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Marco Belinelli

31-Year-Old       Atlanta Hawks

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

10.5

REB

2.4

AST

2.0

STL

0.6

BLK

0.1

2017-18 NBA Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Belinelli spent the 2016-17 campaign with his third team in as many seasons, but the journeyman was able to keep a relatively consistent stat line form a year prior. Across 74 games with the Hornets, he essentially matched his 2015-16 production, posting averages of 10.5 poi...

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HT: 6' 5"   WT: 210 lbs   DOB: 3/25/1986  College: Italy   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #18 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Marco Belinelli Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $19 million contract with the Kings in July of 2015. Traded to the Hornets in June of 2016.

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Belinelli posted 20 points (7-14 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists and three steals across 26 minutes during a 117-111 win over the Mavericks on Wednesday.

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Marco Belinelli NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 33 7.3 2.9 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.5 38.7 77.8 0.4 0.1 0.3 1.2 39.0 1.1 2.8 0.2 0.3
2008-09 22 42 21.0 8.9 1.7 2.1 0.9 0.0 1.2 44.2 76.9 1.4 0.2 1.5 3.1 39.7 3.3 7.5 1.0 1.2
2009-10 23 66 17.0 7.1 1.4 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.9 40.6 83.5 0.9 0.2 1.2 2.4 38.0 2.3 5.7 1.5 1.8
2010-11 24 NOP 80 24.5 10.5 1.9 1.2 0.5 0.1 1.7 43.7 78.4 1.0 0.2 1.7 4.1 41.4 3.8 8.6 1.2 1.6
2011-12 25 NOP 66 29.8 11.8 2.6 1.5 0.7 0.1 1.6 41.7 78.3 1.0 0.3 2.3 4.3 37.7 4.3 10.4 1.5 2.0
2012-13 26 CHI 73 25.8 9.6 1.9 2.0 0.6 0.1 1.1 39.5 83.9 1.1 0.2 1.7 3.0 35.7 3.3 8.4 1.9 2.3
2013-14 27 SAS 80 25.2 11.4 2.8 2.2 0.6 0.1 1.6 48.5 84.7 1.2 0.2 2.6 3.7 43.0 4.2 8.7 1.4 1.6
2014-15 28 SAS 62 22.4 9.2 2.5 1.5 0.5 0.0 1.4 42.3 84.8 1.0 0.4 2.1 3.7 37.4 3.2 7.6 1.4 1.6
2015-16 29 SAC 68 24.6 10.2 1.7 1.9 0.5 0.0 1.3 38.6 83.3 1.2 0.1 1.6 4.4 30.6 3.6 9.3 1.7 2.0
2016-17 30 CHA 74 24.0 10.5 2.4 2.0 0.6 0.1 1.4 42.9 89.3 0.9 0.2 2.2 3.8 36.0 3.6 8.3 2.0 2.3
2017-18 31 ATL 1 26.0 20.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 4.0 50.0 100.0 1.0 0.0 3.0 6.0 66.7 7.0 14.0 2.0 2.0
2017-18 Projections 31 ATL 74 21.9 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Marco Belinelli

