation and could miss Saturday's game. Belinelli could be an interesting player to use, but he's had his fair share of disappointments for fantasy owners.
Mar 28 - 7:38 PM

Marco Belinelli scored 17 points off the bench on Friday against the Kings, hitting 7-of-12 shots (including a three) with one rebound, two assists, three steals and a block in just 22 minutes.

This line is pretty fluky given the opponent but he's probably in line for some decent minutes as guys get rested down the stretch, making him worth a look if you have space for a stash. As far as expecting regular value goes right off the bat, that's probably asking for too much.
Mar 22 - 3:05 AM

Marco Belinelli's playing time tumbled with Tony Parker active for Sunday's game -- he finished with five points and one assist in 17 minutes off the bench.

Belinelli averaged 16.7 points during Parker's absence and a correction was inevitable, but this was a pretty dramatic drop-off. Patty Mills maintained a 16-minute role, while Manu Ginobili scored 15 points with seven assist in 22 minutes, and Belinelli is a shaky option in standard leagues as long as those guys are healthy.
Mar 2 - 9:39 PM

Marco Belinelli moved back to the bench with the return of Kawhi Leonard on Wednesday, but still hit 6-of-8 shots and four 3-pointers for 20 points and four assists.

The move to the bench is a bit of a concern, as was the strong play of Manu Ginobili tonight, but Belinelli still answered the call. He'll split minutes with Ginobili and Danny Green going forward, meaning his production could be ready to take a hit. Speaking of Green, he was quiet tonight with eight points and two 3-pointers, but did stick in the starting lineup at shooting guard.
Feb 27 - 2:01 AM

Marco Belinelli started again and scored 20 points for the second straight game on Wednesday, hitting 7-of-11 shots and four 3-pointers, and adding four rebounds and a steal.

Belinelli won the 3-point contest over All-Star Weekend and has scored exactly 20 points in three of his last four games. He had 16 in the other one and has knocked down 13 3-pointers during his hot streak. He'll cool off once the Spurs get healthy, and Manu Ginobili is back (16 points), while Kawhi Leonard is very close to returning from his broken hand. This looks like a sell-high moment for Belinelli, although we doubt you can get much in return for him, despite his recent success. Tony Parker has also missed the last couple games with a sore back.
Feb 20 - 2:09 AM

Marco Belinelli started and finished with 20 points, four rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers on 8-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's win.

Manu Ginobili returned from his hamstring injury tonight, but played just 15 minutes. Bello is hot over his last four games, averaging 17.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.5 3-pointers, and while he'll likely cool off again, the 3-point champ deserves to be picked up in most leagues.
Feb 19 - 2:31 AM

Marco Belinelli won Saturday night's Foot Locker Three-Point Contest.

He tied Bradley Beal in the final, then beat him with a score of 24 to get the trophy in the tiebreaker. Belinelli ranks second in the NBA for catch-and-shoot 3-point percentage among players with at least 1.0 makes per game and ranks fifth in overall 3-point percentage, so he certainly had the skill set to win this contest. This year's contest allowed players to place a rack of money balls in a spot of their choosing and all the players either went with the last spot in the court or on the first wing.
Feb 15 - 10:22 PM

Marco Belinelli hit 6-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists on Wednesday, coming up just shy of a triple-double.

Belinelli's hot again, averaging 15.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 3-pointers over his last four games. He's been a little hot-and-cold this season, but is getting plenty of minutes with the Spurs dealing with so many injuries. Once they're all healthy, expect plenty of inconsistency from Belinelli.
Feb 12 - 10:35 PM

Marco Belinelli scored 20 points against the Pistons on Monday after a one-game absence due to a back injury, adding five boards, one assist and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

He looked a lot better and shot 8-of-15 from the field. His 20 points were his most since the first game of 2014 and he's been a little disappointing following the injury to Manu Ginobili (hamstring). Considering Ginobili is expected back in the first game after the All-Star break, Bello is not a very attractive pickup.
Feb 10 - 10:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Cory Joseph
3Patty Mills
SG1Danny Green
2Marco Belinelli
3Manu Ginobili
4Austin Daye
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1Tim Duncan
2Boris Diaw
3Jeff Ayres
C1Tiago Splitter
2Matt Bonner
3Aron Baynes