Report: Hawks signing Danilo Gallinari to three-year, $61.5M contract


The Hawks reportedly told Trae Young they’d get him help.

The help: Danilo Gallinari.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Gallinari will boost Atlanta, mostly offensively. He’s a talented scoring forward with deep shooting range. Defensively, where the Hawks have the most room to improve? Gallinari is not hte answer. He also has a troubling injury history and is now 32.

But Young is good enough to win now, and his supporting cast needed an upgrade. The Hawks have plenty of cap space and could pay big to ensure getting the player they wanted rather than necessarily the very best value. This signing makes sense.

The Hawks have plenty of bigs – Clint Capela at center plus John Collins and Onyeka Okongwu, both of whom can play power forward and center. But there will be fewer power forward minutes available with Gallinari in Atlanta. Trade watch continues with Collins.