76ers sign 3-point specialist Marco Belinelli

From FOX Sports - February 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP)The 76ers have signed veteran 3-point specialist Marco Belinelli, whose contract was bought out by the Atlanta Hawks.

Philadelphia announced the move on Monday ahead of the Sixers matchup with the Knicks.

Belinelli was averaging 11.4 points in 23.3 minutes per game with the Hawks, who bought him out to allow him to join a contending team. The Sixers held the eighth playoff position in the Eastern Conference entering Monday nights game.

The 31-year-old said he chose Philadelphia over Oklahoma City, Toronto, Milwaukee and Portland largely because he believes the 76ers are a team on the rise and wants to help their playoff push. Hes also looking forward to playing alongside Ben Simmons and All-Star Joel Embiid.

I trust the process, Belinelli said. I was lucky to watch a couple of games. They play real well together on offense and defense. I want to help this team make a run. Im really happy.

Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said it shows how far the team has come that a player would choose the 76ers.


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