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Marco Belinelli

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Marco Belinelli
Belinelli playing for the 76ers in 2018
No. 18 – San Antonio Spurs
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1986-03-25) 25 March 1986 (age 38)
San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career2002–present
Career history
2002–2003Virtus Bologna
2003–2007Fortitudo Bologna
20072009Golden State Warriors
2009–2010Toronto Raptors
20102012New Orleans Hornets
2012–2013Chicago Bulls
20132015San Antonio Spurs
2015–2016Sacramento Kings
2016–2017Charlotte Hornets
2017–2018Atlanta Hawks
2018Philadelphia 76ers
2018–presentSan Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Marco Stefano Belinelli (born March 25, 1986 in San Giovanni in Persiceto) is an Italian basketball player. He used to play for the Golden State Warriors, for the Toronto Raptors, and for the New Orleans Hornets. In 2012, he started playing for the Chicago Bulls.[1]


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Starting his career in the youth teams of Virtus Bologna, Marco Belinelli made his professional debut in LegA in 2002. In the following year, he switched to the rival Bologna club, Fortitudo Bologna, due to his former club's financial troubles. He achieved an Italian championship with them in 2005. In 2006, he represented Italy in the World Championships, with the team finishing in ninth place. In 2007, he entered the NBA Draft, which took place on June 28, 2007, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Golden State Warriors selected him as the eighteenth overall pick. On August 11, 2010, he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Julian Wright.[2] In 2011, he played in the playoffs as a starter for the New Orleans Hornets and had an impressive season. During the 2011 European Championship, Italy managed to field its three NBA players: Marco Belinelli, Danilo Gallinari, and Andrea Bargnani. Despite being placed in a challenging group in the initial round, which included France, Germany, Serbia, Israel, and Latvia, Italy finished the competition with only one victory. In 2014, he achieved an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs, becoming the first Italian player to accomplish this feat. On July 13, 2015, he signed with the Sacramento Kings.[3] On February 11, 2018, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[4] On July 1, 2018, he made a return to the San Antonio Spurs, signing a two-year contract worth twelve million dollars. On November 26, 2020, he left the NBA and returned to Virtus Bologna.


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  1. "Bulls sign guard Belinelli, formerly of Hornets". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 24, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  2. Raptors acquire Julian Wright on www.kusports.com
  3. Belinelli quitte San Antonio pour rejoindre les Kings on www.basketusa.com
  4. Marco Belinelli en route pour Philadelphie on www.Lefigaro.fr

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