Raps swap for Belinelli

SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:02 AM ET

According to multiple websites, the Raptors have traded forward Devean George to the Golden State Warriors for Italian swingman Marco Belinelli.

Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo has coveted the promising young forward for a long time.

The 6-foot-5 Belinelli, 23, was the No. 18 pick in the 2007 draft and averaged 21 minutes, 8.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists last season.

George came to the Raptors in the four-team sign-and-trade that landed Hedo Turkoglu in Toronto.

In 2008, Carlo Recalcati, head coach of the Italian national team, said he hoped that Belinelli would get traded from the Golden State Warriors to the Raptors, so he can play alongside Andrea Bargnani. Recalcati believed that Belinelli would thrive playing alongside his national teammate.


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