In the latest NBA rumors, more players are announcing their intentions to become NBA free agents this offseason. Among the latest will be Denver Nuggets big man Danilo Gallinari. It was reported on Tuesday by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical that Gallinari is planning to pass on the player option for his 2017-18 contract worth $16.1 million. Instead, he'll test the waters of NBA Free Agency, and there could be a few teams interested in his services. Among the rumored teams is this postseason's No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics.

Interested NBA teams?

Gallinari will join an NBA Free Agent class which also includes Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin, Utah Jazz All-Star Gordon Hayward, and the Atlanta Hawks' All-Star Paul Millsap.

While he's not an All-Star player, he could provide a roster with a boost in talent.

Based on his career resume, there should be no shortage of interest by teams in signing Danilo Gallinari. As ESPN mentioned in their report, possible teams include the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and New York Knicks.

Of those teams, at least one is already an NBA playoff contender looking to strengthen their roster for another playoff run. The Celtics have plenty to work with in order to free up space to sign Gallinari and also hold this June's No. 1 draft pick.

The Minnesota Timberwolves were a team on the brink of pushing towards the playoffs. However, an injury to Zach LaVine ended up hurting those chances.

Still, this is a team on the rise and they seem to be improving by the game. If Gallinari were to move over to this Western Conference competitor, he could help them potentially bypass the Nuggets in the standings.

Staying in Denver?

While Denver general manager Tim Connelly said he wants to keep Gallinari as part of the Nuggets' core, it seems like another team could snag him.

However, this is also a team that was right near the playoffs as they were ultimately knocked out by the Portland Trail Blazers for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. The Nuggets were just a few games away from a postseason run, with Gallinari certainly a big piece of that near-playoff team.

For the 2016-17 NBA season, Danilo Gallinari averaged 18.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.

His scoring average dipped slightly from the previous year when he averaged 19.5 points per contest. He currently holds career averages of 15.3 points, two assists and 4.7 rebounds per game with seven years of experience in the league. It won't be surprising if any one of the aforementioned NBA teams is able to lure him to their roster with a better deal and of course, in some cases, promises of playoff appearances.

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