Reports: Warriors, Hornets both interested in Marco Belinelli
Marco Belinelli was a vintage San Antonio Spurs pick up — a guy with one elite skill, so the Spurs asked him to do basically that and nothing else. Just shoot the rock, Marco. He did that well — 71 percent of his shots last season came from 16 feet out or farther, and he shot 37.4 percent from three. It was 43 percent from deep the year before that.
However, the Spurs are moving on (they have some cap space to clear out if they are going to chase LaMarcus Aldridge). With a lot of shooters on the market this year, Belinelli may come with a very reasonable deal.
What teams are lined up to try and land Belinelli? One team that loves shooters and one that needs some.
First up, the Golden State Warriors (via Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports).
Warriors have interest in Spurs free agent sharpshooter Marco Belinelli, a source told Yahoo Sports. Ex-Warriors guard career 39% 3P shooter— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) June 30, 2015
Golden State loves them some shooters and Warriors GM Bob Myers would be happy to add another guy who has knocked down threes on a big stage.
In the other side, Charlotte needs shooters, and they want some.
Charlotte's expected to be aggressive with Spurs shooter Marco Belinelli on Day 1 of free agency. Hornets can offer mid-level exception.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2015
Belinelli is not going to go off the board that quickly, teams will be hunting bigger game to open free agency. But when the dust settles you can bet it will be more than these two teams making a call on Belinelli. He will have options.