Guard Marco Belinelli to sign with Philadelphia after clearing waivers

Feb 12, 2018 448

BY: Adrian Wojnarowski

Marco Belinelli has committed to signing with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told ESPN. 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. As they push to make the playoffs for the first time in five years, the Sixers recruited Belinelli with the promise of a significant role off the bench.

Belinelli signaled his impending arrival in Philadelphia in a tweet Saturday night. Belinelli, 31, will clear waivers and become an unrestricted free agent by Monday. After failing to find a trade it was willing to make, the Atlanta Hawksreached a buyout agreement on Belinelli's expiring $6.3 million contract.

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