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2016-17 NBA Game Log   Marco Belinelli
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the stat averages.
Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 11 @ATL 103-76 Did Not Play
Apr 10 @MIL 89-79 Did Not Play
Apr 8 BOS 114-121 Did Not Play
Apr 5 MIA 99-112 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
Apr 4 @WAS 118-111 25 16 3 2 1 0 2 6 10 2 2 2 4 0 3 1
Apr 2 @OKC 101-113 17 7 4 2 1 0 2 2 5 3 3 0 2 0 4 2
Mar 31 DEN 122-114 19 11 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 2 2 3 6 0 0 2
Mar 29 @TOR 106-110 27 21 0 5 1 1 1 7 11 5 6 2 4 0 0 0
Mar 28 MIL 108-118 25 6 4 5 0 0 0 2 6 2 2 0 3 0 4 1
Mar 26 PHO 120-106 21 8 2 0 0 0 0 3 7 2 2 0 1 0 2 0
Mar 24 CLE 105-112 32 22 3 2 0 0 1 7 12 5 5 3 7 1 2 5
Mar 22 @ORL 102-109 21 20 3 1 1 0 0 5 9 7 8 3 5 0 3 1
Mar 20 ATL 105-90 21 6 3 2 1 0 1 1 5 3 4 1 4 1 2 1
Mar 18 WAS 98-93 28 11 1 2 0 0 1 3 9 4 5 1 1 0 1 2
Mar 15 @IND 98-77 26 11 1 3 2 0 2 4 10 1 2 2 6 0 1 0
Mar 13 CHI 109-115 22 7 3 3 0 0 0 2 7 3 3 0 2 1 2 0
Mar 11 NOP 122-125 23 12 1 0 0 0 0 4 9 3 3 1 4 0 1 1
Mar 10 ORL 121-81 22 18 0 3 0 0 1 6 10 6 6 0 2 0 0 2
Mar 8 @MIA 108-101 27 8 1 2 1 0 0 2 8 3 3 1 3 0 1 0
Mar 6 IND 100-88 14 0 2 3 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
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Mar 4 @DEN 102-112 28 3 3 3 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 1 3 0 3 0
Mar 2 @PHO 120-103 24 7 0 1 0 0 3 2 7 3 3 0 3 0 0 1
Feb 28 @LAL 104-109 22 11 2 5 0 0 0 4 9 1 2 2 5 0 2 0
Feb 26 @LAC 124-121 14 5 2 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 2 2
Feb 25 @SAC 85-99 29 13 2 6 1 0 1 4 7 3 3 2 4 0 2 0
Feb 23 @DET 114-108 23 4 8 1 0 0 2 2 7 0 0 0 3 1 7 0
Feb 15 @TOR 90-85 22 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 1 4 0 1 0
Feb 13 PHI 99-105 27 8 4 4 1 1 4 3 10 0 0 2 5 0 4 1
Feb 11 LAC 102-107 27 17 4 1 1 0 1 7 14 1 1 2 8 1 3 3
Feb 9 HOU 95-107 21 10 4 1 0 0 2 5 13 0 0 0 3 1 3 2
Feb 7 BKN 111-107 26 17 3 0 0 1 0 4 9 8 9 1 3 0 3 1
Feb 4 @UTA 105-98 24 13 2 0 0 0 1 4 9 2 2 3 6 0 2 0
Feb 1 @GSW 126-111 30 16 2 7 1 0 1 6 11 3 3 1 5 1 1 2
Jan 31 @POR 115-98 24 6 1 1 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Jan 28 SAC 106-109 28 7 1 1 2 0 1 3 10 0 0 1 7 0 1 3
Jan 27 @NYK 110-107 21 15 2 1 1 0 2 6 10 1 1 2 5 0 2 0
Jan 25 GSW 103-113 25 14 1 1 1 0 1 3 5 7 7 1 3 0 1 2
Jan 23 WAS 99-109 29 18 3 2 1 0 0 5 12 6 7 2 8 0 3 1
