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Danilo Gallinari | Forward | #8

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: Italy
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (6) / NY
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Danilo Gallinari will join the Clippers on a 3-year deal worth $65 million.
The deal will be a sign-and-trade between three teams with the Hawks getting a 2018 first-round pick from the Clippers (via Houston), Jamal Crawford and Diamond Stone, while the Nuggets will get a 2019 second-round pick. Gallinari immediately becomes the No. 2 option on offense behind Blake Griffin in Los Angeles, so fantasy owners can look for him in the middle rounds. Gallo was a top-50 player in standard leagues on a per-game basis last season, averaging 18.2 points, 5.2 boards, 2.1 dimes and 2.0 triples. His durability has always been a major concern, though. Jul 4 - 11:36 PM

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Danilo Gallinari is leaning towards joining the Clippers according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The deal would reportedly be for three years and $65 million, so that would be out of the Nuggets price range unless they shed some contracts. The two sides are working on a sign-and-trade deal, but they are still sorting out the details. Gallinari made a "strong impression," during his meeting over the weekend, so it sounds like a deal is imminent. If Gallo ends up leaving Denver, he would likely be a mid-round pick in Los Angeles as their No. 2 option on offense.
Jul 4 - 12:15 AM

The Clippers' free-agency pitch to Danilo Gallinari made a "strong impression," according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

L.A. has "long coveted" Gallinari, who is an unrestricted FA, and it's unclear how much competition they'll face -- the Kings have reportedly fallen out of contention, and the Nuggets recently agreed to a three-year deal with Paul Millsap. For both practical and fantasy purposes, Gallo just needs to stay healthy -- he's missed an average of 25.0 regular season games in the past five seasons.
Jul 2 - 11:49 PM

The Clippers are reportedly trying to find a third team with cap space to help facilitate a sign-and-trade deal for Danilo Gallinari.

To be clear, Gallinari has not yet made a decision as to where he'd like to play next season, and while he has hinted that his preference would be to remain with Denver, it's tough to trust comments from players around this time of the year. Gallinari should be able to flirt with mid-round value regardless of the name across his jersey, but he doesn't have the best track record with staying healthy, making him a risky fantasy target. For what it's worth, the Kings are reportedly no longer an option for Danilo.
Jul 2 - 2:33 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said the Clippers are "focused" on free agents Danilo Gallinari and Joe Ingles.

Wojnarowski adds that one of the Clippers priorities is to bring in more shooting, as the franchise is expected to lose J.J. Redick. Gallinari said this week that his goal is to remain in Denver, but his leverage in contract talks will only increase every time he's linked to another team. The Nuggets are the only team that can offer him a five-year deal, so they are still considered the favorites. Gallo will meet with Los Angeles this weekend, so we should know more on Sunday night or Monday morning.
Jul 1 - 1:56 AM

Danilo Gallinari said on Thursday that his "goal is to remain in Denver."

Earlier this month, Gallinari was quoted as saying that the Nuggets were not his first choice. However, Gallo clearly stated a preference to stay in the Rockies via an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport. "My goal is to remain in Denver," said Gallinari. "And I will have with the Nuggets one of the first meetings. They have the priority. I want to talk to them and listen to their offer. Nuggets are my first option." Denver has a clear advantage, as they can offer a five-year deal, while every other team can only offer four.
Jun 30 - 9:24 AM

Free agent forward Danilo Gallinari said that the Nuggets aren't his "first choice" this summer.

"Nuggets are not my first choice but they are exactly at the same level of the other teams," Gallinari said. "Denver’s advantage is that they can offer me a five-year contract while other franchises can offer me a four-year deal. Nuggets are at the same level of the others." That's not what the Nuggets will want to hear, but the ball is still in their court because they can offer him the most money. If Gallo moves on this summer, Juancho Hernangomez could be a sneaky late-round flier in fantasy leagues.
Jun 19 - 10:37 AM

Danilo Gallinari will reportedly opt out of his contract in order to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Gallinari put in averages of 18.2 points, 5.2 boards, 2.1 dimes and 2.0 triples per game on 44.7 percent shooting this past season, so he shouldn't have much trouble finding a team willing to reward him with a long-term, big-money deal despite the health concerns. GM Tim Connelly has said that he'll make bringing back Gallinari a "top priority" for the Nuggets, and Gallinari has indicated that he's open to re-signing with Denver, but there's still a lot of time to go until free agency.
May 30 - 6:41 PM

General manager Tim Connelly said the top priority is to bring back Danilo Gallinari for next season.

