Marco Belinelli Seeks Role As Ginobili Jr.

By Michael Rehome

Sep 30, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (3) poses for a picture during media day at Spurs Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

If you have followed Marco Belinelli’s journey with the Chicago Bulls you can see some familiarity with his style of play and one of Manu Ginobili.  There is no denying that Belinelli will be bringing what he has done in the past with Chicago to the San Antonio Spurs and as he told Dan McCarney of SpursNation, he wants to seek a role for his new team as Ginobili Jr.

“I’m really happy to be here,” he said. “I’m going to play with a great team. I’m going to play with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker. I will work a lot to do everything that I can to win.”

“We’re talking about one of the best players for me,” Belinelli said. “It’s a little bit crazy because we are going to play together on a big (NBA) team. I would like to be like him. I’m going to look at him like a dad. I think he’s going to help me a lot this year and that’s good for me.”

There has been great word coming out of training camp on Belinelli and how quick he has established himself with the system.  Popovich stated that he is one of the underrated players in the league and that he will enter into the teams significantly and quickly.

Belinelli I feel will and could help rejuvenate what Manu Ginobili was lacking during the teams run in the playoffs.  There were games when Ginobili was, lets not sugar-coat this, terrible.  He could not do anything right and that is what lit up not only Facebook but also twitter.  A lot of fans wanted Ginobili to be benched for the series, in the Finals.  We all know what he [Ginobili] can do when he feels there is no pressure on him.  When he settles and plays his game and not force things, I know hard to say because that is his style, he is an unstoppable player.

We all know what Popovich can do with players. He can bring the best out of them.  I feel that it will be no different once Belinelli steps on the floor.