|13th August, 2003||Italy||Signed a five year contract with Fortitudo Bologna. Included NBA out clause.|
|19th June, 2007||Italy||Left Fortitudo Bologna.|
|2007 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 18th overall by Golden State.|
|13th July, 2007||Italy||Signed four year, $6,720,430 rookie scale contract with Golden State. Included team options for 2009/10 and 2010/11.|
|30th October, 2008||Italy||Golden State exercised 2009/10 team option.|
|30th July, 2009||Italy||Traded by Golden State to Toronto in exchange for Devean George and cash.|
|29th October, 2010||Italy||Toronto exercised 2010/11 team option.|
|11th August, 2010||NBA||Traded by Toronto to New Orleans in exchange for Julian Wright.|
|13th December, 2011||NBA||Re-signed by New Orleans to a one year, $3,377,603 contract.|
|24th July, 2012||NBA||Signed a one year, $1,957,000 contract with Chicago.|
|10th July, 2013||NBA||Signed a two year, $5,623,750 contract with San Antonio.|
|13th July, 2015||NBA||Signed a three year, $19 million contract with Sacramento.|
|7th July, 2016||NBA||Traded by Sacramento to Charlotte in exchange for the draft rights to Malachi Richardson (#22, 2016).|
|20th June, 2017||NBA||Traded by Charlotte, along with Miles Plumlee and a 2017 second round pick (#41, Tyler Dorsey) to Atlanta in exchange for Dwight Howard and a 2017 second round pick (#31, Frank Jackson).|
|9th February, 2018||NBA||Waived by Atlanta.|
|12th February, 2018||NBA||Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Philadelphia.|
|20th July, 2018||NBA||Signed a two year, $12 million contract with San Antonio.|
|2002 - August 2003||Virtus Bologna (Italy)|
|August 2003 - June 2007||Fortitudo Bologna (Italy)|
|June 2007 - July 2009||Golden State Warriors (NBA)|
|July 2009 - August 2010||Toronto Raptors (NBA)|
|August 2010 - June 2012||New Orleans Hornets (NBA)|
|July 2012 - June 2013||Chicago Bulls (NBA)|
|July 2013 - June 2015||San Antonio Spurs (NBA)|
|July 2015 - July 2016||Sacramento Kings (NBA)|
|July 2016 - June 2017||Charlotte Hornets (NBA)|
|June 2017 - February 2018||Atlanta Hawks (NBA)|
|February 2018 - June 2018||Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)|
|July 2018 - present||San Antonio Spurs (NBA)|
June 29, 2017
SG, 6’5, 210lbs, 31 years old, 10 years of experience
The recipient of nearly 1,800 minutes, Belinelli shot pretty well from outside after an anomalous poor season the year prior. He is only as good as the team around him and needs setting up, not one for doing much of his own volition, especially defensively. But in being an effective catch-and-shoot player, Belinelli pretty much stood alone from the wing position for the Hornets. He hasn’t a huge amount of company on the Hawks, either, although the wing rotation has a lot of options if not much shooting. Belinelli has one more year under contract, and should be considered available to trade even with that short-term usefulness, be-cause he is a viable trade asset on a team with few.
Player Plan: One year at $6,606,000 remaining. As evidenced by the trade that brought him to Atlanta, he is not exactly a highly prized piece, for he was merely filler In that deal; that said, if there is some value to be found somewhere, take it.
March 2, 2017
At the 2016 NBA Draft, a few trades occurred, and some others were agreed upon that for salary cap purposes only were fully finalised two weeks later. This is all normal.
Quite a few of these trades involved draft picks, picks for both that year and the future, and quite a few of those draft picks were first rounders. This is also normal.
The perceived value of them, however, was abnormally inconsistent.
#12 pick Taurean Prince was traded by the Utah Jazz in a three team deal that netted them George Hill straight up.
#13 pick Georgios Papagiannis was combined by the Phoenix Suns with #28 pick Skal Labissiere and 2014 #27 pick Bogdan Bogdanovic, then shipped to the Sacramento Kings for #8 pick Marquese Chriss.
#20 pick Caris LeVert was traded by the Indiana Pacers, along with a future second round pick (protected 45th through 60th from 2017 to 2022 and only thereafter unprotected, thereby almost certainly ensuring the pick will be a high second rounder), to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Thaddeus Young.
#21 pick Malachi Richardson was traded by the Charlotte Hornets to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Marco Belinelli.
And finally, #31 pick Devonta Davis and #38 Rade Zagorac pick were combined by the Boston Celtics and sent to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for a 2019 first round pick, protected through the first eight picks.
In summation, the #12 pick had seemingly enough value to obtain a very high quality starting point guard in the prime of his career, while the pick immediately after it had to be packaged with two other first rounders just to move up five spots in a weak draft. Similarly, while admittedly packaged with a likely decent second rounder, the #20 pick was deemed sufficiently good to get Young, a valuable and versatile contributor in the prime of his career with at least two years to run on his contract, whereas the pick below it yielded only Belinelli, a journeyman backup shooting guard on an expiring contract who, while fine, is demonstrably less effective than Young as an NBA player, and who was coming off of the worst season he has had since his rookie campaign. [...] It is of course accepted that not all picks are created equal. That much is obvious. Draft spots and talent levels of draft classes vary wildly, and thus so does the variance in their values. But when one team trades a first rounder for 82 games of Marco Belinelli, and another team will not part with picks for mid-20s All-Stars, that variance is increasingly hard to fathom.