Soon-to-be free agent Danilo Gallinari seems to have his heart set on leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder during the off-season, having tweeted a photo of himself wearing a blank jersey and asking fans where he should go to next.
The tweet prompted a response from Portland Trail Blazers big man, Jusuf Nurkic, who wrote “Brate” with an emoji. The word means brother in Serbian and could be indication of Nurkic wanting Gallinari to join him in Portland.
Gallinari has played for the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, and the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 18.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, shooting 40 percent from three-point range for the Thunder last season. The Italian was also a target for the Miami Heat during the trade window early this year.
The 32-year-old previously claimed to value winning a championship over everything else as he heads into free agency and will likely look to play for a serious contender next season. The Blazers could use his dead-eye shooting from distance and he seems like a player who could help them battle through the Western Conference. Miami, on the other hand, could have used a marksman of Gallinari’s caliber in the Finals when their shooters went cold during periods against the Los Angeles Lakers.