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Just moments before tip-off the Atlanta Hawks announced veteran guard Marco Belinelli will sit out against the Memphis Grizzlies due to trade talks surrounding him. Bob Rathbun reported he did not come out for warm ups either.
While this doesn’t mean anything has been finalized, it is still a sign that the guard may be gone by the deadline. Many teams over the years have sat players due to potential trades to ensure the player doesn’t get injured in the course of a game, that could possibly nullify a trade.
Nothing has been confirmed yet, and discussions are the only thing that has been reported. Stay tuned as we will provide more details as they become available.