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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 18 points against the Warriors during a 133-126 loss on Wednesday, adding five boards, two assists, one steal and no turnovers.
He was rested on Monday and only played 23 minutes tonight. Gallinari avoided serious injury partially because the Nuggets managed his minutes. He should be a safer bet in fantasy drafts next season with his first summer without rehab since 2012. Apr 16 - 1:28 AM

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Danilo Gallinari will play vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

Gallinari was rested along with Ty Lawson against the Clippers on Monday, but the Nuggets simply didn't want them to play in the second half of a back-to-back set since they had nothing to play for. However, Gallinari has been sensational in recently, and he is a must-start option in all leagues tonight.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 15 - 9:43 PM

Danilo Gallinari is not expected to play against the Clippers on Monday night.

It's the second half of a back-to-back set for Gallo. He was awesome over the weekend with a career-high 47 points coming on Friday. There will be more minutes going to Wilson Chandler, Randy Foye and Will Barton tonight. Gallinari should play on Wednesday.
Apr 13 - 9:13 PM

Danilo Gallinari handed out a season-high six assists in 34 minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday, adding 14 points with two 3-pointers, six rebounds and one steal.

His final dime was a flashy no-look to a cutting teammate, and it's great to see Gallo playing with sky-high confidence after an injury-plagued start to the season. Gallinari's late surge has proven that he can return top-50 fantasy value, but his lengthy injury history will make him a high-risk pick on draft day next year.
Apr 12 - 7:42 PM

Danilo Gallinari scored a career-high 47 points in the Nuggets' 144-143 double-overtime loss to the Mavs on Friday, hitting 15-of-23 shots (7-of-10 3PTs, 10-of-10 FTs) with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 46 minutes.

Who'd have thought Danilo Gallinari would have won you your league, and that'll be the case this week for his owners in playoff leagues. We haven't heard much about it, but he should also be in the running for Comeback Player of the Year.
Apr 11 - 3:45 AM

Danilo Gallinari returned from a day of rest on Wednesday with 27 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks, while draining a season-high seven shots from beyond the arc.

Gallo shot 9-of-19 overall, including 7-of-14 from deep, and he just missed his career-high of eight 3-pointers which he set in October of 2009. His resurgence from major knee surgery has been one of the best stories this season, though it hasn't prevented the Nuggets from an atrocious 29-49 overall record.
Apr 9 - 12:33 AM

Danilo Gallinari (rest) will not play vs. the Clippers on Saturday.

The Nuggets are playing their second game of a back-to-back set, so it's not surprising to see them hold Gallinari out as a precaution. It isn't clear who will draw the start just yet, but Will Barton figures to see some extra run tonight and is worth a look in deeper leagues. Gallinari has been great when he is active and scored 20 points vs. the Spurs on Friday, so his owners can look forward to having him back in their lineups when the Nuggets play the Lakers on Wednesday.
Apr 4 - 8:19 PM

Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, one assist and two steals in Friday's blowout loss to the Spurs.

Gallo was the only starter to help owners on Friday and the only starter to crack 30 minutes. Wilson Chandler (seven points, 28 minutes), Ty Lawson (seven points, seven assists, 24 minutes) and Kenneth Faried (10 points, six boards, 21 minutes) were all busts. Even though this isn't that strange, this probably isn't the game to move the needle too much.
Apr 4 - 1:56 AM

Danilo Gallinari hit just 3-of-14 shots and 2-of-9 3-pointers for eight points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.

It's hard to argue with the number of shots Gallo got tonight and it wasn't that long ago that he dropped 40 points on March 22. He also sat out Saturday's game with a shoulder injury, but as long as he's in Denver's lineup, he should be in yours.
Apr 2 - 1:22 AM

Danilo Gallinari will start at power forward on Wednesday against the Jazz.

Darrell Arthur (calf) and J.J. Hickson (knee) are not expected to play, so Gallo, Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic should get more minutes.
Apr 1 - 8:17 PM

Danilo Gallinari (shoulder) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

It's the road game of a back-to-back set, so this isn't a surprise whatsoever. Gallinari has been playing well when he's active, but he'll likely miss at least one more game going forward. Will Barton, Wilson Chandler, Randy Foye and J.J. Hickson all benefit.
Mar 28 - 8:29 PM

Danilo Gallinari (shoulder) played in the Nuggets' 107-91 win over the Jazz on Friday, scoring 13 points on 4-of-14 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 28 minutes.

Gallinari reported that his right triceps muscles were sore after the game, which sounds like it could be the shoulder injury that was previously reported. The overall production here doesn't draw any huge red flags, but the simple fact that he is hurting at all on a team that hasn't been shy about tanking is a red flag of its own. The Nuggets' schedule isn't great going forward, so be ready to make a tough decision to sit him if news worsens.
Mar 28 - 3:04 AM

Danilo Gallinari (shoulder) will play against the Jazz on Friday.

He didn't play in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and should be ready to go tonight. Gallinari has played well lately, including a career-high 40 points on Sunday. Start him in standard leagues.
Mar 27 - 7:29 PM

Danilo Gallinari is dealing with a shoulder injury and did not play in the fourth quarter against the 76ers on Wednesday, finishing with eight points, five boards, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

He was on track for big minutes tonight and the good news is that this isn't a knee issue. Gallinari said he expects to be fine, so he should be ready for Friday's game against the Jazz at home. He's worth owning in standard leagues, but he's absolutely a candidate to be rested on Saturday in Portland.
Mar 26 - 12:17 AM

Head coach Melvin Hunt has been impressed by the recent play of Danilo Gallinari, and he is hopeful that he will continue to make improvements to his game.

"He could become better, he could become a smarter player," Hunt said. "Athleticism can be honed. I’m just thankful for him to have time. He may not be the same, but a lot of the great players, when they come back from injury, they add something, they’ll subtract something, they’ll emphasize something. He’s no different. He knows what his weapon is, his ability to shoot the ball. But he’s putting together a nice little package of drives, finding other guys — and he’s an underrated passer. Gallo is going to figure out ways to reinvent himself. I’m not worried about Gallo at all." Gallinari dropped a career-high 40 points vs. the Magic on Sunday, and no words can describe how good it is to see him produce at this level again after several setback with his knee.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 25 - 9:54 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ty Lawson
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Randy Foye
2Will Barton
3Ian Clark
4Gary Harris
5Jamaal Franklin
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3Joffrey Lauvergne