Marcelo "Marcelinho" Tieppo Huertas (born 25 May 1983) is a Brazilian-Italian professional basketball player for Iberostar Tenerife of the Spanish Liga ACB. He is also a member of the senior men's Brazilian national basketball team, and holds Italian citizenship.
Huertas playing for Baskonia in 2017
|No. 9 – Iberostar Tenerife|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|Born||25 May 1983|
São Paulo, Brazil
|Nationality||Brazilian / Italian|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Coppell (Coppell, Texas)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|2001–2002||FMU São Paulo|
|2003–2004||FMU São Paulo|
|2015–2017||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
- 1 Professional career
- 2 National team career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Honors
- 5 Individual awards
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Early years in Brazil and TexasEdit
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.
Huertas joined the Spanish 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. On 9 August 2011, he signed a four-year contract with the Spanish League club Regal FC Barcelona 
Los Angeles Lakers (2015–2017)Edit
On 9 September 2015, Huertas signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. He made his debut for the Lakers in the team's season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves on 28 October, recording 2 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists in a 112–111 loss. On 6 March 2016, he recorded season-highs of 10 points and 9 assists in a 112–95 win over the Golden State Warriors. Four days later, he had a season-best game with 13 points and 5 assists in a 120–108 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On 5 August 2016, Huertas re-signed with the Lakers. On 23 February 2017, Huertas was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Tyler Ennis. Upon being acquired by the Rockets, Huertas was waived by the team.
Return to SpainEdit
National team careerEdit
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 Olympics, the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
|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|
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.
|Led the league|
FC Barcelona BàsquetEdit
- "Marcelinho Huertas profile". EuroBasket. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- "FC Barcelona Official Site". 9 August 2011. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
- "Lakers Sign Marcelo Huertas". NBA.com. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- "Wolves edge Lakers 112-111 in first game since Flip's death". NBA.com. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
- "Lakers stun Warriors 112-95 for Golden State's 6th loss". NBA.com. 6 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
- "In LeBron's final duel with Kobe, Cavs top Lakers 120-108". NBA.com. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
- "Lakers Sign Marcelo Huertas". NBA.com. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Rockets Compete Two Trades". NBA.com. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
- @HoustonRockets (25 February 2017). "Roster Update: Rockets GM Daryl Morey announced today that the team has waived guard Marcelo Huertas" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Baskonia, Huertas reunite after six seasons apart". EuroLeague.net. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
- "ACB.COM - Experiencia para el timón de Iberostar Tenerife: ¡Llega Marcelinho Huertas!". www.acb.com (in Spanish). 23 July 2019. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- (in Spanish) ACB.com: Official Voting Results.
- ACB.com Marcelinho Huertas, mejor base ACB 2010–2011. (in Spanish)