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Report: Hawks buying out Marco Belinelli

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ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 30: Marco Belinelli #3 of the Atlanta Hawks reacts after hitting a three-point basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Philips Arena on November 30, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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The Hawks sat Marco Belinelli for their last game before the trade deadline and reportedly even told him he was on track to get traded. But yesterday’s deadline passed without a deal.

Belinelli will still get a chance to join a winner, though.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

The 31-year-old Belinelli provided little to the rebuilding Hawks – except the team performing horribly with him on the court (-10.1 per 100 possessions) and improving draft position. He’s a good 3-point shooter, but there are reasons nobody traded for him.

Belinelli is due $2,313,987 the rest of the season. We’ll see how much he gave up, and he’ll probably be happier on a better team. Plenty could use more shooting.

But it’s unlikely he’s a major difference-maker in the playoffs.