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Why you should trade Danilo Gallinari in season-long fantasy basketball

Danilo Gallinari will likely be lower on the totem pole at his next stop.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari shoots in the first quarter against Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Danilo Gallinari hasn’t slipped much since being trade by the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason. He’s averaging 18.6 points per game while shooting 40.2% from beyond the arc and has fit in well alongside guards Chris Paul and Shai-Gilgeous Alexander. His play has caught the eyes of contenders across the league, and he could end up on a new team before the trade deadline.

Why you should trade Danilo Gallinari in fantasy basketball

The Thunder started off this year by stockpiling assets for the future in a rebuilding effort, but they currently sit at seventh in the Western Conference. Contenders with more talent than Oklahoma City want Gallinari though. It’s unlikely he’ll match the career-high 13.2 field goal attempts per game he’s taking with the Thunder on his next squad. Gallinari probably isn’t your top fantasy player, so moving him before he has to mesh with new teammates might be for the best.