Jan 21 BKN 112-105 22 14 1 5 0 0 0 5 10 2 2 2 6 0 1 3
Jan 20 TOR 113-78 22 6 1 1 2 1 1 2 7 2 2 0 4 0 1 1
Jan 18 POR 107-85 24 13 5 3 1 0 2 5 8 2 2 1 2 0 5 1
Jan 16 @BOS 108-98 18 7 1 3 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 1 4 0 1 1
Jan 13 @PHI 102-93 22 6 4 1 2 0 5 1 6 4 5 0 2 0 4 0
Jan 10 @HOU 121-114 28 15 3 6 0 0 3 6 13 0 0 3 9 0 3 1
Jan 7 @SAS 102-85 27 5 4 2 0 0 1 2 10 0 0 1 4 1 3 0
Jan 5 @DET 115-114 21 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 6 5 6 0 0 0 2 2
Jan 4 OKC 123-112 15 7 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 5 6 0 1 0 2 1
Jan 2 @CHI 118-111 Did Not Play
Dec 31 CLE 109-121 Did Not Play
Dec 29 MIA 91-82 Did Not Play
Dec 28 @ORL 101-120 Did Not Play
Dec 26 @BKN 120-118 Did Not Play
Dec 23 CHI 103-91 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 20 LAL 117-113 33 13 2 2 0 1 1 4 10 2 3 3 6 0 2 0
Dec 17 @ATL 99-107 30 19 3 1 0 0 1 8 11 0 0 3 4 0 3 1
Dec 16 @BOS 96-88 27 11 2 4 0 0 0 4 13 2 3 1 6 2 0 3
Dec 14 @WAS 109-106 22 16 1 1 0 0 2 6 10 0 0 4 6 0 1 1
Dec 12 @IND 110-94 28 14 3 2 1 0 1 4 9 5 5 1 3 0 3 3
Dec 10 @CLE 116-105 29 15 1 1 0 0 1 6 11 0 0 3 4 1 0 4
Dec 9 ORL 109-88 21 7 3 1 0 0 0 3 6 1 1 0 1 0 3 1
Dec 7 DET 87-77 28 13 5 1 2 0 0 5 10 2 2 1 4 0 5 2
Dec 5 @DAL 101-109 30 16 6 2 0 0 3 5 9 4 5 2 4 0 6 1
Dec 3 MIN 120-125 23 15 0 0 0 0 1 6 10 0 0 3 7 0 0 0
Dec 1 DAL 97-87 20 8 1 2 1 0 0 3 5 2 2 0 1 0 1 0
Nov 29 DET 89-112 25 11 2 2 0 1 0 4 10 2 2 1 4 0 2 1
Nov 28 @MEM 85-104 21 6 3 2 0 0 0 2 9 2 2 0 3 0 3 1
Nov 26 NYK 107-102 20 5 2 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 2 1
Nov 25 @NYK 113-111 33 19 2 3 1 0 1 7 11 0 0 5 6 1 1 1
Nov 23 SAS 114-119 21 12 4 1 0 0 0 5 11 1 2 1 5 1 3 3
Nov 21 MEM 90-105 31 14 5 4 2 2 1 3 8 6 7 2 4 0 5 0
Nov 19 @NOP 121-116 33 22 10 4 0 0 4 7 13 1 2 7 9 0 10 2
Nov 18 ATL 100-96 27 6 1 3 1 0 1 2 7 1 2 1 4 0 1 1
Nov 15 @MIN 108-115 27 12 1 1 0 0 0 5 8 0 0 2 2 0 1 1
Nov 13 @CLE 100-93 21 9 1 1 1 0 0 3 7 0 0 3 4 0 1 1
Nov 11 TOR 111-113 27 6 4 0 1 1 1 2 9 1 1 1 5 0 4 1
Nov 9 UTA 104-98 27 13 1 1 0 0 2 5 7 2 2 1 2 0 1 3
Nov 7 IND 122-100 27 12 3 4 3 0 1 3 8 4 4 2 4 1 2 1
Nov 4 @BKN 95-99 21 2 3 2 3 0 2 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Nov 2 PHI 109-93 21 11 3 2 0 0 0 4 9 0 0 3 6 0 3 2
Oct 29 BOS 98-104 23 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 6 3 3 0 3 0 1 2
Oct 28 @MIA 91-97 28 12 1 2 1 0 0 4 9 2 2 2 3 0 1 3
Oct 26 @MIL 96-107 26 7 4 1 0 0 0 3 8 1 1 0 2 0 4 1

