The Boston Celtics may finally be landing another star in their line-up with rumors that the Denver Nuggets are making Danilo Gallinari available for trade this season.
The Celtics want to “win now” and beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers while the Nuggets prioritize rebuilding their team than make the playoff spot for the 2016-2017 NBA Season.
Via Fox Sports, Gallinari is one of the nine players that could be on the trading block and could land with a new team during the new NBA season.
“Danilo Gallinari averaged a career-best 19.5 points per contest last season, but he’s appeared in only 53 and 59 games respectively over the last two years due to injury,” Brett Pollakoff wrote in a recent article.
“Denver’s youth movement, combined with the fact that Gallinari can opt out of the final year of his deal to become an unrestricted free agent next summer means he’ll be on the block for the bulk of the regular season.”
Denver’s mission to go younger is known around the league since they can’t contend with the top teams in the West. Battling for the playoffs is possible but they are not expected to beat the other top teams in the conference.
Trading Gallinari to the Celtics will be a good move for the rebuilding Nuggets since Boston can provide them younger players or future first round picks. The Celtics can offer Jaylen Brown and another player to match Gallinari’s $15 million contract for this Celtics-Nuggets deal to work under the NBA trade rules.
This makes sense for the Celtics since they will be acquiring an offensive talent like Gallinari, who will start at forward with Al Horford and Jae Crowder. Small ball is the new fad in the NBA so letting go of Amir Johnson will be easy for Boston.
This also makes sense for the Nuggets since they will get a young prospect in Brown, who will start for Denver at small forward.
Do you agree with this proposed Nuggets-Celtics trade? Will Boston turn into a title contender after this move? Will Denver be a better team in rebuilding for their future?
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