Report: Danilo Gallinari to sign with Atlanta Hawks for 3 years, $61.5M deal

Danilo Gallinari is the most recent Oklahoma City Thunder veteran progressing.

The free-specialist forward is settling a three-year, $61.5 million agreement with the Atlanta Hawks, his representative, Michael Tellem of CAA Sports, revealed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Over the previous week, the retooling Thunder have taken different actions, including sending Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns, Dennis Schroder to the Los Angeles Lakers, Kelly Oubre Jr. to the Golden State Warriors and Ricky Rubio to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and an exchange which they procured Al Horford from the Philadelphia 76ers.

Gallinari, 32, is one of the prize free specialists of this class as a result of his one of a kind mix of size and shooting. With the Thunder last season, Gallinari was an indispensable portion of the group’s astounding race to the fifth seed in the Western Conference.

With the Thunder dealing with his minutes and outstanding burden, Gallinari, 32, had perhaps the most advantageous period of his profession in 2019-20. He missed just 10 games, the least since he played in 81 during his second season in the NBA.

The 6-10 forward arrived at the midpoint of 18.7 focuses and 5.2 bounce back while making 40.5% from 3-point range last season with OKC.

Gallinari is a free-specialist peculiarity, a player beyond 30 million years old endorsed for $20 million or more for every year and has never made an All-Star group, a first under the latest aggregate dealing arrangement (2017).

With the whirlwind of moves preceding the draft as the Thunder move their heading toward an adolescent centered remake, Gallinari wasn’t probably going to return. He almost was managed at the exchange cutoff time last season, however after an arrangement with Miami never met up, he remained with OKC for the rest of the period.

The Hawks are Gallinari’s fifth group in 12 seasons. He has played for the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, LA Clippers and Thunder and has been exchanged multiple times, most as of late as a component of the blockbuster bargain that sent Paul George to the Clippers in July 2019.

Gallinari helped the Thunder surpass desires by completing fifth in the Western Conference before they took the Houston Rockets to seven games in a tight first-round arrangement.