Danilo Gallinari Discusses Championship Goal With Celtics

Danilo Gallinari of the Boston Celtics.


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Danilo Gallinari of the Boston Celtics.

This past season, the Boston Celtics made it all the way to the NBA Finals. For the first time since 2010, they had a chance to bring a banner home to Boston. Unfortunately, they ended up falling short, losing to the Golden State Warriors in six games.

Despite that, the front office hasn’t hesitated this summer. Boston failed to accomplish their ultimate goal, and in turn, Brad Stevens got to work improving the roster this summer. He signed Danilo Gallinari in free agency and traded for combo guard Malcolm Brogdon.

Both of those players are ready to help the Celtics win a championship next season, and Gallinari has already begun putting those desires into the world. In an interview with Sky Sport on August 8, his birthday, Gallinari spoke about his ultimate goal in Boston – to win a championship.

“The goal is the ring with Boston, despite the 14 years I have played in the United States, I am still excited for this new chapter of my career,” Gallinari told Sky Sport, which was translated by Basket News.

Throughout the course of his entire career, Gallinari has only made six playoff appearances. With the Celtics, he’ll have a chance to make it to the Finals for the first time in his career, too.

Gallinari also spoke about the case they have in Boston.


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The veteran forward may have just turned 34 years old, but he’s still itching to win a championship in the NBA. And while the rest of the Celtics roster may be relatively young, Gallinari said that he’s confident in the team because of the postseason experience they have.

“As long as there is that feeling, I don’t want to stop. At the Celtics there are certainly many responsibilities and expectations, however, the young people in Boston already have experience and have shown it,” said Gallinari.

While Gallinari may not be the player he once was, he’s still proven to be a capable scorer at this level. Last season with the Atlanta Hawks, Gallinari averaged 11.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists on 43.4% shooting from the field and 38.1% shooting from behind the three-point line.

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