Atlanta Hawks: 3 legends for Danilo Gallinari to study

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Legends Atlanta Hawks forward Danilo Gallinari should study No. 2) Toni Kukoc

Toni Kukoc was another legend of the game to come out of Europe. He was taken with the 29th pick in the 1990 NBA draft and also chose to stay in Europe for the next three seasons. However, when he decided to come to the NBA it was during the Michael Jordan era and nothing could have prepared him for that.

Kukoc was an incredible role player for the Bulls during their second 3-peat, coming off the bench for the majority of those seasons. He was certainly good enough to start but the Bulls starting unit was set and had Dennis Rodman as the starting power forward.

While Kukoc was a very capable scorer, he had so many other strings to his bow. He could handle the ball, but his greatest asset was his passing. Kukoc was able to make a pass in transition that would make most guards around but he could also pass out of the post.

If Gallinari was able to work on his passing, then he would become even more of a potent weapon. He is currently being used as a play finisher but would be much more effective if the defense did not know if he was going to pass or shoot.