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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 is reportedly finalizing a two-year, $34 million extension with the Nuggets.
According to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal includes a restructuring of the final year of his contract that will add an additional $2.5 million to his $11.5 million salary for the 2015-16 season. He also has a player option for the third year of the deal worth $16.1 million, so he's definitely benefiting financially from the Ty Lawson trade. Jul 21 - 3:16 PM

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The Nuggets are reportedly expected to reach an agreement on a contract extension with Danilo Gallinari sometime this week.

The Nuggets have some money to spend with the departure of Ty Lawson, and it's looking like their going to make Gallinari part of their longterm plans. He's now two years removed from serious knee surgery, and he had a strong finish to the 2014-15 season averaging 18.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.8 three-pointers per game after the break. He remains an injury risk, but he could make for a quality late-round selection on draft day.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 21 - 2:10 PM

The Nuggets are reportedly interested in opening extension talks with Danilo Gallinari.

Gallinari will be in a contract year this season, but it looks like the Nuggets would like to lock him up longterm before he's able to hit the open market. Danilo had been hurt for the better part of two years, recovering from major knee surgery, but he got it going towards the end of the 2014-15 season averaging 18.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.8 three-pointers per game after the All-Star break. He remains an injury risk, but there's plenty of upside here, and he'll be worth a early-late round selection on draft day.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 16 - 4:46 PM

The Nuggets and Celtics have reportedly stalled on trade talks involving Danilo Gallinari.

This would be a great move for the Celtics as they could use a wing player with the ability to hit three-pointers, but it seems as if the talks have been put on the back-burner for now. Denver's management is said to be divided over their course of action going forward, but there is still a good chance that trade talks could be revived for the 26-year-old, so we'll keep a close eye on this one.
Jul 14 - 10:41 AM

The Celtics and Nuggets have been discussing a deal involving Danilo Gallinari.

There have been multiple reports of the Nuggets looking to deal Gallo. The Celtics really could use some extra 3-point shooting and Gallinari would get the start on the wing, if he's sent there. He's worth a flier later in fantasy drafts.
Jul 13 - 4:09 PM

The Nuggets have made Danilo Gallinari available for a trade, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

The Nuggets basically have their entire team on the trade block. They have the seventh pick in the draft and are likely going to wind up trading at least one player tomorrow. Gallinari has struggled to stay healthy, but he did have some bright spots last season, including a 47-point explosion on Apr. 10.
Jun 24 - 10:48 PM

In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Danilo Gallinari said that he hoped Melvin Hunt would be the head coach of the Nuggets next season.

"Our goal next season will be to make the playoffs. I hope Melvin Hunt will be our coach next season," Gallinari said. "He knows basketball very well, also European basketball, something that can make the difference in the NBA. He is a very positive person and he is great in motivating the players. I think he has the qualities to succeed as head coach." The Nuggets are the only NBA team without a head coach in place, but Hunt still appears to be the frontrunner.
Source: Sportando
Jun 3 - 10:44 AM

Danilo Gallinari confirmed that he will play for the Italian National Team this summer.

This is good news as Gallinari is using a full summer of being healthy to keep in shape and work on his game against international competition. The 26-year-old is coming off a solid finish to the 2014-15 season during which he averaged 18.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 2.8 three-pointers after the All-Star Break and should be a sneaky late-round pick in 2015-16 fantasy drafts.
Source: Sportando
Jun 2 - 12:09 PM

Danilo Gallinari is likely at the center of the Nuggets rebuilding efforts, according to Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post.

Gallinari, who required two years to recover from a knee surgery that was initially botched, had a strong finish to the 2014-15 season highlighted by a 47-point explosion. Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried are sure to be some names floating around the rumor mill this offseason, but it sounds like Gallinari and Jusuf Nurkic are in no danger of being traded. Gallinari will finally have a full summer of being healthy to work on his game this offseason, and he could make for a sneaky late-round target in next year's fantasy drafts.
Source: Denver Post
May 22 - 11:35 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
3Erick Green
4Nikola Radicevic
SG1Randy Foye
2Will Barton
3Gary Harris
4Nick Johnson
5Jamaal Franklin
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
3Kostas Papanikolaou
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3Joffrey Lauvergne
4Nikola Jokic
5Joey Dorsey