Marco Belinelli wants to stay with Spurs beyond 2019-20 NBA season
As part of a recent interview with Italian news outlet La Gazzetta, Marco Belinelli made it clear that he is hoping to stay with the San Antonio Spurs beyond his current deal.
Belinelli is set to earn $5.8 million in the final year of his contract, and it sounds like he’s hungry for another championship:
“I have another year with San Antonio and I hope to stay there again,” Belinelli told La Gazzetta. “Because with the Spurs, I want to win again, like in 2014.”
Belinelli, now 33 years of age, was effective off the bench for the Spurs last season. In 79 appearances (one start), the former 3-Point Shootout champion (2014) racked up averages of 10.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting from the field (37.2 percent from beyond the arc), 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.0 minutes per outing. His 10.5 points per game led San Antonio’s bench unit.
However, in the playoffs, where the Spurs were eliminated in the first round by the Denver Nuggets, Belinelli’s production dipped a bit (6.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 19 minutes):
“This year I had an important role in a positive season after all, even if for the Spurs going out in the first round of the playoffs, which was strange,” Belinelli told La Gazzetta.
Whether or not the Spurs will elect to keep Belinelli in the future remains to be seen, but it’s fairly clear he would like to stay aboard.