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Is new Celtics forward Danilo Gallinari a good fit for Boston’s title aspirations?

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The Boston Celtics have needed some size with shooting for some time now to add to the team’s frontcourt rotation, and they finally got it with the signing of veteran forward Danilo Gallinari. Long a target of the Celtics, the two finally teamed up this week as the Italian revealed he will sign with Boston for a two-year deal with a player option in the second season for the taxpayer midlevel exception (MLE).

Boston will by all accounts benefit from Gallinari’s shotmaking, but there are critics who point out that the former Atlanta Hawks swingman is very much not a defensive specialist, and has even become something of a liability on that end of the court in the latter years of his career.

Is Gallinari a good fit for a defensively-minded team with designs on a title? Can he be hidden on a team like this to provide regular-season depth and spot offense in the postseason?

Watch the clip embedded above to hear the opinions of the host of the CLNS Media “Celtics Beat” podcast Adam Kaufman and guest Keith Smith of Celtics Blog on this issue.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.

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