Call me an ageist but I don’t think the San Antonio Spurs intend on building around Danilo Gallinari at the age of 34 years old. There’s no logical reason why, just call it a hunch. Jokes aside Gallinari isn’t long for San Antonio. They’re not trying to compete, he doesn’t fit with what they’re trying to do for the future and the team got him while in the last year of his contract.
The Spurs don’t want to hold onto him and eat up a roster spot all year and Gallinari has one, maybe two years as a viable NBA player still, so you better believe he’s going to try and win a title this year or next.
As a shooter, Gallinari makes all the sense in the world for the Cavaliers. He’s got a career true shooting percentage of 59% and is routinely around the 40% from three-point range. He’s a solid option for any team, including the Cavs.
However, like with Kemba Walker, Gallinari really only works if the team makes a trade or finds themselves down a big due to injuries. If Kevin Love or Lauri Markkanen is in fact traded this offseason, or Evan Mobley or Jarrett Allen go down with injuries, then Gallinari really comes into play for the team.
Yet, not really before then, however.