Italian power forward Danilo Gallinari, as a free agent, finalized a contract with the Atlanta Hawks for three years and $ 61.5 million on Friday. confirmed his agent Michael Tellem, from the firm CAA Sports.
Gallinari becomes the last veteran to most recently leave the Oklahoma City Thunder to join another team, after the team made several transfers during the past week, including sending star point guard Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns.
Also they were transferred by the Thunder the German point guard Dennis Schroder, to the Lakers of Los Angeles; forward Kelly Oubre Jr. to the Golden State Warriors; and Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
With the Thunder last season Gallinari, 32, was a vital part of the team’s surprising run to fifth in the Western Conference.
The Italian had one of the best seasons of his career. He missed just 10 games, the fewest since he played 81 during his second NBA season. Gallinari averaged 18.7 points and 5.2 rebounds, and made 40.5 percent from 3-pointers with the Thunder.
Last season, the Italian international was about to be traded on the transfer deadlineBut after a deal with the Miami Heat fell through, he stayed with the Thunder.
In his 12 seasons as a professional in the NBA, the Hawks are Gallinari’s fifth team, after playing with the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers and Thunder