NBA Rumors: Celtics Have Talked To Free Agent Danilo Gallinari; No Meeting Set

The Boston Celtics didn’t trade for Paul George and might not be able to sign Gordon Hayward, so it would be smart to reach out to some second-tier NBA free agents just in case.

Boston has done just that, per the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy, and one of the players the C’s have spoken with is Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari.

Gallinari averaged 18.2 points and shot 39 percent from 3-point range for Denver last season. He’s a good scorer, but injuries have been an issue throughout his career. Gallinari has played in just 59, 53 and 63 games, respectively, over the last three seasons.

That’s why signing him to an expensive contract would be a huge risk.

But the Celtics need to have contingency plans in case Hayward decides to take his talents elsewhere, and Gallinari is among the best alternatives because of his offensive abilities.

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