Belinelli is so much more than a standstill shooter now. He’s been an occasional point guard when Parker has sat out, feasted on hard cuts to the basket and figured out how to minimize his deficiencies as an individual defender by committing to the team concept.
“I think the biggest thing for him is his winning characteristics,” Thibodeau said. “He plays for the team. The team is first all the time with him. I was not surprised that San Antonio picked him up because I know how much Pop values those things. He’s had a terrific season for them.”
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