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Report: Nuggets continue to try and reshape roster, put Danilo Gallinari on trade block

Danilo Gallinari

Danilo Gallinari


If you see a name on the Nuggets’ roster, he’s available in a trade.

Ty Lawson. Wilson Chandler. Kenneth Faried (after July 1 anyway).

And now you can add Danilo Gallinari to that list, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

This shouldn’t be a surprise. There is nobody on the Denver roster who is safe as the franchise tries to reshape its locker room and its culture under new coach Mike Malone.

Gallinari could be a good pickup, when healthy he is a dangerous scoring big who has three point range, can put the ball on the floor, and plays well in transition. He was the leading scorer for George Karl’s 57-win Nugget team, until he went down with a knee injury late in the season. That was followed by a botched surgery that kept him out the entire 2013-14 campaign.

But by 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.

Gallinari has one season left on his contract at $11.6 million.

He’s not going to come cheaply — the Nuggets are looking to move Lawson and others, but with Gallinari the offer will have to be more substantial. But Denver will at least listen.