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Danilo Gallinari heads to Los Angeles in deal involving Nuggets, Clippers, Hawks

Danilo Gallinari is leaving Denver.

The Nuggets finished a sign-and-trade deal Tuesday that sends Gallinari to the Los Angeles Clippers for a second-round pick in 2019, according to a league source.

The Nuggets, Clippers and Hawks were working on a sign-and-trade deal late Monday night to send the 28-year-old forward to Los Angeles, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the story.

Gallinari’s deal is for three years and $65 million, according to ESPN.

Gallinari averaged 18.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 63 games for the Nuggets last season. He spent parts of six seasons in Denver.

The Nuggets would receive a second-round draft pick in the deal while the Clippers would send Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone and a 2018 first-pound pick to Atlanta in a move to clear space to sign Gallinari, ESPN reported.

The trade would mark the end in Denver for one of the Nuggets’ longest-tenured players. Gallinari joined the Nuggets in 2010, along with Wilson Chandler and others, in a trade that sent star Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. In six seasons with Denver, Gallinari averaged 16.2 points while shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from 3-point range.

While there were early reports that Paul Millsap — who agreed to a three-year, $90 million Sunday, a league source told the Denver Post — could be included in a sign-and-trade deal, which could have possibly opened up some cap space, Bobby Marks of ESPN reported that Millsap would join Denver through a free-agent signing. Millsap can officially sign with the Nuggets on Friday, when the NBA’s moratorium on free agents ends.

Source: denverpost

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