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Danilo Gallinari | Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: Italy
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Danilo Gallinari hit just 2-of-12 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for seven points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal in 26 minutes of Tuesday's preseason win over the Mavericks.
Gallo struggled with his shot tonight, but was running the offense as a point forward for much of the night. We're expecting big things from Gallo this season, that is, if he can stay healthy. That's a big 'if,' and he's a risk vs. reward player given the fact he can't seem to stay healthy. If he does this year, look out. Oct 7 - 12:28 AM

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Danilo Gallinari did not play in the Nuggets' first preseason game on Friday night.

There's no word about any injury and this is likely just veteran time off. Owners can disregard the absence unless other news pops up.
Oct 3 - 1:22 AM

Danilo Gallinari said that he wants to be a Nugget for life.

"I was just glad to stay in Denver," Gallinari said. "That was my goal. If you see my history with contracts, it’s never been about money because if it was about money I would have made other choices. But I love Denver and I want to stay here as long as I can. I would like to finish my career here. I was glad we were able to sign this contract." Gallinari was one of the best players after the All-Star break last season and is entering the season healthy, so fantasy owners shouldn't sleep on him. Considering that he will spend time at both forward spots, Gallinari is poised for a big year in Denver.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 30 - 11:56 AM

Danilo Gallinari will spend time at both forward positions this season.

After Gallo surged at the end of last season and re-established himself in a big way, he's going to get the opportunity to create mismatches at both forward spots this season. With the versatility on Denver's roster, expect Mike Malone to try and create mismatches early and often.
Sep 28 - 2:19 PM

Danilo Gallinari put up 15 efficient points (6-of-9 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) during Italy's win over the Czech Republic on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and two blocks in just 24 minutes of action.

Gallinari has been solid for Italy during the EuroBasket tournament, and he looks ready to build off last year's late-season surge in which he averaged 18.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 2.8 three-pointers and 1.3 steals per game on 44.3 percent shooting from the field and 82.1 percent from the stripe. He's capable of putting up early-round value, so he could turn out to be a mid-round steal on draft day.
Sep 17 - 3:40 PM

Danilo Gallinari said that he's talked a lot with newly appointed head coach Mike Malone this offseason, and he came away with the understanding that the Nuggets will be a run-and-gun team this year.

"[Malone and myself] did a lot of talking," said Gallinari. "Same with his senior assistants. I talked to everybody. We'll be a run-and-gun team, that's what we need to do in Denver. Run more than the others. It's going to be tough in the Western Conference, but if we stay healthy, I think we have the chance to do something nice." An uptempo pace is always a positive in fantasy hoops, and Gallinari is going to be a go-to scorer for the Nuggets this season. He's loaded with upside, and will make for a solid pick on draft day.
Source: ESPN
Sep 17 - 2:34 PM

Danilo Gallinari's run at FIBA came to an end against Lithuania on Wednesday, scoring 17 points with six rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

He only went to the line seven times, which has been a big story this month. Gallinari has been extremely aggressive and coach Mike Malone has to be excited about how Gallo has beaten guys off the dribble. His upside is huge and owners in savvy leagues will have to jump up fairly high to get him.
Sep 16 - 6:40 PM

Danilo Gallinari finally cooled off on Sunday, scoring just seven points on 3-of-10 shooting in a win for Italy, adding four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one turnover over 25 minutes.

This was Italy's sixth game in the past eight days, so it's very likely fatigue played a factor in today's less-than-stellar performance. Danilo had been lighting up the EuroBasket tournament up to this point, owning averages of 18.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 three-pointers per game on 57.7 percent shooting from the field and 89.8 percent from the stripe. More importantly, Gallinari finally looks healthy and ready to be a go-to-guy on offense for the Nuggets this upcoming season.
Sep 13 - 2:37 PM

Danilo Gallinari made 4-of-5 from the field and from the line for 14 points during a 101-82 loss to Serbia on Thursday, adding five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

He continues to fill it up in Europe and his offensive game looks as well-rounded as ever. Coach Mike Malone will have no problem drawing up some plays to get Gallo some clean looks this season. If he stays healthy, he could be a top-20 player. The Rooster woke up and posted first-round value after the break last season.
Sep 10 - 12:18 PM

Danilo Gallinari did it again on Wednesday, propelling Italy to a win over Germany scoring 25 points (5-of-11 FGs, 13-of-15 FTs), to go with nine rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover through 39 minutes of action.

He made some crucial plays down the stretch, including a clutch step-back jumper to send the game into overtime. Gallinari has looked phenomenal through the EuroBasket tournament thus far, and after last year’s strong second-half surge, his arrow is pointing up. He’ll be well worth a late-round selection on draft day, although he could trend towards the mid-rounds as we near the regular-season opener.
Sep 9 - 2:00 PM

Danilo Gallinari put on a show during Italy's win over Spain on Tuesday, scoring a team-high 29 points (7-of-12 FGs, 13-of-14 FTs) while adding eight rebounds, six assists, one block and two 3-pointers through 36 minutes of work.

The Rooster looked like he was in mid-season form, and if he's able to stay healthy for his 2015-16 campaign, he could pan out to be a late-round steal on draft day. He averaged 18.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 three-pointers, 1.3 steals and 0.5 blocks per game after the break last season, which was good enough for first-round value in standard 9-cat leagues.
Sep 8 - 5:12 PM

Danilo Gallinari committed five fouls in 18 minutes vs. Iceland on Sunday, finishing Italy's victory with four points, 10 rebounds, one assist and three turnovers.

The reduced playing time may actually be a good thing for Gallo, who is playing five games in six days during the EuroBasket tourney. He dropped 33 points on Saturday and will need to stay out of foul trouble for Italy to defeat Spain on Tuesday.
Sep 6 - 3:46 PM

Danilo Gallinari dropped 33 points in Italy's loss to Turkey on Saturday.

Gallinari shot 9-of-10 from the field and added five boards, two assists and a 3-pointer. The Nuggets signed him to an extension over the summer, so it's clear that he is a big part of their long-term plans. Gallo was a stud after the All-Star break last season with averages of 18.6 points, 4.8 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.8 3-pointers, but his durability concerns means that he should be available at a discount after the middle rounds.
Sep 6 - 10:31 AM

Danilo Gallinari told his Italian national team coach Simone Pianigiani that he is ready to play all five games during the six days.

For anyone who has ever owned Gallinari in fantasy, this news is a little concerning. On the bright side, this means that Gallinari must be in excellent condition and that he is obviously healthy, but the bad news is that he is putting a lot of pressure on his body and it's no secret that he isn't the most durable player. We will be watching him very closely, but he is still shaping up to be an excellent target in the later rounds if he can avoid an injury this summer.
Sep 4 - 1:27 PM

Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 32 points to help Italy defeat Russia on Sunday, adding one 3-pointer and 10 rebounds in the final warmup for the 2015 EuroBasket tourney.

The Russian team didn't have anyone capable of defending Gallinari, who went 19-of-21 at the FT line while drawing 12 personal fouls. Gallo dropped 47 points in a game last April and the Nuggets are obviously confident that he'll stay healthy, as they gave him a two-year, $34 million extension this summer. Fantasy owners shouldn't overlook the six-year veteran, who should be a value-pick after the middle rounds.
Aug 30 - 6:52 PM

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