NBA Trade Rumors: 10 Teams That Might Trade for Danilo Gallinari

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NBA Trade Rumors: 10 Teams That Might Trade for Danilo Gallinari
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New Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has already moved once this week, but he would be wise to keep his bags packed.

Gallinari, a 6'10" second-year forward, was a big piece in the Carmelo Anthony/Chauncey Billups trade between the Nuggets and New York Knicks on Monday night, and might be on the move again before Thursday's trade deadline.

Gallinari has a lot of things going for him: just 22 years old, small contract and a fantastic jumpshooting game.  He is a valuable asset to his new team, both as a player and as a bargaining chip.

The Nuggets' jettison of their two best players signals that they are now entering rebuilding mode, which, in the NBA, means acquiring cheap talent, stockpiling future draft picks and shedding high-salaried players.  

The Nuggets accomplished all of those goals in their Monday night haul, but are just warming up on the trade block, according to sources cited in an ESPN story.  Gallinari is the one player in the deal that Denver is interested in turning back around for draft picks to one of several interested teams.

Here are 10 teams that should be on the phone with Denver right now to acquire Gallinari before Thursday's deadline. 

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