The Celtics reportedly ran right into a bit of cash Monday due to one among their gamers who hasn’t set foot on the courtroom this NBA season.
Boston was granted a $3.23 million Disabled Participant Exception because of the critical harm sustained by Danilo Gallinari, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Brad Stevens and firm reportedly can use the exception till March 10, a bit over a month after the league’s commerce deadline.
Gallinari signed a two-year, $13.3 million contract with the Celtics on July 12. Roughly a month and a half later, the 34-year-old suffered a torn ACL whereas taking part in for Crew Italy within the EuroBasket FIBA event. Gallinari underwent surgical procedure Sept. 22 to restore the harm and labeled the process profitable by a press release launched in the future after he went underneath the knife.
The Fifteenth-year professional was in line to have an essential position in his first season with the Celtics, however his absence has opened doorways for others on Boston’s roster. Arguably no C’s position participant has made extra of the chance than Sam Hauser, who’s beginning to develop a status as a authentic, knock-down 3-point shooter.
Boston is 6-3 by 9 video games on the season and presently owns the third seed within the Japanese Convention. The Celtics will attempt to prolong their win streak to 3 Monday night time after they go to Ja Morant and the 7-3 Memphis Grizzlies.