The Boston Celtics are adding more firepower, provided that Danilo Gallinari can stay healthy.

After being traded by the Atlanta Hawks to the San Antonio Spurs and then waived, the Boston Celtics swooped in and reportedly signed the 33-year-old Italian to a two-year deal, ESPN reported.

The Celtics signed Gallinari to a two-year deal worth $13.3 million. The deal was only made official now since the Italian was still clearing waivers.

Boston will be using its mid-level exception to take in the 6-foot-10 forward. It was added that the deal is fully guaranteed and will include a player option.

Taking in Gallinari will be a bit tricky for the Celtics. The Italian is coming off his lowest-scoring season since entering the league as a rookie.

He played in 66 games last season, averaging 11.7 points 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 25.3 minutes of action.

This was a notable drop from his career averages of 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists in the 728 NBA games he has played.

Gallinari is likely to come off the bench and provide some offense. With his career slowly coming to a close, the sixth overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft would want nothing less than an opportunity to possibly win an NBA title.

For Gallinari to get near that, staying healthy is a must. He has had his share of injuries, including a glute and a partial tear of his left glute muscle in the past years. These have hindered his ability to stay the course, a reason why he has been moving from one team to another.

With the Celtics, a supporting role could be perfect for Gallinari. Ime Udoka is looking for added offense from the bench, possibly a perfect scenario for the 6-foot-10 forward in possibly winning an NBA title as his pro basketball career winds down.

Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Atlanta Hawks
Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Atlanta Hawks Getty Images | Michael Reaves

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