Posted by Royce Young
Another day, another NBA player maybe, sort of, kind of thinking about playing in Europe. Danilo Gallinari told Sportando that he "couldn't rule out" at least a short run in Europe.
Of course Gallinari is from Italy and spent the early part of his professional career playing in Europe.
But like any other NBA player currently under contract, Gallinari can't just pack up and sign with a European club. FIBA has yet to clear anyone under contract in the NBA and would be risking his contract with the Nuggets if he were injured.
He's just saying he has it on his mind, especially if games are going to be lost.
Gallinari though is a bigger name that's mentioned possibly playing in Europe. And really, it's one of the best bargaining chips the players have. They'd have to first get clearance to play, but I'm sure NBA owners aren't excited about watching players hustle overseas to get paid and also risk injury. Something to maybe rush along the proceedings?
One can only hope.