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Danilo Gallinari | Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: Italy
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Danilo Gallinari has resumed running and dunking after having reconstructive ACL surgery in January, and his knee "is responding very well."
This is welcome news for the Nuggets, who owe Gallinari a guaranteed $22.4 million over the next two seasons, and it sounds like he's on pace to be ready for training camp next fall. He hopes to play 10 more seasons in the NBA before returning to play in his native Italy at age 35. Apr 22 - 3:54 PM

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Danilo Gallinari (knee) has been dunking in practice and says he'll be ready for training camp to start the 2014-15 season.

He was in uniform last weekend, but he's still nowhere near close to playing. Gallinari missed the entire season due to ACL reconstruction and he'll have a tough rehab ahead of him this summer. He'll be on the radar in fantasy leagues as long as he doesn't have a setback.
Apr 17 - 7:26 PM

Danilo Gallinari will dress for Saturday's game but he will not play.

It's likely just a formality and Gallinari is out for the season from ACL surgery back in January. He could be ready to go for the start of the 2014-15 and will be on the radar in all leagues.
Apr 12 - 7:38 PM

Danilo Gallinari will miss the rest of the season after having reconstructive ACL surgery on Tuesday, according to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Gallo had an arthroscopic procedure to "promote healing" in his partially torn ACL back in June, but that only addressed his meniscus and wasn't sufficient to get him back on the court. His absence solidifies Wilson Chandler's value as the Nuggets' starting SF, while ensuring that Quincy Miller will earn some minutes in a backup role. Gallinari has a long rehab ahead of him and the Nuggets are optimistic that he'll be ready for the start of the 2014-15 season.

Danilo Gallinari (knee) said he could miss the rest of the season in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport this week.

"I got over the most boring part, by now," Gallinari said. "The muscle tone is back, in the gym I lift weights I never lifted before. I work with the ball and changes of direction. Let's say I still have to work on the mental part, the most important one." This meshes with just about everything else on Gallo's timeline. He's doing some weight training, but there has been no word of any basketball activities. There's little reason to stash him at this point. Wilson Chandler and Quincy Miller would benefit should The Rooster sit this season out.
Source: Sportando
Jan 15 - 5:56 AM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) has been doing strength exercises in his road back to recovery from ACL surgery.

Gallinari posted a video on Saturday to his personal Facebook page showing himself doing some leg extensions and weighted pelvic thrusts. His rehab is progressing, but he still hasn't been given a timetable to return to game action. The Italian is still a long way from fantasy value in standard leagues and is not a strong stash candidate in most cases.
Jan 11 - 2:23 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) has been pushing a weighted sled with the Nuggets training staff this month.

He is running and doing some weight training as well, but he has no timetable to return. Gallinari does not appear to be close to returning and fantasy owners can leave him on the waiver wire. Wilson Chandler is worth owning in all leagues.
Jan 5 - 6:51 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) said on Wednesday he has started running in his rehab.

The report adds that it's more of a jog than anything and Gallinari still has a long way to go. "No sideways, just forward and backwards and that's it," Gallinari said. "It feels pretty good. It doesn't feel like I haven't been running since the fourth of April, a lot of months. It doesn't feel as good as it could be, but it's going to be better every day." He still has no timetable to return and Wilson Chandler will continue to start for the foreseeable future.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 06:06:00 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) is still not running yet.

He is doing some resistance training with bands, but still does not have a timetable to return to the lineup. Gallinari not even able to run yet still likely means he has a long way to go before he can return. Fantasy owners can avoid him for the most part while Wilson Chandler should snap out of his slump in the near future.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 07:25:00 PM

Danilo Gallinari (ACL surgery) still isn't close to returning and has yet to start running.

Gallinari spoke with Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post and Dempsey had this to say about the Italian forward, "He said he's a long way away from returning. Now, he has been steadily doing more and more, but he hasn't started running yet. When he does, then a clearer time-frame will fall into place. But don't expect to see him until after the New Year." Until Gallo's timetable becomes clearer, owners in re-draft leagues shouldn't bother using a roster spot to stash him.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 09:48:00 AM

Danilo Gallinari (ACL surgery) said he will play this season, denying the rumors his injury will keep him sidelined all year.

Gallinari believes he will return to the court at some point this season, although we still have no idea when that will be. At the moment, he is nowhere close to playing. Wilson Chandler will continue to rack up the minutes in Gallinari's absence.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 09:05:00 AM

Danilo Gallinari (ACL surgery) has yet to begin running on the court and he has no clear return date.

Gallo initially expected to resume playing by December, a timetable which was overly optimistic. "As you are able to see, [the return date] was the thought of a guy who had this injury for the first time," he said this week. "I had no experience with this injury, this rehab. That was just my prediction. But as you can see I was completely wrong." Owners should leave him untouched in most cases, and his nebulous return date is good news for Wilson Chandler's value.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:18:00 AM

Danilo Gallinari said he has "no idea" when he will return to action.

Gallinari had previously said he was targeting a late-November return from his torn ACL, but that timetable looks to be by the wayside at this point. While the 25-year-old has begun rehabbing, he has yet to run the floor and has been limited to the weight room and shooting free throws. Gallinari is a solid stash for fantasy rosters that have a free roster spot, but a late-December/early-January return is looking more realistic than late-November at the moment.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 10:54:00 AM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) is expected to increase his rehab workouts this week.

Even though there are no specifics from the report, it likely means that he will be doing some running this week. The Nuggets need Gallinari back in a big way and they've been unable to figure out what to do at small forward with Wilson Chandler (hamstring) also out. Gallo will be eased back into the lineup, so it will likely be at least one month before he's contributing in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 03:08:00 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) has not started running yet.

He hoped to be running this week, and he still doesn't know when he'll be able to do so. Gallinari previously said he was targeting a late-November return, so not hitting this step of his rehab process figures to put a dent in that timetable. Wilson Chandler (hamstring) figures to put up two months of solid production while the Italian is out.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Aaron Brooks
3Nate Robinson
SG1Randy Foye
2Evan Fournier
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Quincy Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
3Anthony Randolph
4Jan Vesely
C1Timofey Mozgov
2J.J. Hickson
3JaVale McGee