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Danilo Gallinari | Forward | #8

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: Italy
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (6) / NY
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Danilo Gallinari made 2-of-12 from the field and 17-of-18 from the line for 21 points against the Pacers on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes.
He did say he was "a little sore" after the game. "It was just really good to be out there," Gallinari said. While he didn't shoot the ball well and on top of being sore, he said he is going to get back in the gym and work on his legs a little bit. Coach Mike Malone doesn't usually go light on Gallo, so expect him to play solid minutes as long as he's active. Mar 25 - 12:39 AM

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Danilo Gallinari (knee) will start and Mason Plumlee will move to the bench for Friday against the Pacers.

The Nuggets will go back to their old lineup with Gallo and Wilson Chandler at the starting forward spots. Coach Mike Malone usually plays Gallo huge minutes and he has played well since the break, so expect him to hit the ground running. Gallo's return should take away from Plumlee and Kenneth Faried.
Mar 24 - 6:20 PM

Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) said he will play Friday vs. the Pacers.

Gallinari, who has missed four straight games, has clearly been inching closer to a return over the last few days. With Gallo back in the mix, the Nuggets will have their full complement of frontcourt players for the first time in quite a while. This will present a welcomed dilemma for coach Mike Malone on Friday. It will be interesting to see how Malone divvies up minutes amongst Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee, Will Barton and Juan Hernangomez.
Mar 24 - 11:11 AM

Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday against the Pacers.

He's missed the last four games, but Gallinari at least had a chance to play on Wednesday. If Gallinari does make it back, coach Mike Malone will have a tough time getting everyone minutes. Wilson Chandler played mostly SF on Wednesday, which allowed Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee to hold down the minutes at the four. Gallo's return would also take minutes from Will Barton.
Mar 23 - 4:40 PM

Coach Mike Malone said that Danilo Gallinari (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. Cleveland.

This will be the fourth straight game Gallo has missed. Fortunately for the Nuggets, both Wilson Chandler (groin) and Darrell Arthur (knee) are expected to return on Wednesday night. It is unknown if Juancho Hernangomez will draw another start in place of Gallinari.
Mar 22 - 1:18 PM

Coach Michael Malone said that he is "hopeful" that Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) will play Wednesday vs. the Cavs.

"Hopeful is the word I’d use," Malone said on Monday night. "We’ll have to wait and see how their continued rehabs go and how they’re feeling. For both of those guys it comes down to whether they’re comfortable enough and confident enough to go out there and play at a high level." Gallinari is currently listed as doubtful in the game notes, while Chandler is questionable. We should receive a reliable update after the Nuggets shootaround Wednesday morning.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 22 - 11:08 AM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

Gallinari was hopeful that he'd be able to return to the court for Wednesday's game, but now it's looking like it'll be his fourth straight game on the sidelines. With Gallinari unlikely, Juan Hernangomez could be looking at another start, and there will be more opportunity for Will Barton with the second unit.
Mar 21 - 4:11 PM

Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) will not play on Monday vs. the Rockets.

This will be his third game in a row on the shelf, but it could also be his last -- Gallo said he's hopeful to play on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers. The Nuggets have a total of four games this week, but starting Gallo in a weekly league is still pretty risky. Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and Jamal Murray are all solid streaming options on Monday with Wilson Chandler (groin) also out.
Mar 20 - 12:08 PM

Wilson Chandler (right groin contusion) and Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) have been upgraded to questionable for Monday at Houston.

This is encouraging news after both players missed multiple games with their injuries. If Gallinari does return, that should take minutes from Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. It could also take away from Jamal Murray and Jameer Nelson because Murray likely wouldn't play as much SG. Hopefully, the Nuggets provide an update on Gallo Monday afternoon.
Mar 19 - 2:05 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) will not be available for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

Both of these forwards do not have a target date, but coach Mike Malone said there was a chance they come back soon. However, getting ruled out a day in advance is usually not a good sign for the next few games. With Gallo and Chandler out, Will Barton went off with a career-high 35 points on Thursday while he also saw a few more Jamal Murray minutes at the two. Barton should be owned in all leagues while Murray is starting to trend up as a pickup.
Mar 17 - 3:21 PM

Coach Mike Malone said there is "no definitive timetable" on Danilo Gallinari (knee).

"It could be next game, hopefully it is," Malone said. Gallinari has a bone bruise and is not going to play on Thursday. With Wilson Chandler (groin) also out, we should get a heavy dose of Juan Hernangomez, Will Barton and some more Jamal Murray. Barton should be owned while Murray is a very interesting pickup in competitive leagues.
Mar 16 - 7:53 PM

Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) will not play against the Clippers on Thursday.

Gallinari did not practice on Wednesday and now we know why. A knee bone bruise could result in various games missed, so it's tough to get a read on how much time he will miss. Of course, we all know how many knee injuries he's suffered, including a left ACL tear. While he's out, Will Barton's value gets new life as a strong pickup while Juancho Hernangomez, Jamal Murray and Gary Harris also benefit.
Mar 15 - 3:19 PM

Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler (groin) did not practice on Wednesday.

Coach Mike Malone said he wasn't sure who would be available for Thursday against the Clippers. Gallo has been fantastic since the break and has played 31.7 minutes per game since the break and he's looked healthy in each game. We don't have the details on the injury front, but it's possible this is a day off. On the other hand, he's not the most durable guy. If he can't go, Juan Hernangomez and Will Barton would benefit most.
Mar 15 - 2:59 PM

Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

There was no sign of his vertigo issue from earlier this month. Gallinari and the Nuggets are firmly in the mix to make the postseason, so Gallo should be all set and is not a shutdown candidate. Keep him going as a mid-round player.
Mar 12 - 4:02 AM

Danilo Gallinari (vertigo) will start on Saturday vs. the Kings.

The Nuggets usually list guys as probable the game after they return from an ailment, so Gallo's status wasn't in doubt. He scored 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Friday and belongs in all active lineups.
Mar 11 - 10:31 PM