After barely missing out on the playoffs, the Denver Nuggets can now start focusing on their plans for the summer, to try and improve their roster. One of the top questions faced by the franchise is how they’ll be able to re-sign their starting small forward, Danilo Gallinari, who is slated to become a free agent.
With his impressive skill set, the 28-year-old Italian international is expected to generate a lot of interest from around the league, especially from teams who are looking for a versatile forward with the ability to shoot from the perimeter. However, it appears that they will have the advantage in securing his services, as Gallinari admitted, via E. Carchia of Sportando, that he would “love” to remain in Denver and still play for the Nuggets.
“The relationship between me, the city and the organization is great. This is the reason why I would love to reach an agreement to remain in Denver. I love it here. And I would love to remain with the Nuggets.”
This is definitely good news for the Denver faithful as the 6-foot-10 forward is already making it known as early as now what his intentions are come summertime. Should he stay true to his word, the team would have less worries about signing him again, and would only need to extend a competitive offer to him.
If Gallinari ultimately decides to take their potential offer, the Nuggets will have an experienced player who can continue what they have started this season. With Nikola Jokic improving by leaps and bounds, and the emergence of Jamal Murray as a very promising guard, the future is definitely bright in the Mile High City, and they could even turn out to be a force in the league in the years to come.