The Los Angeles Clippers have reached an agreement on a three-team deal to acquire Danilo Gallinari, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Gallinari will reportedly join the team on a three-year, $65-million contract.
The Clippers will be sending perennial Sixth Man of the Year candidate Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone and a 2018 first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks. The Denver Nuggets, Gallinari’s former team, receive a 2019 second-round pick in the trade.
Gallinari appeared in 63 games for the Nuggets in 2016-17, averaging 18.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest. He remains a proficient long-range shooter, connecting on 39 per cent of his three-point attempts.
The small forward will join a frontcourt of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan as the Clippers attempt to move on from Chris Paul’s departure to the Houston Rockets.
Los Angeles earned the fourth seed in the Western Conference this past season, but was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Utah Jazz.