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                          === Spurs sign Belinelli ===
 
 San  Antonio,  TX (Sports Network) -  The San Antonio Spurs signed guard Marco
 Belinelli to an undisclosed contract on Thursday.
 
 The  deal  was earlier  reported to  be worth  $6 million  over two seasons by
 Yahoo! Sports.
 
 Belinelli  comes to  the defending Western Conference champions after spending
 last  season  with the  Chicago Bulls,  where the  native Italian averaged 9.6
 points, 2.0 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 73 games as a key reserve.
 
 Selected  by Golden  State  with the  18th  overall pick  of  the 2007  draft,
 Belinelli  has  averaged 9.0 points  and shot  38.7 percent from 3-point range
 over six seasons with the Warriors, Toronto, New Orleans and Chicago.
 
 Belinelli's  addition may  lessen the chances of the Spurs bringing back guard
 Gary  Neal, a restricted free agent who averaged 9.7 points and shot nearly 40
 percent from beyond the arc over his three seasons in San Antonio.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 07/11 15:48:16 ET