Warriors Acquire Devean George From Toronto
Guard Marco Belinelli Traded To Raptors; Golden State Also Receives Cash Considerations
July 30, 2009
The Golden State Warriors have acquired guard/forward Devean George from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for guard Marco Belinelli, the team announced today. As part of the deal, the Warriors also receive cash considerations.
“We’re looking forward to adding a veteran with Devean’s experience to our squad,” said General Manager Larry Riley. “He is obviously a proven winner and has been on several very successful teams during his career, which is something we feel is important when you look at the youth on our roster. He is a versatile player and someone who we feel can contribute both on and off the court.”
George, 31, is a 10-year NBA veteran who has played the last three seasons with the Dallas Mavericks after spending the first seven years of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Last season he appeared in 43 games for the Mavs, averaging 3.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 16.5 minutes. Originally drafted with the 23rd overall selection in the 1999 NBA Draft, George owns career averages of 5.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 18.7 minutes in 585 regular-season contests. Additionally, the 6-8 guard/forward has appeared in 86 playoff games during his career, which includes four trips to the NBA Finals (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004) while with the Lakers and winning three-straight NBA Championships from 2000-02.
Belinelli, 23, appeared in 42 games for the Warriors last season, averaging 8.9 points and 2.1 assists in 21.0 minutes per contest. Originally drafted by Golden State with the 18th overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft, Belinelli owns career averages of 6.2 points, 1.4 assists and 15.0 minutes in 75 games over two seasons.