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

Danilo Gallinari vs. Hawks

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JANUARY 24: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks on January 24, 2020 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)

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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.