Boston Celtics’ new 34-year-old striker Danilo Gallinari injured his left knee during Italy’s 2023 World Cup qualifier today, pending an injury assessment report The results are out, and it is likely that the new team will not be able to represent the new team in the new NBA 2022-2023 season .
Gallinari averaged a season-high 19.8 points per game with the Clippers in 2017 before being traded to the Thunder for a brief season before joining the Hawks on a sign-and-trade basis. Gallinari played 2 seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, averaging 13.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
And so far, he has spent 14 years in the league in his 14-year basketball career in Gallinari, played in 776 games, averaging 29.9 minutes per game, averaging 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.7 times per game Steals and 0.4 blocks. The overall hit rate was 42.8 percent.
After that, the Eagles traded Gallinari to the San Antonio Spurs at the end of June this year’s offseason in exchange for the 25-year-old guard Dejounte Murray, but the Spurs chose to buy out the veteran forward after the trade. Gallinari signed a two-year, $13 million contract with the Celtics after leaving the Spurs, ready to represent the new team in the new season.
With the opening of the 2023 World Cup men’s basketball qualifiers, Gallinari also represented the national team in the game, but in today’s battle, Gallinari created an attack in the first quarter and tried to break through the defense. His left knee unexpectedly turned violently to the right. Let him immediately put down the basketball, hold his left knee and jump out of the court to seek help from the medical staff, while the opponent Georgia also made a layup after Gallinari put down the ball.
After that, the veteran striker withdrew from the match due to unbearable pain and went to the locker room with the help of several people for a preliminary diagnosis. According to well-known NBA reporters, Gallinari’s initial diagnosis detected no ligament tear problems for the time being, but he still needs to go for an MRI on Monday to confirm the injury.
The Celtics originally planned to use Gallinari as a backup for 36-year-old forward veteran Al Horford and as a backup for offensive lead Jason Tatum after signing Gallinari. buffer. And Gallinari’s efficient offense will complement the team’s overall offensive efficiency and as part of improving the depth of the backcourt.
It is still pending the results of Gallinari’s injury after undergoing an MRI, and if he is not seriously injured, he will get a major role in the team’s rotation next season.