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Danilo Gallinari | Forward | #8

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: Italy
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (6) / NY
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Danilo Gallinari (ankle) worked out on Wednesday.
He was working out with an international basketball, so it looks like he's going to try to play for Italy this summer. Gallinari said he's fully over his ankle injury, which involved two torn ligaments. He'll be all set for his age-28 season next year. May 18 - 6:47 PM

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Danilo Gallinari said that he's fully recovered from the sprained ankle that prematurely ended his 2015-16 campaign, and he's already begun training for next year.

"I’m fine. I’ve recovered from my sprained ankle and I’m ready," said Gallinari. "I already began training." Gallinari produced some of the best numbers of his career this past season with averages of 19.5 points (career-high), 5.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.6 triples, 0.8 steals and just 1.5 turnovers per game, which was good enough for top-45 value in standard leagues. He'll make for a solid early mid-round selection in next year's drafts.
May 18 - 9:29 AM

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly said that Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was close to being an All-Star this season.

"I think Gallinari, with more team success, would have been an All-Star this year," Connelly said. "I’m so proud of how he bounced back from a major injury. He’s fully back, back better than ever. You’d be hard-pressed to find 10 tougher offensive matchups in the NBA." An unfortunate ankle injury cut his season short, but he looked great this year with averages of 19.5 points, 5.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 41.0 percent shooting. He has some durability concerns, but he will be a nice mid-round pick next season.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 16 - 10:04 AM

Danilo Gallinari won't play again this season, but he did say that his ankle is making progress.

"It’s doing good," Gallinari said. "Most of the stuff on the court I’m not doing at a game speed. So, you know, shooting, sliding, running, any kind of motion, but not at game speed yet. That’s the level I’m at right now." Gallinari should be fully recovered for the summer, and he should be a nice pick in the early stages of the middle rounds next season after finishing this campaign with averages of 19.5 points, 5.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 41.0 percent shooting, returning top-45 value on a per-game basis.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 3 - 10:46 AM

Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will not play again this season.

This was the expectation all along, as the Nuggets won't risk his health in a rebuilding season. Gallinari finishes the season with averages of 19.5 points, 5.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 41.0 percent shooting from the field. He was a top-45 player in standard leagues on a per-game basis, so he should be a nice pick in the early stages of the middle rounds next season.
Apr 2 - 1:05 PM

Danilo Gallinari (ankle) said he'll likely miss the rest of the 2015-16 season.

Gallinari had been targeting late-March for his return, but said he's more likely to shut it down for the rest of the season with the Nuggets out of the playoff hunt. The 27-year-old was having a very solid season before injuring his ankle and will be worth a look in the early-middle rounds of fantasy drafts next season.
Source: Sportando
Mar 29 - 9:50 AM

Danilo Gallinari (ankle) said he is happy in Denver and hopes that trade rumors don't come to fruition.

Trade rumors have been swirling around Gallinari all season, but the forward said he'd prefer to stay (and win) in Denver. "I am very happy to be in Denver and before thinking of other places I hope to win something here and play in this city for many years," Gallo said. The 27-year-old is unlikely to make it back in time for the fantasy playoffs as he's still a few weeks away from returning and can be cut by owners in standard leagues lacking an IR spot.
Source: EuroSports
Mar 17 - 10:26 AM

Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said that Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is still "weeks away" from making a return to the court.

"Yeah, I'd say he's weeks away," Malone said. "That would be the best way I could phrase it without having a definitive timetable." Gallinari is unlikely to make it back in time for the fantasy playoffs, so those in re-draft leagues without an IR-spot should strongly consider making the cut. Gary Harris, D.J. Augustin, Kenneth Faried and Will Barton will all continue to pick up the slack on offense with Gallinari on the sidelines.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 16 - 10:19 AM

Nuggets coach Michael Malone said that Danilo Gallinari (right ankle) is ahead of schedule in his rehab.

