Reports: Danilo Gallinari expected to sign with Celtics


(670 The Score) It looks like Danilo Gallinari has chosen the Celtics over the Bulls.

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Accordingot multiple reports, Gallinari has agreed to join the Celtics on a two-year deal once he is bought out by the Spurs and clears waivers. The 6-foot-10 Gallinari will be counted on to add scoring punch and floor spacing for Boston off the bench. The defending Eastern Conference champion Celtics and Bulls were Gallinari’s two finalists.

Gallinari, who will turn 34 in August, averaged 11.7 points while shooting 43.4% overall and 38.1% on 3-pointers in 25.3 minutes across 66 games for the Hawks last season. He has averaged 15.6 points and shot 38.2% on 3-pointers across 13 NBA seasons. In advanced metrics, Gallinari has rated as a below-average defender for his entire career.

Before joining the Celtics, Gallinari will soon be officially waived by the Spurs, who had just acquired him in the trade that sent All-Star guard Dejounte Murray to the Hawks.