LOS ANGELES — If you're grading breakups on a scale of "let's be friends" to "throwing a folding chair through the windshield of your ex's sedan," the split between Danilo Gallinari and the Denver Nuggets this summer matched the former description much more closely than the latter.
After spending six-plus seasons in Denver, Gallinari and the Nuggets moved on from each other. When the free agency period opened in July, the Nuggets made a splash by signing Paul Millsap to a three-year deal worth $90 million. Gallinari responded by inking a three-year, $65 million contract with the Clippers. Just like that, the relationship between the Nuggets and one of the best players in franchise history was over.
On Wednesday about an hour before the Clippers took on the Nuggets for the first time this season, Gallinari insisted that there were no hard feelings between the two sides.