Sep 20, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT
If you’re looking for a bright side Nuggets fans, at least he didn’t go to China like everyone else. And at least he has an out clause to return.
Danilo Gallinari has signed to return to Olimpia Milano during the lockout, a story broken by the Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Sportando. He still has an NBA contract so the forward with some serious shooting range has to have an NBA opt out should the lockout get solved.
Milano is the team where Gallinari played before coming to the NBA. He has reportedly been in talks with them for some time but there were issues getting and paying for the insurance on his NBA contract. That apparently has been resolved.
Gallinari has spent three seasons in the NBA, the first two with the Knicks before being traded to Denver in the Carmelo Anthony deal. He averaged 14.7 points per game for the Nuggets after his arrival.
He is expected to hook up with Milano in Spain, where the team is preparing for the season and playing a few friendlies.
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