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#2 Shooting Guard

1.  Kent Bazemore

2.  Marco Belinelli

3.  Taurean Prince

4.  Malcolm Delaney

5.  DeAndre' Bembry

6.  Nicolas Brussino

7.  Tyler Dorsey

Atlanta Hawks

True Shooting Percentage

56.6%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Marco Belinelli had a true shooting percentage of 56.6%.

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Marco Belinelli NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 33 36.0 14.2 2.1 2.2 0.7 0.0 2.4 38.7 77.8 1.8 0.4 1.6 6.1 39.0 5.4 13.9 1.0 1.3
2008-09 22 42 36.0 15.2 2.9 3.6 1.5 0.0 2.1 44.2 76.9 2.4 0.4 2.5 5.3 39.7 5.7 12.9 1.6 2.1
2009-10 23 66 36.0 15.1 3.1 2.9 1.3 0.2 1.9 40.6 83.5 1.9 0.4 2.6 5.1 38.0 4.9 12.2 3.2 3.9
2010-11 24 NOP 80 36.0 15.4 2.8 1.7 0.7 0.1 2.5 43.7 78.4 1.4 0.3 2.5 6.0 41.4 5.6 12.7 1.8 2.3
2011-12 25 NOP 66 36.0 14.3 3.1 1.8 0.9 0.1 2.0 41.7 78.3 1.3 0.3 2.8 5.2 37.7 5.2 12.6 1.8 2.4
2012-13 26 CHI 73 36.0 13.4 2.7 2.8 0.8 0.1 1.5 39.5 83.9 1.6 0.2 2.4 4.2 35.7 4.6 11.7 2.7 3.2
2013-14 27 SAS 80 36.0 16.3 4.0 3.2 0.9 0.1 2.3 48.5 84.7 1.7 0.3 3.7 5.2 43.0 6.0 12.4 2.0 2.3
2014-15 28 SAS 62 36.0 14.7 4.1 2.4 0.8 0.1 2.2 42.3 84.8 1.6 0.7 3.4 6.0 37.4 5.2 12.2 2.2 2.6
2015-16 29 SAC 68 36.0 15.0 2.5 2.7 0.8 0.0 2.0 38.6 83.3 1.7 0.2 2.3 6.4 30.6 5.3 13.7 2.5 3.0
2016-17 30 CHA 74 36.0 15.8 3.6 3.0 0.9 0.2 2.1 42.9 89.3 1.4 0.3 3.3 5.7 36.0 5.3 12.5 3.0 3.4
2017-18 31 ATL 1 36.0 27.7 4.2 4.2 4.2 0.0 5.5 50.0 100.0 1.4 0.0 4.2 8.3 66.7 9.7 19.4 2.8 2.8
2017-18 Projections 31 ATL 74 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Marco Belinelli

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Marco Belinelli NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 33 241 95 14 15 5 0 16 38.7 77.8 12 3 11 41 39.0 36 93 7 9
2008-09 22 42 882 372 71 88 36 1 52 44.2 76.9 59 10 61 131 39.7 140 317 40 52
2009-10 23 66 1121 469 95 89 42 5 60 40.6 83.5 60 14 81 158 38.0 154 379 101 121
2010-11 24 NOP 80 1957 836 151 92 38 6 134 43.7 78.4 77 17 134 324 41.4 302 691 98 125
2011-12 25 NOP 66 1966 780 172 101 48 5 107 41.7 78.3 69 19 153 284 37.7 286 686 101 129
2012-13 26 CHI 73 1882 702 140 148 44 6 79 39.5 83.9 82 13 127 221 35.7 241 610 141 168
2013-14 27 SAS 80 2016 911 226 179 50 7 126 48.5 84.7 95 18 208 293 43.0 337 695 111 131
2014-15 28 SAS 62 1388 568 157 94 31 3 86 42.3 84.8 61 26 131 230 37.4 199 470 84 99
2015-16 29 SAC 68 1672 696 117 127 37 2 91 38.6 83.3 80 10 107 297 30.6 245 635 115 138
2016-17 30 CHA 74 1778 780 178 147 44 9 102 42.9 89.3 70 14 164 283 36.0 264 615 150 168
2017-18 31 ATL 1 26 20 3 3 3 0 4 50.0 100.0 1 0 3 6 66.7 7 14 2 2
2017-18 Projections 31 ATL 74 1621 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Marco Belinelli

