- Kurt Helin, NBC's Pro Basketball Talk
Denver is looking to shake up their roster.
Danny Ainge is as active looking at trades as any GM out there.
So it shouldn’t be a shock that the two sides have talked about a trade this summer. Denver would love to ship out Ty Lawson, but Boston isn’t interested in another point guard (they have Marcus Smart and just drafted Terry Rozier). But Danilo Gallinari on the other hand… from Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.
Celts/Denver discussed Gallinari deal, but nothing doing as of now. Some conflicting talk from sources, but may want to keep an eye on this.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 13, 2015
Not sure I would get on this happening. Notice the past tense in the tweet.
No doubt Gallinari is on the trade block. A number of teams, including Memphis, have had interest. When healthy he is a dangerous scoring four. After a couple seasons of injuries near the end of this past season Gallinari was starting to look like his old self — he averaged 19 points a game and shot 39.1 percent from three, plus grabbed almost five rebounds a game.
He’s also in the last year of his deal, so he’s not going to burden anyone’s cap space going forward.
Still, this feels more like talk than anything else.
Denver wants to make moves; they just need to find a dance partner. And someone who will give them anything of quality back for Lawson.