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Marco Belinelli Sees A Future with Bulls
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On October 4, 2012 @ 7:01 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Marco Belinelli signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bulls over the offseason, but he anticipates sharing the backcourt with Derrick Rose for seasons to come.
“I’m here because I want to stay here long,” Belinelli told RealGM after Wednesday evening’s practice. “I want to win and I want to improve my game. And it’s amazing to hear [Rose’s compliment]. For me, to hear something like that from the MVP of the team and one of the best players in the league, it’s unbelievable.”
This won’t be the first time that Belinelli has been placed alongside an elite point guard. He had the best shooting season of his six-year NBA career in 2010-11 when he was next to Chris Paul in the backcourt, hitting almost 44 percent from the field and 41 percent from three-point range.
In Paul and Rose, Belinelli sees the best point guards in the league – superstars who effortlessly weave through opposing defenses to generate offense for themselves and teammates. While Rose will miss most of this season due to a torn ACL, Belinelli believes the youngest MVP in league history will seamlessly get him into the offensive set and open up the floor for uncontested jump shots.
“[Rose and Paul] are the two best point guards in the league, that’s for sure,” Belinelli said. “I played one year with CP, and for me everything was a little bit easier because of his penetration and finding me for three-point shots. I can’t wait to play with D. Rose.
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