Denver Nuggets Rumors
“He was saying they were trying to do something about it,” Gallinari said Tuesday in a phone interview. “And then after that my agent called and we started talking more about what the extension was about.” Less than a month later, a deal was struck and the contract — three years, $45 million — was signed.
The Nuggets knew they wanted Gallinari, and Gallinari knew he wanted to stay in Denver. “I was very fast in saying yes to this extension,” Gallinari said. “I’m very happy to stay in Denver. This extension came because of the people in Denver, the fact that I’ve been in Denver for awhile now and the fact that I love the city.”
After restructuring his deal, the Denver Nuggets have signed forward Danilo Gallinari to a multi-year contract extension, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
On Saturday night, there were rumors about Denver releasing him. However at this point there are just rumors. Until now, the player’s side has no knowledge for this matter and the Nuggets hasn’t informed them about those kind of intentions. According to Eurohoops sources, the Nuggets’ plan when they aquired Papanikolaou was to keep him in their roster and take their decision about him during Eurobasket, probably at the end of the tournament. That was their intention and that’s why they didn’t try to use his contract as a trade asset.