Danilo Gallinari on free agency | Dunk Bait

Danilo Gallinari stopped by to give advice to Obi Toppin on being drafted to the New York Knick, the important factors in free agency, and how working with Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management has helped him off the court.

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DANILO GALLINARI: There is not only one factor. Because, you know, in my situation I need to evaluate-- especially after the last season, I need to evaluate a lot of stuff. So it's a lot of factors that come into place.

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Like I said, you know, I had a great experience in the city of LA. I was on the other side. And we were usually better than the Lakers in my two years over there. But, you know, like I said, it's a complete evaluation, so there are different things on the plate. And, you know, like I said, I'll take a look at everything.

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Playing at the Garden is very special, of course. We don't know how we are gonna be playing, but I'm guessing that at the beginning there are still gonna be no fans. But to play at the Garden and win the Garden and especially when you are winning in New York is just an amazing experience, and it's something that I don't think that any other city or any other arena can give you that.

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Something that I should have done better is understand my body and take care of my body since the beginning. That's the only thing. But everything else, as far as like managing on the court stuff and off the court stuff, I was pretty good. I was very lucky to have a great family next to me.

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I was lucky to have a great team next to me and have a great agent that helped me and my dad and my mom that they helped me building the right team, especially for my stuff off the court.

And, to be honest, I was lucky to have a guy like Arn Tellem and a guy like Steve Blatt, who is still my CPA nowadays, to build the right team my financial.

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One of the things that-- and a big part of my team is the Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management. And it's something that I've been doing for many years. And I'm lucky-- and I've been lucky to work with them. Educating is another key point that every rookie, every young player, should take time in doing.

It's not just about basketball and practicing in the morning and playing those games. Sometimes it's way more important, your off time that you got at home, those afternoons where you don't have a lot of stuff to do. But, if you think about it, you can spend that time educating yourself, especially on the financial side.

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