"You never know how the market is going to progress," Connelly said. There is a lot to this story with Gallo having a $16.1 million player option, and also Connelly said the Nuggets need to add more perimeter defense around Nikola Jokic. Gallinari cleared the 60-game mark for just the second time since joining the Nuggets for a full season in 2011-12, so it makes sense for him to hit the market at age 28. Plus, Juancho Hernangomez probably deserves more minutes for a litany of reasons.
Apr 26 - 6:59 PM

Danilo Gallinari, who can become a free agent this summer, is unsure if he will return to play for the Nuggets next season.

Gallinari has a $16.1 million player option for the 2017-18 campaign. It is very likely that Gallo opts out of the final year of his contract to cash in as a free agent this summer, at which point he'll sign for well over a $100 million on a new long-term deal. Gallinari did say that it would be "tough" for him to leave Denver. "It’s my city. I love the city. After my career is over, Denver is going to be my city." We shall see if the Nuggets are willing to pony up in order to keep him in a Nuggets uniform.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 14 - 10:32 AM

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly said that Danilo Gallinari has been a "core piece" of the Nuggets for a "very long time."

"We have a fantastic relationship, so we’re always very up front and honest," Connelly said. "If he opts out we’ll figure out how we approach that. He’s a guy who really enjoys Denver. He had a career year in a bunch of different statistical categories." It's a no-brainer for Gallo to opt out of the final year of his deal to take advantage of the rising salary cap, and while Gallo has said that he would like to finish his career as a Nugget, money talks. Gallo averaged 18.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.0 triples on 44.7 percent shooting this season, appearing in 63 games. He will turn 29 in August.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 13 - 9:42 AM

Coach Mike Malone said that Danilo Gallinari (rest), Kenneth Faried (back) and Jameer Nelson (calf) would not play Tuesday vs. the Mavericks or Wednesday vs. OKC.

With the Nuggets eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday, coach Malone is waiving the white flag on the 2016-17 season. Will Barton (foot) has also been ruled out of Tuesday's game, so there will be plenty of frontcourt minutes available. Coach Malone told reporters that he would like to get an extended look at rookie forwards Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez over the final two games of the season. Wilson Chandler and Mason Plumlee will also likely see additional minutes.
Apr 11 - 11:58 AM

Danilo Gallinari blew up for a season-high 34 points vs. OKC on Sunday, making 12-of-20 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with four 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Gallo is likely to opt for unrestricted free agency this summer, so this might have been his final home game with the Nuggets. If so, he went out with some fireworks, scoring 22 points in the third quarter alone. Unfortunately for Denver, they blew a late lead to lose at home 106-105, officially eliminating them from the playoffs.
Apr 9 - 7:53 PM

Danilo Gallinari is expected to decline his $16.1 million player option for the 2017-18 season.

Italian head coach Ettore Messina said Gallo is undecided about playing for the national team this summer because free agency begins (July 1) during their training camp for Eurobasket. He was never expected to opt into his player option anyways, as he's set to see a substantial raise under the new salary cap. If Gallo moves on from Denver next season, Juancho Hernangomez could be looking at a significant bump in value.
Apr 6 - 10:12 AM

Danilo Gallinari hit 9-of-15 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to 28 points, five rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's huge 134-131 win over the Pelicans.

Gallo not only helped put the Pels out of the playoffs, but with a Portland loss tonight, the Nuggets are now just a 1/2 game out of the playoffs. The Blazers currently hold the No. 8 seed, but are reeling with the loss of Jusuf Nurkic, so the Nuggets are going to go all in with the hope of knocking the Blazers out of the playoffs. And that's great news for Gallinari owners in fantasy.
Apr 5 - 12:49 AM