Clippers acquire Gallinari from Nuggets


A three-team trade has seen the Los Angeles Clippers acquire Danilo Gallinari from the Denver Nuggets.

Los Angeles' backcourt may have taken a hit with the exodus of Chris Paul and J.J. Redick, but their frontcourt is shaping up nicely following the arrival of Gallinari on a three-year deal worth $68million.

The deal is part of a three-team trade that sends Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone and the Clippers' 2018 protected first round draft pick (via the Houston Rockets) to Atlanta and a 2019 second round draft pick from the Hawks (via the Washington Wizards) to Denver.

Gallinari - who was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2008 - averaged 18.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season.

Now essentially replaced by Paul Millsap in Denver, the 28-year-old Italian will slide into the Clippers line-up alongside DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin.