Sixers 2017-18 player evaluation: Marco Belinelli
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By By Noah Levick | NBC Sports Philadelphia

Marco Belinelli

Position: Guard

Status for 2018-19: Unrestricted free agent

Belinelli in 2017-18
The Sixers signed Belinelli in February after the veteran guard reached a buyout agreement with the Hawks.

In 28 regular-season games with the Sixers, Belinelli averaged 13.6 points on 49.5 percent shooting, 38.5 percent from three-point range. He had a 112 offensive rating, the highest of any regular Sixer. His job was to ignite the Sixers’ offense off the bench, and he played that role about as well as you could ask. The Sixers had a 23-5 record in those 28 games.  

When Belinelli’s shot isn’t falling, however, he doesn’t provide much value, as the Sixers saw in the playoffs.

He was excellent in the first-round series against the Heat, averaging 16.6 points and posting 25 points in the Sixers’ blowout win in Game 1. He also didn’t look overmatched defensively.

The series against the Celtics was an entirely different story. Belinelli struggled with his jumper, posting 9.2 points per game on 34 percent shooting. And he was a major defensive liability, not quick enough or strong enough to hang with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown or really anyone he matched up...



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