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Jessica Camerato: Sixers signing of Marco Belinelli is official.
Belinelli, whose contract was bought out by the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, is expected to finish paperwork and clear waivers at 5 p.m., and the Sixers would prefer that he get some warmup time before throwing him to the wolves with his new teammates. Whether he joins the team Monday or waits until Wednesday to make his Sixers debut is not a big deal. The key is that he is in Philadelphia and ready to go.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Guard Marco Belinelli has committed to the Philadelphia 76ers to sign a free agent contract, league sources tell ESPN. Belinelli agreed to a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, and can sign with the Sixers upon clearing waivers.
Shams Charania: Sources: Marco Belinelli signing a veteran minimum deal with the 76ers for the remainder of the season.
Fred Katz: Thunder had expressed interest in Belinelli. Sixers has done the same on the trade market before his buyout.
The Warriors shop on, and two NBA sources say they have an interest in Marco Belinelli, the ex-Warriors guard and 2014 3-point shootout winner bought out by the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
Both sources, however, indicated that Belinelli is attracting interest from several other teams in the playoff race.
Gary Washburn: The #Hawks announce they have waived G Marco Bellinelli.
Before Thursday’s deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder were among teams believed to be interested in trading for Marco Belinelli, league sources said. Those teams do have roster spots available to sign a free agent.
The Hawks are finalizing a deal to buy out Marco Belinelli, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal should be done soon, according to the person familiar. Belinelli appeared in 52 games for the Hawks this season, including one start, and averaged 11.4 points in 23.3 minutes. He shot .372 from 3-point range.
Marco Belinelli will be free agent after this season. The Italian guard is playing with the Atlanta Hawks and is averaging 12 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game shooting with 40% from long range. Marco Belinelli spoke with Massimo Lopes Pegna of La Gazzetta dello Sport. “My goal is to sign a new two or three year contract this summer” Belinelli. “I am giving it all on the court for the Hawks” the guard said. “Europe? It is an hypothesis that I will start considering in the future. It would be a normal epilogue for my career because there is always a bit of homesickness. But I love America: here I have realized my dream and I work well here.
Ken Berger: No options in Belinelli’s deal, source says.
Ramona Shelburne: Marco Bellinelli will sign with the Kings for three years, $19 million
As the Heat tonight pursues a long shot bid for free agent star forward LaMarcus Aldridge (which would very likely require a sign-and-trade), the Heat has reached out to a few skilled veteran three-point shooters, including Marco Bellinelli and Marcus Thornton, according to a Heat source. Other teams also are interested in Williams, who averaged 15.5 points last season, and I have no indication of any ongoing sign-and-trade discussions on this front.
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets first call is to Marco Belinelli. Said that and wrote that 3 weeks ago. If that isn’t promising, guessing they regroup.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors have interest in Spurs free agent sharpshooter Marco Belinelli, a source told Yahoo Sports. Ex-Warriors guard career 39% 3P shooter
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February 22, 2018 | 9:29 am EST Update
Shams Charania: Sources: The Hawks plan to sign guard Antonius Cleveland to a 10-day contract. Cleveland went to training camp with Golden State and spent time with Dallas in regular season.
An outdoor amphitheater on Capitol Mall. Autonomous vehicles shuttling tourists from Sacramento International Airport to Golden 1 Center. A waterfront festival along the Port of Sacramento accommodating hundreds of people staying on luxury cruise ships. Sacramento’s bid to host the NBA All-Star Game in 2022 or 2023 is a mix of high-tech flash and outside-the-box concepts aimed at bolstering a proposal seen by many as a long shot. The bid, revealed to The Sacramento Bee late Wednesday, will be formally introduced Thursday at a press conference outside Golden 1 Center and delivered to the NBA the following day. The bid package will include virtual reality tours of event spaces and testimonials from team officials, local political leaders and former Kings legends.
Another topic at the first practice back was the prime topic in the country right now: Gun control. In the wake of the latest massacre in Florida, some high schoolers who survived the shooting have spoken out loudly about the issue, drumming up more conversation and potential change than at any other point. Kerr, who is passionate about the issue, was asked about the ongoing dialogue. “I think it’s phenomenal,” Kerr said. “What those kids are doing is heroic, it’s heartfelt and I think it’s the beginning of some change. I really believe that. I’m amazed every time I see on TV or online, it’s heartbreaking but inspiring all at once.
“I feel very encouraged. We’ve got a generation that’s grown up with these school shootings and mass shootings and they’re fed up. Historically, it’s a young generation that has to initiate change. You think about the Vietnam war. “All the old white guys who kept sending the troops over to fight this ridiculous war, it was all the young people who protested, had to make change, communicate. It’s the young people in the country now who are going to create the change we need in terms of how we handle gun violence and how we do our best to curb it. It’s amazing to watch.”
February 22, 2018 | 5:06 am EST Update
He also mentioned talking with Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, although that conversation didn’t have as much depth to it. “He told me I should trust the process and come play for Philly,” Antetokounmpo said with a chuckle, drawing a laugh. “That was my reaction — I just laughed.”