5:19 PM EDT, Sat June 25, 2016
Rufus on Fire 7 hours ago

Marco Belinelli is another indication the Charlotte Hornets are looking to win now

By choosing the veteran over the rookie, trading away their 1st round pick shows the Hornets are less concerned about player development, and more concerned with building off of last season. Whether you agree with that depends on your perspective. Attempting to understand why the Charlotte Hornets traded the 22nd pick in the NBA draft to the Sacramento Kings for Marco Belinelli requires looking at it from different perspectives. The Hornets clearly weren't fans of this draft class, and if there were one or two prospects they were sold on, they wouldn't have dealt the pick before the draft...
Queen City Hoops Jun 23, 2016

Hornets Swap 22nd Pick For Kings’ Marco Belinelli

After all the build-up to the draft, the Hornets’ night ended early. Charlotte swapped its first-round pick, 22nd overall, to the Sacramento Kings for Marco Belinelli. The nine-year veteran wing has two years and $12.66 million left on his contract, improving Charlotte’s depth but adding to the complexity of re-signing their free agents. Charlotte had interest in signing Belinelli last offseason, but he’s a bit of a reclamation […]

Report: Kings trading No. 8 pick Marquese Chriss to Suns for four draft picks/rights

The Kings keep giving themselves opportunities to build a young core. After trading Marco Belinelli for the No. 22 pick, Sacramento selected Marquise Chriss with the No. 8 pick for the Suns. The Kings haul, according to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7: No. 13 pick No. 18 pick 2020 Pistons second-rounder Rights to 2014 []
Rufus on Fire Jun 23, 2016

Charlotte Hornets trade first round pick to Sacramento for Marco Belinelli

Looks like the Hornets aren't keeping their pick after all. The Charlotte Hornets have traded the 22nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft to the Sacramento Kings for Marco Belinelli, according to the Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. The trade can't officially be completed until July 1, the first day of free agency, but both sides have agreed to the deal. Sacramento is trading guard Marco Belinelli to Charlotte for the No. 22 pick, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016 Charlotte-Sacramento deal can't go through until after July 1, but Hornets...

Report: Kings trade Marco Belinelli to Charlotte for 22nd pick in 2016 NBA Draft

The trade will not be executed until after July 1, the Hornets will pick for the Kings on Thursday.
Sactown Royalty Jun 23, 2016

Sacramento Kings trade Marco Belinelli to Charlotte for 22nd pick

We have a trade and boy is it a doozy. Sacramento is trading guard Marco Belinelli to Charlotte for the No. 22 pick, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016 Charlotte-Sacramento deal can't go through until after July 1, but Hornets will be selecting player at No. 22 for Kings, sources said. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016 Vlade Divac somehow managed to convince the Charlotte Hornets to take Marco Belinelli coming off his worst season and with two years left on his deal for the 22nd pick in this year's draft....

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