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Marco Belinelli | Guard

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
College: Italy
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Marco Belinelli (hamstring) was back at practice on Saturday.
He sat out on Friday and it was never considered serious. Belinelli is probably the Kings' best 3-point shooter, so look for him to help space the floor in the second unit. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Oct 3 - 3:38 PM

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Marco Belinelli (hamstring) sat out of practice on Friday, but the injury isn't considered serious.

Head coach George Karl expects him to return to the court on Saturday, so he is probably just a little sore. Belinelli should be a key member of the second unit in Sacramento, and he should see enough minutes to carve out value in deeper leagues as a 3-point specialist.
Oct 2 - 4:56 PM

Marco Belinelli will travel to Sacramento next weekend.

He had a hematoma issue in his leg and missed a game at EuroBasket. Belinelli should be in the rotation as a floor-spacing 3-point guy, but the team will likely want to give more minutes to Ben McLemore. Bello is only a deep-league target for now.
Source: Sportando
Sep 20 - 6:05 PM

Marco Belinelli (hematoma in leg) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday to help Italy to a win over Israel, scoring 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting to go with four 3-pointers, four boards, four assists and one steal through 23 minutes of action.

With Ben McLemore the likely starter in Sacramento, it could prove to be difficult for Belinelli to get enough playing time to matter in standard leagues.
Sep 13 - 2:46 PM

Marco Belinelli missed Italy's game against Serbia on Thursday due to a hematoma in his leg.

A hematoma is essentially a bruise, so we wouldn't read much into this injury. He should be fine for training camp, but the logjam at the shooting guard position in Sacramento will likely render him useless to owners in standard leagues.
Source: Nets Daily
Sep 10 - 4:44 PM

Marco Belinelli caught fire from beyond the arc during Italy's victory over Spain on Tuesday, tallying 27 points, seven assists, seven 3-pointers, four rebounds and two turnovers through 35 minutes.

Belinelli is capable of the occasional scoring outburst, but he'll be joining a crowded backcourt in Sacramento featuring Ben McLemore, Darren Collison, Caron Butler, Omri Casspi and Seth Curry. McLemore is the favorite to start, so it'll be tough for Belinelli to carve out much, if any fantasy value with the Kings. Owners in standard leagues can feel free to look the other way on draft day.
Sep 8 - 5:28 PM

Rajon Rondo asked the Kings to get a shooter, which led to signing Marco Belinelli.

A previous blurb cited some reports from a questionable outlet on matters regarding the Kings. After digging around with some sources, it's probably best for folks to take a lot of what they read with a grain of salt until reliable reporters weigh in.
Jul 3 - 7:40 PM

The Kings and Marco Belinellli have agreed to a three-year, $19 million deal.

Well, Vivek Ranadive's money is still good. The Kings have whiffed on every noteworthy free agent until now, so Belinelli may actually have a chance to start -- that's unlikely and Ben McLemore is still the heavy favorite. Plus, the Kings desperately need 3-point shooting, so he is likely going to have a chance to score in double figures. He'll be a sneaky late-round specialist for 3-pointers.
Jul 3 - 2:37 PM

Unrestricted free agent Marco Belinelli would reportedly like to return with the Spurs next season.

Belinelli has received interest from the Warriors and Hornets, but it looks like he'd still like to return to the team that he won a championship with in 2014. However, San Antonio may not have the room financially if they're able to land LaMarcus Aldridge via free agency, so that will be a determining factor in Belinelli's options. Marco won't be anything more than a backup wherever he lands, so he's not going to have any value in standard leagues next season.
Jul 3 - 10:33 AM

The Warriors and Hornets are both said to be interested in unrestricted free agent Marco Belinelli.

Belinelli was actually drafted by the Warriors back in 2007, and he could be a nice fit as Klay Thompson's primary backup. However, the Hornets are expected to be aggressive in trying to lure Belinelli to Charlotte, and reportedly plan to offer a full mid-level exception for the Spurs' sharp shooter. Belinelli would be a backup at either location, so he can't be viewed as much more than a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues, regardless of where he winds up.
Jun 30 - 4:52 PM

Marco Belinelli confirmed that he will play for Italy during this summer's EuroBasket tournament.

"The fact that the four Italian NBAers will play doesn’t mean that we will win for sure," said Belinelli, who will join Danilo Gallinari, Andre Bargnani and Luigi Datome on the squad. His participation in the tournament won't affect his plans in free agency, and he's already suggested that he may return to San Antonio.
Source: Sportando
Jun 16 - 9:09 AM

Marco Belinelli said a return to the San Antonio Spurs is still possible.

After saying that there is a chance he'll re-sign with the Spurs when he becomes a free agent on July 1, Belinelli elaborated on his decision-making process. "As I’ve always said, San Antonio is a very strong team," he said. "An incredible organization. The best I’ve played for in the NBA. The free agency opens on July 1, we’ll see what happens. I think I will know my future the 1st or the 2nd week of July." We'll keep an eye on Bello's offseason movements, but a return to the Spurs seems the most likely scenario.
Source: Sportando
Jun 4 - 10:34 AM

Marco Belinelli scored 23 points against the Clippers on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and seven 3-pointers.

He was on fire and played down the stretch as the Spurs tried to pull a comeback. Belinelli played 22 minutes tonight, which is up from 16 minutes in Game 5 and six minutes in Game 4. Assuming he doesn't shoot the ball this well again, Bello will likely play in the teens on Saturday.
May 1 - 12:30 AM

Marco Belinelli played only six minutes off the Spurs' bench in Sunday's Game 4 loss, scoring three points with two boards and one assist.

Gregg Popovich tightened his second-unit rotation with only three players logging more than six minutes -- Patty Mills (20), Manu Ginobili (22) and Boris Diaw (31). Belinelli scored proficiently in the series' first three games and he's a likely candidate to get more burn in L.A. on Tuesday.
Apr 26 - 7:49 PM

Marco Belinelli (groin) played on Friday against the Rockets, scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, one assist and two steals in 14 minutes.

Bello is going to be a hard guy to trust until he gives us a solid outing, but like a few of his teammates it's possible he gets some surprising run at some point.
Apr 11 - 1:39 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
3David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
5Marshall Henderson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1DeMarcus Cousins
2Quincy Acy
3Eric Moreland
4Vince Hunter
C1Kosta Koufos
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Arturas Gudaitis