JULY 12: The Celtics have officially signed Gallinari, the team announced in a press release.“We are thrilled to welcome Danilo to Boston,” president of basketball operations Brad Stevens said. “With his elite shooting abilities, he has long been established as of the league’s best scorers with size.”
JULY 10: After being waived by San Antonio on Friday, Gallinari has cleared waivers and agreed to a two-year, $13.3MM deal with the Celtics, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski confirms (via Twitter). The contract is fully guaranteed, agent Michael Tellem tells Wojnarowski.
JULY 1: Danilo Gallinari plans to sign with the Celtics after the Spurs officially release him, tweets Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported (via Twitter) that signing with Boston was Gallinari’s preference, after Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report suggested on Thursday that he was leaning that way.
Gallinari is expected to receive a two-year contract worth $13MM with a player option on the second season, sources tell Italian basketball writer Davide Chinellato (Twitter link). Boston will presumably use its taxpayer mid-level exception to complete the signing.
The 33-year-old forward, who spent the past two seasons with Atlanta, was sent to San Antonio this week in the Dejounte Murray trade. He agreed to push back the guarantee date on his $21.45MM contract for next season to help accommodate the deal and will likely receive a partial guarantee of about $10-11MM from the Spurs before being let go.
Gallinari will provide Boston with a veteran shooter who can play several positions. He has connected at 38.1% from three-point range during his career and averaged 11.7 points and 4.7 rebounds with the Hawks last season.
Injuries plagued Gallinari early in his career, but he has been relatively healthy over the past four seasons, playing 68, 62, 51 and 66 games.
The Bulls were also reportedly in the running for Gallinari.
31 thoughts on “Danilo Gallinari Signs Two-Year Deal With Celtics”
Damn I wanted the Bulls to get him.
Bench scoring problem solved.
If he can actually stay healthy and guard someone.
Both are questionable. But being limited by the MLE, he’s as good as they were going to get and certainly worth the shot.
Leave it to the Celtics to continue to have players on their roster, not use them, get rid of them, and then trade for or sign a similar player that does those things to finally use
I mean they got to the finals so whatever they are doing worked. Just finished two games short
Who’s the player like him
That’s exactly what they do all them picks they had they would draft players have them sitting at end of bench then say they don’t have a bench then they end up getting traded or become free agent they just started playing pitchard they hardly played romeo Langford and Carsen edwards
They barely played tacko fall he’s 7 ft he not that athletic but all u gotta do is have sitting in the paint and pass him the ball he can get 20 pts easily he don’t even have to jump to dunk
You’re right… He average 20 ppg with the Cavs last year. /S
You guys are kidding right?
Taco could not guard anyone at all. He was hunted on PnRs.
I love Taco as a person, the guys is fantastic. He is not that good of a NBA prospect.
He guarded Embiid well. I am all for home being the 15th guy.
Lol! Taco needed to put on some weight and muscle! He was constantly getting pushed around out of position because of his body framework! No one needs another Manute Bol!
Carsen Edwards was a terrible NBA player. Evidenced by his release by the Pistons.
He could not guard anyone and he was billed as a 3 pt threat, but he doesnt hit 3 ptrs very much so he gone.
Langford showed promise and got opportunities but he was trumped by Tatum and Brown and Nesmith. So he was traded.
PP has been used all year and in the playoffs. Certain teams he cannot play bc opposing teams hunt him bc he is small.
BTW Celtics hit on Tatum, Brown, Smart, Grant Williams, RWIII and potentially Pritchard. I think they did really well with their picks. Nesmith was drafted bc the Celtics wanted 3 pt shooting and FAs shooters were going for insane $$$ that off season. He was their roll of the dice on a shooter.
The only bad pick they had was the one they traded for Kyrie to Cavs. That was a pick I think Boston would of liked back.
Boston also missed on the kid from Memphis, Bane. That is another I think Danny would like back.
29 teams didn’t draft bane before ainge did.
You must not watch the same C’s as everyone else because Pritchard played a lot in his rookie year 71 games and 66 this yr
Didnt get why spurs just waive him and dont use him for salary-matching purposes.
Is it that contract-guarantee-date?
Salary matching purposes for what? They saved themselves his full salary by just paying the $5M guarantee. Smart move. He’s not going to impact anything for them and no one is goi g to want to pay what his previous contract was paying out.
Better than nothing. Not sure if he’s better than Grant Williams.
He is not
Nor does he have to be. Celtics played 8 guys. 9 would be fine.
The Brogdon pickup tho – great move!
Grant will still be there, but Danilo is definitely more physical. Could have used that in the finals.
Heat should have grabbed him instead of re signing Deadmon when they have the Big Yurt, could have added something and helped bring along the new kid.
I can’t believe Gallo is only 33. Feels like the Knicks drafted him an eternity ago.
Gallo is awesome. Knew there was no way to get him back in my Clips but fits perfectly with the Celts and his defense is underrated. He will space the floor, spot up shooter, can play with pace or half-court sets. Just good guy to have on your squad
If gallo’s defense is underrated. Then i am the president of Bangladesh.
Maybe is was several years ago.
There’s no shame in getting older.
Now they just need a young scoring center and move R Williams to PF and they are set
Celtics are going undefeated next year
Celtics added two solid vets, team guys. Who have never won. Only makes them better. In this day and age of the NBA. Being a deep team is a big thing. Well done.