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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Danilo Gallinari could return to Knicks this summer?

Danilo Gallinari

Danilo Gallinari will be staying put with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the rest of the season, but now the buzz is around where he may go this summer.

Bleacher Report’s Michael Scotto reported Monday that the New York Knicks could be a potential free agent suitor for the veteran forward. CAA Sports’ Leon Rose is expected to take over as president of the Knicks, and he used to work closely with Gallinari’s agent Michael Tellem, also of CAA Sports.

Gallinari, who is having a stellar year with 19.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game on 40.7 percent from deep, was originally drafted by the Knicks in 2008 and spent three years with them. His time with the team concluded when he was traded to Denver as part of the Carmelo Anthony blockbuster in 2011.

Though Gallinari will turn 32 this summer, he would be a nice replacement for the recently-traded Marcus Morris in New York. The Knicks are unlikely to be the only appealing suitor for Gallinari this summer however.

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