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Marco Belinelli NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 21 33 7.3 49.0 47.3 12.1 9.7 1.3 1.8
2008-09 22 42 21.0 54.7 52.4 18.1 12.1 1.5 7.6
2009-10 23 66 17.0 54.3 48.5 15.3 10.3 1.5 6.0
2010-11 24 NOP 80 24.5 56.0 53.4 10.1 8.4 1.2 7.9
2011-12 25 NOP 66 29.8 52.5 49.5 11.1 7.6 1.5 9.2
2012-13 26 CHI 73 25.8 51.3 46.0 16.2 9.0 1.8 7.7
2013-14 27 SAS 80 25.2 60.5 57.6 17.4 9.3 1.9 11.3
2014-15 28 SAS 62 22.4 55.3 51.5 14.1 9.1 1.5 8.2
2015-16 29 SAC 68 24.6 50.0 45.7 14.1 8.9 1.6 7.1
2016-17 30 CHA 74 24.0 56.6 51.2 16.2 7.7 2.1 9.7
2017-18 31 ATL 1 26.0 67.2 64.3 15.9 5.3 3.0 21.0
2017-18 Projections 31 ATL 74 21.9 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Marco Belinelli

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Marco Belinelli: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Belinelli (Achilles) isn't listed on the injury report for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Mavericks, KL Chouinard of Atland29.com reports.

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Belinelli (Achilles) will likely play in Wednesday's season opener against the Mavericks, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.

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Belinelli (Achilles) has been downgraded to doubtful for Thursday's preseason matchup against the Mavericks, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.

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Belinelli (Achilles) is probable for Thursday's tilt against the Mavericks, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.

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Belinelli will not play during Friday's preseason game against the Pistons.

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Belinelli (finger), Miles Plumlee (knee), and the 41st pick were traded from the Hornets to the Hawks on Tuesday in exchange for Dwight Howard and the 31st pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

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Belinelli (finger) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

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Belinelli (finger) will not play in Monday's game against the Bucks.

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Belinelli (finger) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Bucks.

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Belinelli (finger) won't play Saturday against the Celtics.

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Belinelli (finger) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Heat.

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Belinelli left Wednesday's game against the Heat with a left finger strain and is questionable to return.

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2016-17

After a three-year stint with the Kings, Belinelli was traded to the Hornets in a draft-day deal that sent the No. 22 overall pick back to Sacramento. The 30-year-old averaged 10.2 points per game last season but shot just 38.6 percent from the floor and 30.6 percent from distance, both career worsts by a fair margin. Charlotte essentially bought low on a player with a proven track record of shooting well from the outside, and coach Steve Clifford and company will be banking on Belinelli showing some improvements in that capacity. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returning from injury, Nicolas Batum will shift down to shooting guard this season, so Belinelli will battle with Jeremy Lamb for minutes off the bench. Belinelli is the more experienced commodity, but the 24-year-old Lamb is coming off of the best overall season of his four-year career. If he's able to rediscover his stroke from beyond the arc, Belinelli could be a decent source of three-pointers, but he's unlikely to provide significant value in other counting stat categories.

2015-16

Belinelli saw a small downtick in production in his final season as a Spur. He averaged 22 minutes and 9.2 points while shooting 42 percent from the field, 85 percent from the line, and 37 percent from beyond the arc. His primary strength is as an elite catch-and-shoot specialist who can hit three-pointers in bunches and shoot a high free throw percentage. Belinelli's main weakness is his lack of defensive ability, particularly against some of the more athletic wing players in the league. He's penciled in as one of the first rotation players off the bench along with Omri Casspi, and there's upside that Belinelli could unseat Ben McLemore at shooting guard if the third-year guard struggles as a starter to begin the season. Belinelli remains a solid source for three-pointers for fantasy owners but should continue to offer little else in terms of overall fantasy value as a sixth man.

