NBA Free Agency 2020: Marco Belinelli is leaving the NBA to go back to Italy after he announced that he has signed a three-year contract to play for Virtus Bologna.
The guard spent 13 seasons in the NBA, playing for nine different teams Golden State, Toronto Raptors, New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, and San Antonio Spurs.
Belinelli, 34, had two stints with the Spurs, helping them win the 2014 NBA title before returning for the last two seasons.
He averaged 9.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 860 regular-season games.
The sweet-shooting two-guard leaves the NBA having scored 8370 points in 860 games and draining the ninth most three-pointers off the bench in league history.
Marco Belinelli joins Virtus Bologna in Italy:
Virtus Bologna plays in Italy’s top league and features a roster that includes longtime European standout and former LA Clippers guard Milos Teodosic along with former Miami Hurricanes star Julian Gamble.
The team’s season started in late September and is scheduled to go through May.
Belinelli also took home the three-point contest title during All-Star Weekend in 2014.
Marco Belinelli will join former NBA player, EuroCup Regular Season MVP, and Serbian hoops legend Milos Teodosic on a Virtus Bologna squad that is currently undefeated (7-0) in EuroCup play.