Coach Mike Budenholzer said that Tyler Dorsey would be the primary beneficiary of minutes with Marco Belinelli bought out. He could be a valued asset off the bench for a team in search of 3-point shooting help. Atlanta was unable to trade Belinelli before Thursday's trade deadline, and now it appears he'll be bought out.
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Sochi Games silver medallist Staale Sandbech was fourth, with teenage sensation Marcus Kleveland a disappointing sixth. He also managed to edge Parrot, who turned in his best score of the day on his third and final run.
Belinelli was averaging 11.4 points per game, 1.9 boards, two assists, and nearly a steal per game in 52 games played this season for Atlanta.
Philadelphia is now 28-25 and clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. If No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz returns to full health and also returns to the club, they might end up proving to be a contender before the regular season comes to a close.
One area where Philadelphia can stand to improve is on the perimeter, as the team is tied for 14th in the league in three point shooting.