HoopsHype Marco Belinelli rumors

October 16, 2012 Updates

There have been times through the first three preseason games that the moment has appeared to be too big for Marco Belinelli. On Monday, the Bulls shooting guard admitted that so far it has been. “I don’t want to use this as an excuse, but for me it’s a new system, and for me this is really the first time I’ve played with a top-level team,’’ Belinelli confessed. Chicago Sun-Times

October 4, 2012 Updates

Marco Belinelli signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bulls over the offseason, but he anticipates sharing the backcourt with Derrick Rose for seasons to come. When Belinelli heard Rose declare him the most impressive newcomer, he was ecstatic, giving him assurance that the duo has the potential to sustain a successful backcourt not only this season, but for the foreseeable future. “I’m here because I want to stay here long,” Belinelli told RealGM after Wednesday evening’s practice. “I want to win and I want to improve my game. And it’s amazing to hear [Rose’s compliment]. For me, to hear something like that from the MVP of the team and one of the best players in the league, it’s unbelievable.” RealGM

September 18, 2012 Updates

Marco Belinelli talked with Tuttosport about his next adventure with the Chicago Bulls and said that the goal for the team is to win the NBA championship. "With Rose, Boozer, Deng, Noah, Hamilton, the Bulls are the best team I've ever played in the NBA" said Marco Belinelli. "We are a contender. We will fight for the ring against Miami, Oklahoma City, Boston and the two teams from Los Angeles. In the weekend I will go to Alcatraz for the Red Bull King of the Rock and I will say to Rajon Rondo that next season Boston won't have too much fun" added Belinelli. Sportando

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Aggrey Sam: Source confirms Marco Bellinelli's deal with the Bulls is done. Also: Bulls attempting to sign summer-leaguer Malcolm Thomas to 1-year deal. Twitter

The Bulls did spend money on Kirk Hinrich to replace C.J. Watson and appear close to signing Marco Bellinelli to augment a bench that also lost John Lucas III. But with the Bulls finally receiving Asik's three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet from the Rockets on Sunday, the writing is on the wall. Chicago Tribune

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Alex Kennedy: It sounds like Marco Belinelli and the Chicago Bulls are in advanced talks. Nothing imminent, but he may sign for the bi-annual exception. Twitter

July 17, 2012 Updates

Hill would add a defensive presence and more overall play-making ability. The Clippers have also been trying to acquire Marco Belinelli from the Hornets. He is considered one of the top shooters on the free-agent market. ESPN.com

July 15, 2012 Updates

Dallas has around $4 million in cap space remaining to sign players, plus a $2.5 million "room" exception. There are a number of shooting guards remaining on the market, including O.J. Mayo, Leandro Barbosa, Marco Belinelli, Mickael Pietrus and Carlos Delfino. Mavs free-agent guard Delonte West also remains unsigned. There remains mutual interest on that front and a move might be on hold until the Mavs figure out how they will be spending their remaining cap space. Scola can be crossed off the list, but teams still have two more days to amnesty players. ESPN.com

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