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Marco Belinelli
Marco belinelli raptors f.jpg
Toronto Raptors  – No. 0
Shooting guard
Born March 25, 1986 (1986-03-25) (age 23)
San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy
Nationality Italian
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
League NBA
Salary $$1,547,640[1]
Draft 1st round, 18th pick, 2007
Golden State Warriors
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams Virtus Bologna (Italy) (2001–2003)
Fortitudo Bologna (Italy) (2003–2007)
Golden State Warriors (2007–2009)
Awards Italian Supercup MVP 2005
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Marco Stefano Belinelli (born March 25, 1986 in San Giovanni in Persiceto) is an Italian professional basketball player currently with the Toronto Raptors of the NBA.

He is 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) tall and plays as a shooting guard. He was selected 18th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.

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Career

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Europe

Prior to his NBA career, Belinelli played for Italy's Virtus Bologna where he had Manu Ginóbili as a teammate/mentor and Fortitudo Bologna, where he matched up against Carlos Delfino in the Italian Lega A and the Euroleague. At the age of nineteen, in the 2005, he won the Italian League in the series against Olimpia Milano,ended 3–1 for Fortitudo Bologna.

National team

Belinelli playing for Italy

Belinelli has also played for the Italian national team. He competed at the 2006 FIBA World Championship and scored 25 points against the United States national team in preliminary round play, and averaged 13.5 points per game for the rest of the tournament.

NBA

Golden State Warriors

After being selected #18 in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, Belinelli scored 37 points in his first NBA Summer League game against the New Orleans Hornets, going 14-on-20 from the field, including 5-on-7 from behind the arc,[2] adding 5 boards, 2 assists and 1 steal to help the Warriors earn a 110–102 win. His performance is tied for second for the highest scoring game ever in Vegas summer league history, behind Keith Bogans' 38 scored as a member of the Orlando Magic in 2004. Belinelli finished his Summer League scoring an average of 22.8 points per game in 4 games with the Warriors, before flying back to Italy to be part of the Italian national team for EuroBasket 2007. In his sophomore year in NBA, he has been improving his presence in terms of minutes per game, points per game, and assists. On December 19, 2008, he scored 27 points, his personal best, in a match the Warriors lost to Atlanta Hawks.

Toronto Raptors

On July 30, 2009, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors for Devean George,[3] joining Italian national squad teammate Andrea Bargnani.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
(Correct as of 22 December 2009)[4]

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Golden State 33 0 7.3 .387 .390 .778 .4 .5 .2 .0 2.9
2008–09 Golden State 42 23 21.0 .442 .397 .769 1.7 2.1 .9 .0 8.9
2009–10 Toronto 29 0 18.7 .397 386' .830 1.4 1.4 .7 .1 7.6
Career 104 23 16.0 .419 .392 .796 1.2 1.4 .6 .0 6.6

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