How Danilo Gallinari would have changed the Mavericks
2. Shooting and scoring
The addition of Danilo Gallinari would have made the Dallas Mavericks historic offense even more potent. They would have had to give up pieces to match his $22.6 million salary. It is impossible to say what would have made the deal happen, but Gallinari provides an upgrade.
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The 31-year-old forward is a proven scorer. He is averaging 19.2 points and 3.0 3-pointers made per game this season. That comes on 43.9 percent from the field and 40.9 percent on his threes.
Gallinari would slot it nicely as the Mavericks third-leading scorer. He is capable of making shots from anywhere on the court. That versatility would have provided even more spacing for Dallas. Luka Doncic could have had the freedom to create with four players around him capable of shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range.
Gallinari is hitting 44.1 percent on wide open threes this season according to NBA Stats. He is taking 2.6 per game for the Thunder. Kristaps Porzingis attempts 3.1 a night. More open shots would lead to a higher shooting percentage for Gallinari.
The 6’10 forward would have provided a significant offensive boost to the Mavs had they made the deal happen before the trade deadline.
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