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Clippers acquire Gallinari from Nuggets

Italian Danilo Gallinari arrives in Los Angeles on a three-year deal worth $68million.

News 07 Jul 2017, 04:55 IST
Danilo Gallinari
Danilo Gallinari

A three-team trade has seen the Los Angeles Clippers acquire Danilo Gallinari from the Denver Nuggets.

Los Angeles' backcourt may have taken a hit with the exodus of Chris Paul and J.J. Redick, but their frontcourt is shaping up nicely following the arrival of Gallinari on a three-year deal worth $68million.

The deal is part of a three-team trade that sends Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone and the Clippers' 2018 protected first round draft pick (via the Houston Rockets) to Atlanta and a 2019 second round draft pick from the Hawks (via the Washington Wizards) to Denver.

Gallinari – who was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2008 – averaged 18.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season.

Now essentially replaced by Paul Millsap in Denver, the 28-year-old Italian will slide into the Clippers line-up alongside DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin.

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