Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari pulled off a fancy dribble-pass to center Steven Adams, throwing the ball between his legs to the New Zealander for an easy dunk against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night (via NBA).
👀 Gallo threads the needle to Steven Adams! #ThunderUp
📺: @NBATV pic.twitter.com/L0NTtuiIB7
— NBA (@NBA) November 30, 2019
Gallo between-the-legs ➡️ Steven Adams
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) November 30, 2019
Adams, 26, is the longest-tenured member of the Thunder, along with wing Andre Roberson. After this past summer’s blow-up, including trading Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers for Gallinari, second-year guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and draft picks, the center from the Southern Hemisphere is a leader in the locker room for OKC.
Many believed the Thunder would trade Adams after the offseason deals sent George and Russell Westbrook out. However, Adams—and Chris Paul—has a tough salary to negotiate in a one-on-one trade between teams.
The 31-year-old Italian Gallinari is the Thunder’s second leading scorer at 18.3 points per game.
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