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Danilo Gallinari | Forward | #8

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: Italy
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (6) / NY
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The Celtics will "keep an eye on" Danilo Gallinari (groin) as a possible trade target, according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.
The Celtics are reportedly making their picks available for the right deal, including the potential No. 1 lottery spot with Brooklyn's pick. That pick likely isn't going to be in play for Gallinari, but young talent or future firsts could be in play on this deal. Gallo would take a big hit in big hit in Boston while Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez could benefit. Feb 18 - 8:13 PM

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The Nuggets are reportedly open to moving Danilo Gallinari (groin) at the trade deadline.

Gallinari has reportedly received interest from the Clippers, Celtics and Rockets, and of those locations, Los Angeles and Houston would be the best potential landing spots. As for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Gallinari will not play, and with Wilson Chandler (illness) being listed as questionable, we could again see Juan Hernangomez in the starting lineup. To be clear, nothing is imminent on the trade front for The Rooster, but this is a situation we'll be monitoring closely.
Source: Forbes
Feb 15 - 10:53 AM

Danilo Gallinari (groin) will not play Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

The Nuggets are smartly playing it safe and keeping Gallo out through the All-Star break, which will give him another full week to heal. With Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (knee) already ruled out, and Wilson Chandler (illness) questionable, Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton will see all the minutes they can handle on Wednesday. Hernangomez, who exploded for 27 points, six 3-pointers and 10 rebounds in 43 minutes on Monday, will be a very popular DFS play on Wednesday night.
Feb 14 - 5:07 PM

The Raptors and Clippers are "monitoring" Danilo Gallinari (groin) as the trade deadline approaches, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Nuggets reportedly expect Gallo to opt for free agency this summer, bypassing a $16.1 million player option, so they might try to deal him before that happens. They're negotiating from a position of weakness, however, so it's unclear how much they could extract for the oft-injured veteran. To be clear, this is firmly in the 'rumor' stage.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 13 - 12:47 AM

Danilo Gallinari (strained left groin) will not play vs. the Warriors on Monday.

He's not expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Kings as well because the Nuggets are expected to hold him out until the All-Star break. Wilson Chandler and Will Barton are the biggest winners in Gallinari's absence, while rookie Juancho Hernangomez gets a boost as well.
Feb 12 - 1:54 PM

Danilo Gallinari (strained left groin), Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) have all been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Cavs.

This will be the sixth straight game Gallo has missed and the Denver Post ran a story on Saturday morning speculating that the Nuggets may choose to sit him out through the All-Star break. Wilson Chandler has started five straight games for Denver and is averaging 18.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 36.0 minutes over those five contests. He should see plenty of playing time again on Saturday is an intriguing DFS play.
Feb 11 - 12:03 PM

Danilo Gallinari (strained left groin) may not play until after the after the All-Star break.

Gallo has missed five straight games after since suffering the injury back on Feb. 1. Denver has three games left before the break (Saturday at Cleveland, Monday vs. Golden State, Wednesday vs. Minnesota). Coach Mike Malone did say that Gallinari was able to practice on Friday but also added that if Denver had to keep him out until after the break to get him fully healthy, then they would do just that.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 11 - 9:59 AM

Danilo Gallinari (groin) is out for Friday against the Knicks, as expected.

He is expected to miss the next week and won't get his revenge game. Gallinari was with the team for their road game in Atlanta, but there is no word of him getting cleared for any ramped up activity. With him out, Will Barton figures to soak up most of the minutes at the three while Juancho Hernangomez backs him up.
Feb 9 - 3:07 PM

Danilo Gallinari (groin) said "it would be around 10 days before he returns to action."

Based on that timetable, the earliest we would see Gallo on the court is Feb. 15 against the Wolves, but the Nuggets could also sit him out through the All-Star break. He added that his groin is feeling better, but the Nuggets are going to be cautious with the oft-injured forward. He's worth stashing in all leagues unless you're fighting for a playoff spot and don't have an IR slot. Wilson Chandler and Will Barton will be the big winners over the next couple weeks with The Rooster out.
Feb 5 - 12:45 AM

Danilo Gallinari (groin) will not play Saturday at San Antonio.

Gallinari injured his groin on Wednesday night. He did not play on Friday, but fortunately, the MRI came back negative and he expected to need only a "short rest." Wilson Chandler started in place of Gallinari on Friday and played well (23 points, eight rebounds, four blocks, two steals, and three assists) in a team-high 41 minutes. With Darrell Arthur (rest) also ruled out on Saturday, Chandler should be in line for major minutes once again.
Feb 4 - 12:00 PM

An MRI on Danilo Gallinari (groin) came back negative and he's only expected to have "short rest," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

This confirms the earlier report from Gallo's Facebook page. He has been ruled out for Friday against the Bucks, but it doesn't sound like he'll be missing many games. While he's out, Juancho Hernangomez should be picking up most of the minutes until Will Barton (ankle) is back to normal. Hernangomez gets some added stash appeal with Wilson Chandler reportedly wanting to be traded.
Feb 2 - 7:57 PM

Danilo Gallinari (groin) posted on his Facebook page that he was very optimistic about the results of his MRI.

The message is in Italian, but it sounds like Gallinari is expecting to have a Grade 1 groin strain. That type of injury is usually more of a day-to-day injury, but obviously every injury is different. We'll pass along any more official news on Gallo as it becomes available, but for now it seems like Juancho Hernangomez only gets a short-term boost.
Feb 2 - 6:49 PM

Danilo Gallinari (groin) has been ruled out for Friday against the Bucks.

We're still waiting on the results of his MRI today. Gallinari gets a ton of minutes when he's active, which we've always thought was risky on coach Mike Malone's part. We should have a better timetable on Gallo later today. Until then, Juancho Hernangomez looks like the sneaky pickup in competitive leagues, especially with Wilson Chandler reportedly wanting a trade. Will Barton (ankle) should also be owned in standard leagues and would also benefit, assuming he can play.
Feb 2 - 3:18 PM

Danilo Gallinari (left groin) will get an MRI on Thursday.

Coach Mike Malone thought that Gallinari's groin issue was bothering him all game. Gallinari was limping for a bit and checked out, but the Nuggets did put him back in briefly before ruling him out. Given his injury history, there's a chance Gallo misses time. If he does, it should be Juan Hernangomez picking up the most minutes while Will Barton is on the sidelines. Wilson Chandler would also benefit. Hernangomez is only worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
Feb 1 - 11:47 PM

Danilo Gallinari (left groin strain) will not return to Wednesday's game.

Gallo was limping yet Denver initially returned him to the game, and he had to call to be taken out. He's one of the most injury-prone players in the league, so Denver's initial decision here was curious at best. He's likely to miss some time with the injury, giving a boost to Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried, but we should have a timetable after Thursday's practice.
Feb 1 - 10:54 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Jamal Murray
4Malik Beasley
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Juan Hernangomez
3Mike Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Wilson Chandler
3Darrell Arthur
4Johnny O'Bryant
C1Nikola Jokic
2Mason Plumlee