Danilo Gallinari reportedly favors signing with Boston
The soon to be 34 year old veteran sharpshooter Danilo Gallinari is the name that has been most linked to the Celtics the past few days.
Sounds like Danilo Gallinari will be deciding between Chicago and Boston for his next team. The Bulls have much of the full MLE to offer, roughly $8M AAV and a hair more than the Celtics. But Boston appears to be Gallo's preferred landing spot.— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 30, 2022
Here are my previous thoughts on Gallo:
Gallo would have been great a few yr back & still could be now. Question is at this stage of his career is he still quick enough to play the solid defense that Udoka demands?— CelticsLife.com (@celticslife) June 30, 2022
As we learned this past yr, if you can't switch and guard multiple positions, u aren't seeing the floor https://t.co/ls5ymaNcgz
Kind of redundant, but the point is that Udoka's defesnive system is tough to crack unless you're a good defender. Just being adequate might keep you on the bench. And if you are a deficiency, well you better make every shot you shoot while you're on the court if you don't want a quick hook.
Just have this fear the Celtics will sign him, but since he can't play defense, especially in Udoka's everyone switches on everyone & no double teaming defense, Gallo will just sit next to Theis & Pritchard in the Celtics DNP section of their bench come the playoffs https://t.co/iBGlqlG8z2— CelticsLife.com (@celticslife) June 30, 2022
Maybe Udoka and Stevens have discussed tweaking the system a bit to allow for more double teams? Who knows? But at this point, I really only care about what a player can do for the Celtics in the playoffs. Anyone can play the regular season bench minutes. The playoffs are what matters.