Gallinari reportedly leaves Thunder for Hawks


LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – AUGUST 14: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots the ball during the first quarter against the LA Clippers at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 14, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Danilo Gallinari reportedly is moving on after one season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, finalizing a three-year, $61.5 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, according to ESPN and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The 32-year-old will bring veteran experience and long-ball shooting prowess to a Hawks team that finished dead last in the league in 3-point success rate (33.3 percent) en route to a 20-47 campaign.

Gallinari, an unrestricted free agent, shot 43.8 percent from the floor and 40.5 percent from 3-point range last season while helping the Thunder finish fifth in the Western Conference at 44-28. He averaged 18.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

In 12 NBA seasons spent with the New York Knicks (three seasons), Denver Nuggets (six), Los Angeles Clippers (two) and Oklahoma City, he has been traded three times and is averaging 16.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

–Field Level Media

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