2014-15

Marco Belinelli is entering his eighth NBA season. Last year was his first with the Spurs, and he averaged 11.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.1 blocks, and 1.6 three-pointers in 25 minutes per game through 80 games. He shot 49 percent from the field on 8.7 attempts per game and 85 percent from the line on 1.6 attempts per game. Playing in the Spurs' system helped Belinelli set career highs in rebounds, assists, and field goal percentage. Prior to last season, Belinelli's career high in field goal percentage was just 44 percent, so it'll be interesting to see if the 49 percent he shot last season was an anomaly or something he can sustain in the Spurs' elite ball-movement offense. Despite playing off the bench for the majority of last season, Belinelli posted a career high 15.0 PER (player efficiency rating). With Patty Mills (shoulder surgery) expected to be sidelined until February, Belinelli may be called upon to shoulder more of the scoring load early on. He's a reliable source of three-pointers of the waiver-wire even in standard leagues of late.

2013-14

The Italian guard has matured into a valuable bench contributor, but his fantasy value will be limited by Popovich's glut of options at the two. The best case scenario for Belinelli could be a repeat of his Chicago campaign, but the veteran is not a truly elite three-point shooter (35.7%) and his one-on-one defensive efforts won't do too much to fill out a stat sheet.

2012-13

Belinelli, who played with New Orleans last year and averaged 11.8 ppg, gives the Bulls a decent shooter off the bench, replacing Kyle Korver in the role. He could become a relevant fantasy option for three-pointers and more playing time if Richard Hamilton gets hurt - something that has happened regularly in recent years.

2011-12

Belinelli enters 2011-2012 as one of the Hornets’ best shooters, coming off a career-best in shooting percentage (43.7 percent), three point shooting (41.4 percent), points (10.4) and rebounds (1.9). Belinelli started much of the season, and although he was not the scorer most would want as their starting shooting guard, he quietly put up a solid campaign. With the acquisition of a high profile shooting guard, Belinelli should face significantly less pressure and less talented defenders coming off the bench.

2010-11

It's a shame Belinelli doesn't get more run in the NBA, as his name is just a lot of fun to say. Unforunately, when a player only averaged 17 minutes per game-as the Italian did last year-there aren't a lot of reasons to talk about him, especially in terms of his fantasy value. Belinelli was traded to the Hornets for Julian Wright in August. Hornet Coach Monty Williams said that the starting shooting guard spot could be a toss up between second-year player Marcus Thornton and Belinelli. Barring an injury to Thornton, however, that's probably not worth the necessary 30 minutes per game that Belinelli would need.

2009-10

The Raptors need offense off the wing and Belinelli's shooting and ball-handling could allow him to provide it, but he played in just 42 games last season with Golden State thanks to an ankle injury and defensive struggles. The Raptors' Euro-styled offense should be a good fit for Belinelli's skill set and the starting two guard job is available, but he'll need to show some effort at the other end of the court if he wants to be more than an offensive spark off the bench.

2008-09

Belinelli was a popular sleeper last year after his impressive Summer League play, but it became apparent in the preseason that his defense wasn't close to being "NBA-ready". As a result, he only played in 33 games last year, averaging a meager 2.9 points per game. Belinelli has had a year to get stronger and improve his defense, and will battle with Kelenna Azubuike for backup shooting guard minutes.

2007-08

Belinelli was the talk of the Las Vegas Summer League, where he made Warriors games into a “how to shoot the J” clinic for fans and opposition players alike. There’s a good chance that he could emerge as this year’s version of Jorge Garbajosa – an experienced European player who steps in and contributes far more quickly than expected. Some other factors working in Belinelli’s favor – the trade of Jason Richardson moves Monta Ellis into the starting lineup, which frees up a sixth man/bench scorer role. And there’s even the possibility that Belinelli could get starter’s minutes if Ellis moves to the point when Baron Davis suffers his annual injury.