The Oklahoma City Thunder held trade talks at the deadline with the Miami Heat on a deal involving Danilo Gallinari, but he ultimately remained with the franchise.
Gallinari is in his first season with the Thunder following his trade from the Los Angeles Clippers as part of the Paul George package.
Gallinari was asked to comment on remaining with the Thunder after those discussions at the deadline.
“I really wanted to stay to stay here. [It would be] tough to leave such a great atmosphere, great teammates, a group that is winning,” said Gallinari. “I wanted to stay.”
Gallinari was also asked about the possibility of re-signing with the Thunder as a free agent this offseason.
“I hope so. It’s not the time now to talk with the team. But in the summer, it’s going to be interesting for me… Definitely, it could be a great option for me to stay here.”