Malone then added that he wasn't sure what ahead of schedule exactly meant, so take this report with a grain of salt. The Nuggets gave Gallinari a timetable of about one month at the beginning of March, and there was even some talk that they were considering shutting him down for the season. Feel free to stash him in an IR spot, but it will be very hard for most owners to hold onto him during fantasy playoffs. In the meantime, Gary Harris, Will Barton and JaKarr Sampson will see more minutes in his absence.
Mar 8 - 7:30 PM

The Nuggets are reportedly considering shutting down Danilo Gallinari (right ankle) for the rest of the regular season.

Gallinari will be out until at least late into the regular season with two torn lateral ligaments in his right ankle and the Nuggets are now considering whether to shut him down for the rest of the season. "I think it's a very good question," head coach Michael Malone said. "At that point, depending on where we are, it's going to depend on four games to go, what is the picture? Are we 15 games out of the playoffs? Well, it probably makes sense to play some of our younger guys and let them get minutes and see what they can do. But we'll see." While the Nuggets mull a decision, players like Gary Harris, Will Barton, and JaKarr Sampson will see the biggest fantasy boost.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 3 - 9:15 AM

Danilo Gallinari has two torn lateral ligaments in his right ankle and is expected to miss one month of action.

He suffered the injury on Feb. 26, so this report would mean that Gallinari may have a chance to return on Mar. 26 against the Mavs, but that's probably wishful thinking. At that point, the Nuggets would only have eight games left in the season and playoffs probably won't be an option, meaning Denver might choose to be extra cautious. Unless you have an IR spot, Gallinari's owners should evaluate other options. Gary Harris, Will Barton, JaKarr Sampson and Darrell Arthur will do their best to fill the void.
Mar 1 - 10:03 AM

Danilo Gallinari has two torn lateral ligaments in his right ankle.

Additionally, he also has a deltoid ligament sprain in his right ankle. The Nuggets haven't released a timetable, and all they're saying is that he will miss "extended time." According to sources of The Vertical, Gallinari is expected to miss about a month of action. Gary Harris, Will Barton, JaKarr Sampson and Darrell Arthur will all benefit from this report.
Mar 1 - 12:34 AM

Mike Malone does not expect Danilo Gallinari (right ankle sprain) to play during Denver's seven-game homestand.

Gallo is going to be out until at least mid-March, and he's currently not expected back until the end of the month at the earliest. The Rooster's MRI confirmed an ankle sprain, but Gallinari is still expected to meet with doctors to determine the best course of action. Malone is uncertain who will replace Gallinari in the starting five, listing Will Barton, JaKarr Sampson and Darrell Arthur as options. Along with Gary Harris, all four players will see a boost in minutes with Danilo sidelined.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 29 - 9:26 AM

Danilo Gallinari (right ankle sprain) said that he expects to miss 3-4 weeks.

He previously said that he expects to miss "significant time," so at least now we have an idea. Gallinari should be stashed in an IR spot if possible, but owners trying to make the playoffs may have to evaluate other options. We're still waiting on the results of his MRI, so it does make sense to hold onto him until we learn more. JaKarr Sampson may end up starting to keep the second unit together, but Will Barton, Gary Harris and Darrell Arthur may benefit the most.
Feb 28 - 1:39 PM

Danilo Gallinari (right ankle sprain) is expected to miss "significant time."

"It's worse than the one I had just two months ago," said Gallinari, who sat out six games in December due to a left ankle sprain. "It's worse than that one." Gallinari is going to get an MRI to determine the extent of his injury, but he was spotted leaving the arena in a walking boot so the early indications are not looking good for The Rooster. We're going to consider him doubtful for Monday's game against the Grizzlies, and it'll be Will Barton, Gary Harris, D.J. Augustin, Darrell Arthur and Kenneth Faried stepping up to fill the void in his absence. Harris is worth a speculative add in standard leagues with this report, while Arthur is worth a look in deeper formats.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2D.J. Augustin
3Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Will Barton
3Mike Miller
4JaKarr Sampson
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
3Wilson Chandler
C1Nikola Jokic
2Jusuf Nurkic
3Joffrey Lauvergne