The Celtics announced Friday that Boston forward Danilo Gallinari may miss the entire 2022-23 NBA season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee while playing for Italy.
Gallinari tore the same ACL in April 2013 and underwent two surgeries before missing the entire 2013-14 season. The typical recovery time for an ACL tear is six to 12 months, and sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Gallinari is determined to attempt a comeback at some point later in the 2022-23 season. rice field.
Gallinari, 34, was injured Saturday in a FIBA World Cup qualifier against Georgia. I was holding the back of my knee. Gallinari then limped into the locker room with the help of his staff and teammates.
The Italian team has announced that Gallinari is suffering from a torn meniscus.
Gallinari signed a two-year, $13.2 million deal with the Celtics as a free agent last month, which included a player option for a second season. The sharp shooting, which averaged 11.7 points and shot 38.1% from 3-point range in 66 games for the Hawks last season, is on par with Malcolm Brogdon, whom Boston acquired in July in a trade to the Indiana Pacers. was convened at Eastern His conference champions, the Celtics, struggled on offense at times as they lost to the Warriors in the NBA Finals against Golden State. Gallinari has never made a single Finals appearance in his 13 seasons in the NBA.
Long considered one of the NBA’s elite shooting big men, Gallinari is a career 3-point shooter with a 38.2% career 3-point shot percentage, and his 1,426 career 3-point percentage makes is 23rd among active players, the highest among all players. Among them, it ranks third behind Kevin Durant and Kevin Love. -Over 10 feet tall.
According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the Celtics will now be able to apply for a designated player exception to replace Gallinari. That would give the Celtics $3.2 million of his money and allow them to sign, trade, or acquire players on expiring contracts worth that amount.
Including Al Horford’s almost fully guaranteed deal, Boston has 11 guaranteed deals on its roster and non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed deals expected to contend for a roster spot in training camp. I have several players with deals.