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Chicago Bulls, Danilo Gallinari
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Danilo Gallinari would be a good trade target for the Chicago Bulls

After being an Eastern Conference Finals team last year, the Atlanta Hawks have struggled to mesh this season. Currently the 10th seed in the East and barely making it into the play-in tournament as we speak, the Hawks could be headed toward a fire sale.

Rumors have swirled around the Hawks making everyone not named Trae Young or Clint Capela available, and they’ve already demonstrated that idea by trading Cam Reddish.

The Bulls could go after the main forward in the Hawks bench rotation in Danilo Gallinari. At 33 years old, Gallinari is not quite the player he once was and has been relegated to a bench role at this stage in his career. But, he’s still an efficient scorer.

That’s something the Bulls could use off the bench, rather than seeing constant zeroes in the box score from Tony Bradley. Gallinari is still an excellent three-point shooter and shoots over 38 percent for his career. The Bulls have dearly missed three-point shooting as of late, as well, and getting that aspect in Gallinari would prove to be huge.

The only question mark with Gallinari is his contract, which pays him $21.4 million next season before he’s a free agent. Would the Bulls want to pay that type of salary to a backup four?

This season, Gallinari is averaging 10.3 points and 4.4 boards in just over 23 minutes per game.