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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 (cold) did not practice on Monday, and is now questionable for Tuesday's preseason game vs. Portland.
He's just sick, and this is highly unlikely to impact his status for the regular season opener. Danilo has looked great throughout the preseason so far, and he's well worth a late-round selection for his ability to drain 3-pointers and bolster the free throw percentage category. He is an injury risk, but there's some decent upside here. Oct 20 - 5:04 PM

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Danilo Gallinari played 15 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with 12 points, one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer.

He is only getting minutes in the teens and will likely have his minutes in check to start the year. Gallinari looks great so far and could be a start-worthy player in all leagues when the calendar turns to 2015, but he'll start slow. Plan accordingly.
Oct 19 - 1:13 AM

Danilo Gallinari (rest) will not play against the Warriors on Thursday.

He has been up and down in his preseason action, but there has been no soreness in his surgically-repaired knee. It's going to take Gallinari a while before he can play consistent minutes in the 20s, but he could have a strong finish in 2014-15. Fantasy owners can give him a look late if they want to gamble.
Oct 16 - 1:47 PM

Danilo Gallinari struggled shooting the ball in his move to the starting lineup, hitting 2-of-9 shots (including one three) for six points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 15 minutes.

Gallo was somewhat questionable for tonight's game as he recovers from a serious knee injury, and the fact that he's continuing to play is more important than any preseason shooting line. He's an injury risk, but a compelling one to look at late in drafts.
Oct 14 - 1:20 AM

Danilo Gallinari felt no soreness in his knee after making his preseason debut on Friday, and he expects to play vs. the Bulls on Monday.

The Nuggets' training staff may ultimately hold him out as a precaution, but it's a great sign that Gallo wants to get back on the court. "I thought I would think about my knee a lot more [during the game]," Gallinari said. "But I wasn't. I thought about it a couple of times when I was running back on defense ... but other than that I didn't think about it." He's still an injury risk coming off major surgery, but fantasy owners should view him as an upside pick in the late rounds.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 13 - 1:39 AM

Danilo Gallinari looked outstanding in his first game since April 2013, scoring 17 points with four rebounds, one assist, one turnover and two 3-pointers in just 14 minutes.

He was attacking the basket and was very aggressive on offense, making 5-of-9 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line. Gallinari was obviously out there to make a statement and we heard him loud and clear. He'll certainly carry a lot of risk, but the output on 3-pointers makes him worthy of a late-round flier.
Oct 11 - 12:38 AM

Danilo Gallinari (knee surgery) will play Friday vs. Phoenix.

This will be Gallinari's first game-time action since tearing his ACL on April 4, 2013. He'll be on a 15-minute limit, and some rust should be expected after missing so much time. We wouldn't recommend spending anything more than a late-round flier on the injury-prone Italian in standard leagues, and it may take a couple months before he really starts producing.
Oct 10 - 3:40 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee surgery) will not play on Wednesday.

There was some talk of him playing on Oct. 6, but Gallo did say he is excited to play on Friday against the Suns. He could be among the top 20 for 3-pointers this season, but it's going to take him a couple months to really get going.
Oct 8 - 6:53 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) will sit out Monday's game against the Lakers.

He is sitting out for precautionary reasons as the Nuggets want to ease him back slowly. It will be hard to pick Danilo in standard drafts for this reason, but he may be worth a flier late in your drafts for his 3-point shooting as the season progresses.
Source: Eric Pincus
Oct 5 - 6:10 PM

It's still unclear if Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play in the first preseason game against the Lakers on Monday.

It was previously reported that Gallo would be in the lineup, but the team doesn't officially want to commit to it. He's been out of game action since Apr. 2012 and the Nuggets will obviously proceed with caution. Fantasy owners shouldn't plan on him producing much in the first much of the season.
Oct 2 - 7:43 PM

Danilo Gallinari, coming off two knee surgeries (meniscus, ACL) is expected to participate in some contact drills on Thursday.

This is a little bit surprising, as initial reports after his surgery put him back in December, and not October. Than again, he is likely a ways off from playing in an actual game. Wilson Chandler will pick up his slack while Gallo is getting healthy, and it will be interesting to see if he can stay that way once he takes the court.
Oct 1 - 9:46 PM

Coach Brian Shaw said on Monday that there will be an "adjustment period" for Danilo Gallinari, and that Wilson Chandler should pick up the slack while Gallo makes his way back from major knee surgery.

While we're not doing cartwheels to get Chandler at the end of fantasy drafts this season, we're also not going out of our way to draft Gallinari too early. If healthy, Gallo should be a solid fantasy player, but we have trouble remembering him being healthy for more than a couple months at a time throughout his career.
Sep 29 - 9:10 PM

Coach Brian Shaw said there will be an adjustment period for Danilo Gallinari (knee).

"As he's going through that, we have a pretty good player in Wilson Chandler," Shaw said. It would appear Gallinari is going to be eased into his role this season. He's been working out for a while and is planning to play on Oct. 6. We'll let you know how he looks.
Sep 29 - 2:50 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee surgery) is reportedly healthy and hoping to return to form this season.

He has been out of commission since April 4th, 2013 and is desperate to make an impact for the Nuggets. Gallinari was averaging 16.2 ppg and 5.2 rpg before going down. His rehab has gone really well and he appears to be ready for preseason. Don't expect the same type of numbers from Gallinari early in the season and don't forget about his injury history. He is risky, but he will be worth drafting in the later-middle rounds for 3-point shooting and potential.
Source: Jeff Caplan
Sep 27 - 7:56 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee surgery) said his knee is doing great and the plan is to play in the preseason opener on Oct. 6.

He said he is mentally ready to go for what will be his first game action since Apr. 4, 2013 when he tore his ACL. Gallinari will likely be handled with care for the first month of the season, but he could be a regular contributor for the Nuggets as the year goes on. If you're looking for 3-pointers late in your draft, you could do worse than the Rooster.
Sep 25 - 11:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Randy Foye
3Nate Robinson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Gary Harris
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Alonzo Gee
4Quincy Miller
5Jerrell Benimon
PF1Kenneth Faried
2J.J. Hickson
3Darrell Arthur
C1Timofey Mozgov
2JaVale McGee
3Jusuf Nurkic