Sport Hawks, Marco Belinelli reportedly finalizing contract buyout

23:25  09 february  2018
23:25  09 february  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Atlanta Hawks announced they waived veteran shooting guard Marco Belinelli on Friday. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the sides were finalizing the contract buyout . Atlanta was unable to trade Belinelli prior to Thursday's 3 p.m. ET deadline

February 9, 2018 4:08pm EST February 9, 2018 4:08pm EST Basketball, NBA, Atlanta Hawks , Marco Belinelli Belinelli has averaged 11.4 points per game this season. The Hawks and shooting guard Marco Belinelli are nearing a contract buyout , according to ESPN.com.

The Hawks and shooting guard Marco Belinelli are nearing a contract buyout, according to ESPN.com.

Belinelli, 31, has played for eight different teams during his 11-year NBA career. Known as a sharpshooter, he's averaging 11.4 points and 2.0 assists per game this season.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Marco Belinelli © (Getty Images) Marco Belinelli

Once Belinelli and the Hawks complete the buyout, he will be free to sign with another team. The report states that a number of contending teams are interested in signing Belinelli.

Belinelli was selected in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft. He could be a valued asset off the bench for a team in search of 3-point shooting help.

The Pistons, after recently acquiring Blake Griffin, could be a potential suitor. Detroit has a solid frontcourt, but has struggled to score from distance this season. Belinelli would provide nice depth while rookie Luke Kennard continues to develop.

Liverpool target De Vrij will leave Lazio this summer .
Liverpool target Stefan de Vrij will not be renewing his contract at Lazio in the near future and will depart the club in the summer. The Netherlands international has long been linked with a mvoe to Anfield and it seems the Reds will have a strong chance of landing him this summer, with Lazio’s sporting director Igli Tare confirming De Vrij will depart the club. Twitter: #Lazio ds Igli Tare announces “we have withdrawn contract offer to Stefan de Vrij, our paths will divide in June”… https://t.co/OjCJhCAjzW (@footballitalia) Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk, a compatriot of De Vrij, in January as they aimed to remedy their defensive issues. However, with news emerging that the Lazio man will be available for transfer this summer, they could be tempted to move for him once again. De Vrij has been a key player in Simone Inzaghi’s side this season and has impressed over the course of the last few campaigns. He has established himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A and will undoubtedly attract plenty of interest in the upcoming transfer window. Liverpool will face competition if they are to move for De Vrij, though. Manchester United and Manchester City are two of many clubs to have previously been linked with the Dutchman.

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