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Belinelli to sign with Sixers, per report

The veteran swingman was bought out on Friday

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Portland Trail Blazers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Former Atlanta Hawks swingman Marco Belinelli will sign with the Philadelphia 76ers once he clears waivers, according to reports.

After failing to find a deal for the Italian at the trade deadline, the Hawks moved quickly to buy out Belinelli from his current deal, which was set to expire at the end of this season. The buyout was made official on Friday and Belinelli will sign with the Sixers once he clears waivers.

The Sixers were one of the teams rumoured to be interested in trading for Belinelli, and the Hawks were reported to have been seeking a second round pick for Belinelli, which Philadelphia have an abundance of, owning seven future second round picks between now and 2021, per Real GM. In the end, the Hawks couldn’t agree on a deal for Belinelli with the Sixers nor any other team.

In his time with the Hawks, Belinelli averaged 11.4 points per game on 41% shooting from the field, 37% from behind the arc, two assists and 1.9 rebounds per game in an average of 23 minutes per game in 52 games played.