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Danilo Gallinari | Forward | #8

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
College: Italy
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (6) / NY
Contract: view contract details

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Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) said that he'll be out for another 7-10 days.
This timetable isn't set in stone, but at least we have an idea of where he's at in his rehab. Wes Johnson isn't the most consistent player, but he has been stepping up for the Clippers and could have some short-term value this week. Nov 20 - 8:14 PM

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Danilo Gallinari (hip) will remain on the sidelines for Monday's game against the Knicks.

This will be his seventh consecutive game on the sidelines, and with no reports of him ramping up his activity level at practice, we have to assume he's not close. Wes Johnson will continue to start in his absence, and he's someone to consider as a low-end streamer in deep leagues for owners seeking some steals, triples and a trickle of swats.
Nov 20 - 6:39 PM

Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) is listed as out for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

Saturday will mark the sixth straight game Gallinari has missed. He reportedly still isn't practicing, so it's unclear when we can expect him back in the lineup. Wes Johnson has been starting in place of Gallo. Johnson had his best game of the season on Friday, finishing with 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and four blocks in 43 minutes. However, Johnson averaged just 6.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in his four previous starts.
Nov 18 - 10:15 AM

Danilo Gallinari (hip) is listed as out for Friday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

The Clippers are beginning a 5-game road trip on Friday, but Gallo is not expected to play "for at least one or two of these games" according to coach Doc Rivers. However, Gallo is still not practicing and it's not a lock that he'll play at all on this trip. Wes Johnson and Sam Dekker will hold down the fort at SF, but neither player can be trusted in most fantasy leagues.
Nov 16 - 11:27 AM

Coach Doc Rivers said Danilo Gallinari (hip) is not expected to play "for at least one or two of these games" on the upcoming road trip.

The Clippers are really shorthanded and it's part of the reason they're on a six-game losing streak. Gallinari did not practice on Wednesday and Rivers didn't sound too encouraged he can make it back for most of the upcoming five-game road trip. With him out, it's been Wes Johnson, Sindarius Thornwell, Jawun Evans and the rest of the rotation picking up the slack.
Nov 15 - 5:28 PM

Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) will not play vs. the Sixers on Monday.

Wes Johnson should pick up another start with Gallo sidelined, and he's worth a look with a cheap pricetag in DFS. Owners should consider Gallinari questionable to return for Friday's game vs. Cleveland, but at least the oft-injured forward gets an extended break in the schedule to recover.
Nov 12 - 8:04 PM

Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) has been ruled out Saturday vs. the Pelicans.

Saturday will be the third straight game Gallo has missed. Wesley Johnson has started each of the two prior contests, and is averaging 8.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 triples in 30.9 minutes over those two starts. The Clippers next game is Monday vs. the Sixers and it seems unlikely Gallinari will be ready to return in time for that contest.
Nov 11 - 10:48 AM

Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) will not play on Friday vs. the Thunder.

It's never a good sign to see a player ruled out this early and his chances of playing on Saturday vs. the Pelicans probably aren't too good. Wes Johnson started and played 33 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Spurs with 12 points, six rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal and two triples, while Sam Dekker played just six minutes.
Nov 9 - 1:38 PM

Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

He was originally doubtful for this contest, so hopefully his owners had ample time to come up with a backup plan. Gallo is traveling with the team on their road trip, but it sounds like he could be out a while considering he was having trouble walking on Sunday. In his absence, look for Sam Dekker and Wes Johnson to see an uptick in minutes.
Nov 7 - 7:05 PM

Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

Gallinari was injured when he fell midway through the second quarter on Sunday and was unable to return. "I can barely walk," Gallinari said after the game. "I’ve been having pain the past two or three games and now it’s getting to a point where I’m having problems walking so I’ve got to take care of it." Gallo said he would travel with the team on its three-game road trip, but it sounds like he may miss multiple contests. Wes Johnson and Sam Dekker would see an uptick in minutes if Gallinari is unable to play.
Nov 7 - 9:58 AM

Danilo Gallinari (bruised left hip) will not return on Sunday.

Wes Johnson started the third quarter in his place. Gallinari has been banged up frequently in his career but we'll reserve judgment about the severity until L.A. offers more details. If Gallo does miss more time we could see Sam Dekker crack the rotation, or Doc Rivers could even experiment with some three-guard lineups. Stay tuned.
Nov 5 - 4:58 PM

Danilo Gallinari scored 10 points with four rebounds, six assists, one block and one turnover in 36 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

The good news is that was a season high in dimes, but his scoring was a season low and there's reason to be a little concerned. One weird thing that has stood out is how he's not going to the line nearly as much. In fact, his four-game stretch with 0-2 attempts from the line matches his longest such streak since the start of the 2013-14 season. Plus, he's on pace for by far his worst field goal percentage, and his 3-pointers are down from last year. Maybe he'll get it going eventually, but it's fair to say his value will be taking a hit on his new team.
Nov 4 - 6:22 PM

Danilo Gallinari scored 11 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

He's in a much different offense this year, but once again he should be running a lot. Gallinari did have a mid-foot sprain in the preseason, but he looked fine and just missed shots. He may not be able to match his strong free throw rate, but Gallo should still be a mid-round guy while he's healthy.
Oct 20 - 2:23 AM

Danilo Gallinari (foot) is not on the injury report and is listed as the starter against the Lakers on Thursday.

He had a mid-foot sprain keep him out of action to end the preseason, but there was never much concern for the oft-injured scorer. Coach Doc Rivers seems to like how Gallo has the size to play power forward and he wants to play him next to Blake Griffin at the five, so he will be asked to do a lot for this offense. When he's healthy, you're starting him in basically all leagues.
Oct 19 - 2:43 PM

Danilo Gallinari (foot), Austin Rivers (glute) and Sam Dekker (oblique) were full participants during Sunday's practice.

Gallinari skipped the Clippers' final three preseason games with a minor foot issue, but him getting through a full practice on Sunday is a good sign regarding his availability for Thursday's regular-season opener against the Lakers. The rooster is a guy who is capable of producing top-30 value in 9-cat leagues, but his well-documented injury history makes it tough to gamble on him until the late middle-round on draft day.
Oct 15 - 3:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Milos Teodosic
3Jawun Evans
SG1Austin Rivers
2Lou Williams
3Sindarius Thornwell
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Sam Dekker
3Wes Johnson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Montrezl Harrell
3Brice Johnson
4Jamil Wilson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Willie Reed