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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 (knee) said he made a wrong choice going to the Steadman Clinic following his knee injury from the 2012-13 season.
The clinic is located in Colorado and has been a popular place for orthopedic surgery among athletes. Gallo said he feels great and he's ready to return to action. He had his last surgery seven months ago and he's been out of game action since his Apr. 4, 2013. He could be worth the risk in the second half of fantasy drafts. Sep 6 - 10:02 AM
Source: Sportando

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Danilo Gallinari (knee) says that his knee rehab is going well, and that he hopes he will be ready by the start of training camp.

"I think training camp is realistic," Danilo said. "It’s something that we really talked about with the doctor. It’s something that we really want to achieve and we believe is going to be possible." Danilo added that he is ahead of schedule with regards to being able to run and jump without limitations, and he's excited to get back on the court. Danilo will join the Italian national team for seven to 10 days of practice (no games) in mid-August, and that will be his first full workouts, free of restrictions in over a year.
Jun 9 - 7:01 PM

Danilo Gallinari's (knee) rehab has been moving along as planned and it's looking "more and more like he'll definitely be ready for training camp," according to the Denver Post.

Gallo has posted plenty of pictures of his rehab and he was even going through some rigorous work without his any sort of knee brace last month. Considering the amount of time he had off, he shouldn't have a major restriction in minutes at the start of the season.
Jun 4 - 3:21 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) has continued his rehab this offseason.

He went through a "rigorous workout" on May 27 and wasn't wearing a knee brace in several of the images provided. Gallinari did not play at all last season due to ACL reconstruction and all signs point to him being ready for the start of the 2014 season. He'll be a sneaky pick in the late-middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: Denver Post
May 30 - 10:22 AM

General manager Tim Connelly said Danilo Gallinari (knee) "looks great."

"If there was any silver lining in the atypical fashion in which we had his knee addressed is both legs are stronger than ever and is much farther along in his rehab than he would have been without his setback last season," Connelly said. "He'll be 100 percent in training camp." Gallinari didn't play at all this past season and he has already been moving without restriction.
Source: Denver Post
May 27 - 7:41 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) is moving without restriction four months removed from ACL surgery.

"I’m doing vey well," Gallinari said. "I’m able to go back to Italy and do everything I want. I can play a little basketball and come back ready for training camp." He tore his left ACL in April 2013 and missed the entire 2013-2014 season. Before injuring his knee, Galo posted averages of 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists. If he can regain close to his pre-injury 2013 form, he will have huge fantasy value heading into next season.
May 22 - 6:37 PM

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

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

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PG1Ty Lawson
2Randy Foye
3Nate Robinson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Gary Harris
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Quincy Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2J.J. Hickson
3Darrell Arthur
C1JaVale McGee
2Timofey Mozgov
3Jusuf Nurkic