Veteran forward Danilo Gallinari says that the opportunity to play for a contender is more important than signing a big contract in free agency this offseason.
“I’m no longer 20,” Gallinari said recently at the “Festival dello Sport” in Italy (via La Gazzetta dello Sport).
Gallinari has been in the League for 12 seasons, in which time he’s made $135.8 million in career earnings. But the 32-year-old has only made it to the playoffs four times and never past the first round.
Gallinari’s willingness to prioritize a ring over money will be an interesting storyline to follow this offseason, as he could be one of the biggest free-agent signings of the fall.