Marcelo Huertas

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Marcelo Huertas
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Huertas playing for Barcelona in 2013
Free agent
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1983-05-25) 25 May 1983 (age 34)
São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian / Italian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Coppell (Coppell, Texas)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2002 FMU São Paulo
2002–2003 E.C. Pinheiros
2003–2004 FMU São Paulo
2004–2007 Joventut Badalona
2007–2008 Bilbao Basket
2008–2009 Fortitudo Bologna
2009–2011 Saski Baskonia
2011–2015 FC Barcelona
20152017 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Marcelo "Marcelinho" Tieppo Huertas (born 25 May 1983) is a Brazilian professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also a member of the senior men's Brazilian national basketball team, and holds Italian citizenship.

Professional career[edit]

Early years in Brazil and Texas[edit]

Huertas began his career playing with the youth basketball teams of the multi-sports club E.C. Pinheiros in Brazil. After playing high school basketball at Coppell High School in Coppell, Texas, he made his senior men's team debut in the 2001–02 season, with the senior men's team of FMU São Paulo. He then moved to the senior men's basketball team of E.C. Pinheiros, for the 2002–03 season, where he played in the top Brazilian League. He then returned to FMU São Paulo for the 2003–04 season.

Europe[edit]

Huertas joined the Spanish League club DKV Joventut in 2004, and stayed there until 2007. Next, he moved to the Spanish club Bilbao Basket for the 2007–08 season. He then played with Fortitudo Bologna in the Italian League, during the 2008–09 season. In August 2009, he signed a three-year contract with the Spanish League club Caja Laboral.[1] On 9 August 2011, he signed a four-year contract with the Spanish League club Regal FC Barcelona [2]

Los Angeles Lakers (2015–2017)[edit]

On September 9, 2015, Huertas signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[3] He made his debut for the Lakers in the team's season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 28, recording 2 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists in a 112–111 loss.[4] On March 6, 2016, he recorded season-highs of 10 points and 9 assists in a 112–95 win over the Golden State Warriors.[5] Four days later, he had a season-best game with 13 points and 5 assists in a 120–108 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[6]

On August 5, 2016, Huertas re-signed with the Lakers.[7] On February 23, 2017, Huertas was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Tyler Ennis.[8] Upon being acquired by the Rockets, Huertas was waived by the team.[9]

Brazilian national team[edit]

Huertas has been a member of the senior men's Brazilian national basketball team. With Brazil's senior national team, he won the gold medal at the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship, the 2006 South American Championship, the 2007 Pan American Games, and the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship. He also won the silver medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship.

He also played at the following tournaments: the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 L.A. Lakers 53 0 16.4 .422 .262 .931 1.7 3.4 .5 .1 4.5
2016–17 L.A. Lakers 23 1 10.3 .368 .211 .529 1.0 2.3 .4 .1 2.7
Career 76 1 14.6 .409 .250 .783 1.5 3.1 .5 .1 3.9

EuroLeague[edit]

Led the league
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2006–07 Joventut 20 3 14.6 .377 .167 .875 1.5 1.4 .9 .0 5.3 4.3
2009–10 Caja Laboral 16 1 20.9 .526 .308 .852 1.8 3.9 .6 .0 8.3 9.4
2010–11 Caja Laboral 20 14 28.6 .460 .442 .865 3.0 5.5 .8 .1 10.3 13.9
2011–12 Barcelona 21 21 23.7 .504 .439 .867 2.0 4.4 1.0 .0 8.5 10.7
2012–13 Barcelona 31 17 20.5 .416 .347 .972 2.2 3.4 .6 .0 8.0 8.7
2013–14 Barcelona 29 29 21.5 .492 .338 .811 2.0 3.8 .4 .0 8.2 9.5
2014–15 Barcelona 28 16 22.1 .403 .365 .833 2.3 4.4 .5 .0 7.6 8.5
Career 165 101 21.3 .449 .357 .869 2.1 3.8 .6 .0 8.0 9.2

Honors[edit]

Joventut Badalona[edit]

Saski Baskonia[edit]

FC Barcelona Bàsquet[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MARCELINHO HUERTAS profile Eurobasket.com
  2. ^ "FC Barcelona Official Site". 9 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lakers Sign Marcelo Huertas". NBA.com. September 9, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wolves edge Lakers 112-111 in first game since Flip's death". NBA.com. October 28, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lakers stun Warriors 112-95 for Golden State's 6th loss". NBA.com. March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  6. ^ "In LeBron's final duel with Kobe, Cavs top Lakers 120-108". NBA.com. March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lakers Sign Marcelo Huertas". NBA.com. August 5, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Rockets Compete Two Trades". NBA.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  9. ^ HoustonRockets (February 25, 2017). "Roster Update: Rockets GM Daryl Morey announced today that the team has waived guard Marcelo Huertas." (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  10. ^ (Spanish) ACB.com: Official Voting Results.
  11. ^ ACB.com Marcelinho Huertas, mejor base ACB 2010–2011. (Spanish)

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