In 2022-23 Danilo Gallinari signed a two-year with the Boston Celtics, but he never suited up in the green and white after he tore his ACL while playing for Italy in the 2022 FIBA World Cup qualifiers.
This summer Gallinari was part of a three-team package deal that sent him to the Washington Wizards and landed Kristaps Prozingis to the Celtics.
Danilo Gallinari has revenge on his mind during his podcast he said
"“I can’t wait to play against Boston. When the schedule will be unveiled, I’ll put an X on the games we will play at Boston against the Celtics.”"
The reason why Gallinari wants revenge is because he didn’t expect to be moved after he believed the meeting went well with the team.
What Gallinari said at the Hoophall Hangout for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
"“I had a meeting with the team probably three, four days before the trade, and the meeting was a little different – the reason why I didn’t expect the trade. I’ve been through it before many times, it’s just the craziness about the NBA sometimes. It was pretty quick and unexpected.”"
Danilo Gallinari didn’t have revenge game against Boston Celtics
Gallinari’s revenge game that never was against the Celtics was unmemorable, and the Wizards performance was lackluster.
The game was over by halftime, and at one point the Celtics had a 37-point lead over the Wizards.
Gallinari scored 3 points had 2 rebounds, and 2 assists. Gallinari shot 1/5 from the floor and went 0/2 from behind the arch. So far this season Gallinari is averaging 8 points this season while shooting 40% from the three-point line.
Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards will play two more times in 2023-24
If Gallinari is still on the Wizards come 2024, he’ll still have two more cracks against the Celtics as they play again in February, and in March.
Perhaps Gallinari won’t circle the Celtics games after how his first game against them since departing the locker room went.