Strengths: The most valuable asset that Belinelli brings to the table is his outside shooting. He has NBA range on his jumper, and is one of the best shooters available in the draft. He is equally accurate shooting off of the dribble or from a standstill position. He is an outstanding athlete for a European shooting guard, owning above-average leaping ability and lateral quickness. He has shown the ability to be an adept defender - when he wants to be.
Weaknesses: Although he owns above-average athleticism, he is not very effective at getting to the rim. The large majority of his points come off of jumpers, leaving one to question his aggressiveness and ability to play physically. He has shown to be merely an average ballhandler and passer for a shooting guard. His effort lapses on the defensive end, occasionally making him appear to be a liability despite his potential on that end.
Outlook: In a draft incredibly weak at the shooting guard position, Belinelli has the ability to see himself land in the middle of the first round with solid workouts. In the worst-case scenario, he should wind up being a late first round pick. He has the ability to immediately contribute with his deadly shooting stroke. This week's Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy will prove crucial in where Belinelli lands.
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