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Report: Celtics showing interest in Danilo Gallinari trade

The Boston Celtics seem to need some additional scoring help, and the Oklahoma City Thunder may have just the guy for them.

Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus reported on Thursday that Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari is a player that the Celtics are monitoring. Pincus adds that Gallinari, who will be a free agent after the season, is also being pursued by the Toronto Raptors and the Phoenix Suns, among several other teams.

The 31-year-old Gallinari is a 6-foot-10 scorer who can shoot, handle, and defend. That makes him an ideal piece for Celtics head coach Brad Stevens and his positionless style of play.

Boston is a bit crowded at the forward spot with youngsters Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown here to stay and former All-Star Gordon Hayward still around. Gallinari has made clear that he prefers to play for a contender though, and he could be a better fit for the Celtics than a Hayward or a Semi Ojeleye.

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