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Danilo Gallinari | Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: Italy
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Danilo Gallinari scored 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, one assist and two steals in Friday's blowout loss to the Jazz.
Gallo has been running pretty hot and this game shouldn't reverse any of that momentum. He should be owned in most standard formats. Feb 28 - 4:10 AM

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Danilo Gallinari played 34 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday during a 110-96 loss with 20 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

The Nuggets are losing forwards all over the place and they're going to lose another one if they play Gallo this much. That said, this is his second consecutive 20-point game and he's taking a ton of shots with at least 11 in each of his last four. Gallinari is worth grabbing in standard leagues and his owners can just worry about an injury if/when it happens.
Feb 26 - 1:19 AM

Danilo Gallinari played 30 minutes against the Nets during a 110-82 loss on Monday, scoring a game-high 22 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers.

It was his third start in a row and his numbers look pretty good in that span, averaging 16.0 points, 3.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.7 treys on 42.9 percent from the field. He is one of the most injury-prone players in the NBA, but at least the production is starting to show up. He is worth a look in standard leagues.
Feb 24 - 12:11 AM

Danilo Gallinari played well in another start on Sunday, hitting 5-of-11 shots with three 3-pointers to finish with 16 points and two rebounds in just 19 minutes.

Gallo's health will be a question mark all season, but owners might as well deploy him while he's scoring well in a starting role. Jusuf Nurkic (10 points, seven boards) led all Nuggets players with 28 minutes in Sunday's blowout, and Gallinari's low playing time should ensure that he's fresh for Monday's matchup with the Nets.
Feb 22 - 10:02 PM

Danilo Gallinari played 36 minutes against the Bucks on Friday during his start at shooting guard, making 3-of-12 from the field for 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers.

It was by far his most playing time in a game this season. The Nuggets are really going to be playing with fire if they play him this much considering his numerous knee injuries in the past three seasons. Still, maybe they ride him until the wheels fall off. He is only making 34 percent from the field this season, so we wouldn't suggest adding him for something you're going to miss.
Feb 21 - 2:50 AM

The Nuggets will start Danilo Gallinari at shooting guard following Thursday's trade of Arron Afflalo.

Coach Brian Shaw is going to go big with a lineup of Ty Lawson, Gallo, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic. "Give [Gallinari] an opportunity as a starter, as least for now, to see what that looks like and see if that helps his confidence and his timing," Shaw said. Once one of the game's promising young players, Gallinari has struggled badly since a freak knee injury late in the 2013 season. We'd therefore keep expectations in check, especially with Randy Foye and Gary Harris ready to rock off the bench. Still, Gallo is a good bet to help owners in the 3-point category for now.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 19 - 10:28 PM

Danilo Gallinari played just 14 minutes on Monday, scoring three points on 1-of-6 shooting with one rebound and one steal.

Gallinari has disappeared after spurts of production and against a tough Thunder team that's what looks like it happened tonight. He's a risky and probably inadvisable stash at this point.
Feb 10 - 3:40 AM

Danilo Gallinari scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting (including two threes) with six rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Gallo has been hit or miss but his minutes seem to be increasing and the Nuggets are trying to deal the two starting wings ahead of him. He's worth watching and maybe even a stash if you're brave, but there's still a tremendous amount of risk here.
Feb 7 - 12:49 AM

Danilo Gallinari played 25 minutes on the second night of a back-to-back set on Wednesday, making 1-of-9 from the field for seven points with seven rebounds, one assist and three turnovers during a 104-100 loss to the Celtics.

He did not look to be in rhythm on offense and missed all five shots from beyond the arc -- many of them were way off. Gallinari has far too many concerns with multiple knee procedures in the last few years, so he's going to need to string together many big lines to warrant a pickup in most leagues.
Feb 4 - 11:00 PM

Danilo Gallinari led Denver with a season-high 22 points on Tuesday, making 5-of-11 field goals and 10-of-11 free throws with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes.

Gallo's 3-point range and stellar FT percentages give him some traction in deeper fantasy leagues, but keep in mind that tonight's outburst came vs. the 76ers. The Nuggets owe him another $11.6 million in the final year of his contract next season, giving them incentive to restrict his minutes late in a lost season, and most fantasy owners can leave Gallo on the waiver wire until his playing time increase.
Feb 3 - 10:11 PM

Danilo Gallinari played 24 minutes in a start at power forward against the Hornets on Saturday, scoring 15 points with four boards, two assists and one 3-pointer.

It was the most minutes he had played since returning from yet another knee injury, so it will be interesting to see how his body responds to the increased workload. Gallinari can be a decent source of points and 3-pointers if he stays healthy, but the Nuggets will likely keep his minutes in check for the foreseeable future which will really dampen his outlook.
Feb 1 - 12:11 AM

Danilo Gallinari will start at power forward in place of Kenneth Faried (illness) against the Hornets.

He is very likely to have a minutes cap tonight and we'd be surprised to see him play more than 26 minutes. Gallinari has a slew of knee injuries, so it's going to be hard to grab him in most fantasy leagues.
Jan 31 - 8:30 PM

Danilo Gallinari scored eight points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

The Nuggets were blown out badly, but Gallinari did play in garbage time. In fact, six of his eight points came in the last 91 seconds of the game. He is going to have a minutes restriction for maybe the rest of the season, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 29 - 11:50 PM

Danilo Gallinari scored 11 points in 20 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday with two rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

He is coming around and this is the most minutes he's played since returning from his knee injury last week. Gallinari's minutes are unlikely to hit the 25-minute mark in the near future and he's a very risky player to own, so fantasy owners don't need to be too aggressive in grabbing him.
Jan 28 - 11:44 PM

Danilo Gallinari had seven points in 15 minutes off the bench vs. Washington, while chipping in one 3-pointer, one rebound and two assists.

It's nice to see Gallo healthy and productive, but he has a long way to go before regaining the trust of fantasy owners. Leave him on the waiver wire.
Jan 25 - 10:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ty Lawson
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Randy Foye
2Will Barton
3Gary Harris
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3Joffrey Lauvergne