Sixers to sign Marco Belinelli after clearing waivers

Marco Belinelli

Marco Belinelli

Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania reports recent Atlanta Hawks buyout recipient Marco Belinelli will sign with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Belinelli, 31, had been in trade discussions for the rebuilding Hawks, but the team didn't complete a deal before the league's trade deadline on Thursday afternoon. "I can't answer that question because we don't know the answer to that".

And it didn't. Via ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Belinelli has committed to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Sixers were one of several playoff teams and contenders to offer Belinelli, a savvy veteran shooting guard, a roster spot for the balance of the season. In 52 games with the Hawks this year, Belinelli is averaging 11.4 points per game in 23 minutes per contest.

Since he was bought out of his contract in Atlanta before March 1, he will now be eligible to play in the postseason if the team earns its way in. Budenholzer says the move was made both for Belinelli and to give younger players, including rookie Tyler Dorsey, more playing time.

With a week until the All-Star break, the Warriors are last in the National Basketball Association with 2.1 three-pointers per game off the bench. Judging by his natural shooting ability, he will most likely spell J.J. Redick and will be able to offer almost the same exact skill set off the bench.

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