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NBA News: Danilo Gallinari Joins the Boston Celtics

by | Posted on: July 11th, 2022 | No Comments | Sports

Danilo Gallinari agrees to a 2-year contract with the Boston Celtics after being traded to and waived by the San Antonio Spurs earlier this offseason, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Celtics have added the veteran forward into their lineup and might use him as a backup for their star center, Al Horford, as he enters as a second unit to play for the team.

Gallinari played his past two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks and averaged 12.4 points while shooting 39% from three-point land. With his versatility in offense, he can provide more options for the Celtics alongside other forwards such as Jayson Tatum, Grant Williams, Robert Williams, and Luke Kornet.

Not only that, but he can also aid Boston in spacing the floor with his three-point prowess if they are going to use their 5-out strategy, an offensive technique they utilized in the Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

The 6-foot-10 forward has played for 14 seasons in the NBA and has played for five teams, namely, the Knicks, the Nuggets, the Clippers, the Thunder, and the Hawks. His career overalls so far are 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game while converting 42% of his attempts on the floor.

Alongside the sixth overall pick in 2008, the Celtics have also acquired Malcolm Brogdon, a former Rookie of the Year awardee. With their newest additions to the cast, Boston is looking forward to becoming the first team to have a back-to-back Eastern Conference championship since the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2018.