Recently, rumors have begun to circulate that the Boston Celtics have been “monitoring” the availability of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari. While the 11-year veteran is certainly a talented player, he makes little sense for this shamrock-squad.
Trade season is in full swing, and the Boston Celtics, due to their bevy of valuable assets, have been linked to just about everyone rumored to be on the market. From Kevin Love to Karl-Anthony Towns, Andre Drummond to Davis Bertans the shamrocks seem to be a realistic — at least, on paper — trade partner for all franchises willing to part ways with their selected talents.
It appears this trade-rumor train for the C’s just keeps on chugging along, as earlier this week reports surfaced that Danny Ainge and co. have been keeping watch of one of Oklahoma City’s power forwards. According to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, Boston is “monitoring” the availability of veteran four, Danilo Gallinari.
“While Danilo Gallinari of the Oklahoma City Thunder isn’t a power player, he’s a legitimate scorer at 6’10”, and he’s another guy Boston has monitored, per an NBA source.”
This coincides with a recent rumor that the Boston Celtics could be interested in adding on another wing player before the NBA’s trade deadline on February 26th.
To be fair, Gallinari is in fact a very skilled player who could provide a substantial amount of fire-power to a team looking to compete for the immediate future. Having said that, with the way the team has performed so far this season coupled with the way their roster is currently constructed, it would make little sense for the C’s to pull the trigger on a deal that would bring the talented Italian to “Title Town.”