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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
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Danilo Gallinari (thumb) is expected back on the court in 4-6 weeks.
The original timeline had him out 3-4 weeks, so he'll likely miss that and should still be ready for action in September. Gallinari fractured his thumb in an exhibition for Italy and he will miss EuroBasket this month. Unless he has a setback, he should be all set to start camp for his third NBA team. Durability concerns make The Rooster a mid-round target in most leagues. Aug 4 - 3:39 PM

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The Clippers will examine the MRI taken on Danilo Gallinari's fractured right thumb on Monday according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday evening that Gallinari's timetable is 3-4 weeks, but we should have an official update from the Clippers in a day or two. With training camp slated for late September, there's no reason to think that Gallo won't be 100 percent.
Jul 31 - 11:27 AM

Danilo Gallinari (fractured right thumb) is expected to sidelined for 3-4 weeks according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

It was reported on Sunday that he would be out closer to five weeks, but Turner adds that the Clippers will know more once they talk with the Italian basketball federation’s medical staff. Either way, a Clippers official said Gallinari's status for training camp isn't in doubt. Gallinari flirted with top-40 value in standard leagues last season, but he usually slides in drafts because he's averaged just 57.8 games played over the past five seasons.
Jul 31 - 9:36 AM

Danilo Gallinari has been diagnosed with a fractured right thumb and he will miss the rest of the 2017 EuroBasket tournament.

Gallinari fractured the first metacarpal on his right (shooting) hand after punching an opponent in the face during Sunday's exhibition matchup between Italy and the Netherlands, and he's been given a 5-6 week timetable. This shouldn't be anything that impacts his status for training camp, but it does highlight Gallinari's propensity to find various ways to hit the sidelines.
Jul 30 - 6:21 PM

Danilo Gallinari went to the hospital for a medical evaluation after punching an opponent in the face during a friendly EuroBasket game.

It sounds like there's a chance Gallinari fractured his right hand, in which case, he'd obviously be done for the rest of the EuroBasket tournament. We should have official word from Team Italy soon enough, but even if he did mess up his hand, he still has plenty of time to get ready for the 2017-18 season. Click the link below if you'd like to see the punch for yourself.
Jul 30 - 4:22 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Danilo Gallinari will join the Clippers on a 3-year deal worth $65 million.

The deal will be a sign-and-trade between three teams with the Hawks getting a 2018 first-round pick from the Clippers (via Houston), Jamal Crawford and Diamond Stone, while the Nuggets will get a 2019 second-round pick. Gallinari immediately becomes the No. 2 option on offense behind Blake Griffin in Los Angeles, so fantasy owners can look for him in the middle rounds. Gallo was a top-50 player in standard leagues on a per-game basis last season, averaging 18.2 points, 5.2 boards, 2.1 dimes and 2.0 triples. His durability has always been a major concern, though.
Jul 4 - 11:36 PM

Danilo Gallinari is leaning towards joining the Clippers according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The deal would reportedly be for three years and $65 million, so that would be out of the Nuggets price range unless they shed some contracts. The two sides are working on a sign-and-trade deal, but they are still sorting out the details. Gallinari made a "strong impression," during his meeting over the weekend, so it sounds like a deal is imminent. If Gallo ends up leaving Denver, he would likely be a mid-round pick in Los Angeles as their No. 2 option on offense.
Jul 4 - 12:15 AM

The Clippers' free-agency pitch to Danilo Gallinari made a "strong impression," according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

L.A. has "long coveted" Gallinari, who is an unrestricted FA, and it's unclear how much competition they'll face -- the Kings have reportedly fallen out of contention, and the Nuggets recently agreed to a three-year deal with Paul Millsap. For both practical and fantasy purposes, Gallo just needs to stay healthy -- he's missed an average of 25.0 regular season games in the past five seasons.
Jul 2 - 11:49 PM

The Clippers are reportedly trying to find a third team with cap space to help facilitate a sign-and-trade deal for Danilo Gallinari.

To be clear, Gallinari has not yet made a decision as to where he'd like to play next season, and while he has hinted that his preference would be to remain with Denver, it's tough to trust comments from players around this time of the year. Gallinari should be able to flirt with mid-round value regardless of the name across his jersey, but he doesn't have the best track record with staying healthy, making him a risky fantasy target. For what it's worth, the Kings are reportedly no longer an option for Danilo.
Jul 2 - 2:33 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said the Clippers are "focused" on free agents Danilo Gallinari and Joe Ingles.

Wojnarowski adds that one of the Clippers priorities is to bring in more shooting, as the franchise is expected to lose J.J. Redick. Gallinari said this week that his goal is to remain in Denver, but his leverage in contract talks will only increase every time he's linked to another team. The Nuggets are the only team that can offer him a five-year deal, so they are still considered the favorites. Gallo will meet with Los Angeles this weekend, so we should know more on Sunday night or Monday morning.
Jul 1 - 1:56 AM

Danilo Gallinari said on Thursday that his "goal is to remain in Denver."

Earlier this month, Gallinari was quoted as saying that the Nuggets were not his first choice. However, Gallo clearly stated a preference to stay in the Rockies via an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport. "My goal is to remain in Denver," said Gallinari. "And I will have with the Nuggets one of the first meetings. They have the priority. I want to talk to them and listen to their offer. Nuggets are my first option." Denver has a clear advantage, as they can offer a five-year deal, while every other team can only offer four.
Jun 30 - 9:24 AM

Free agent forward Danilo Gallinari said that the Nuggets aren't his "first choice" this summer.

"Nuggets are not my first choice but they are exactly at the same level of the other teams," Gallinari said. "Denver’s advantage is that they can offer me a five-year contract while other franchises can offer me a four-year deal. Nuggets are at the same level of the others." That's not what the Nuggets will want to hear, but the ball is still in their court because they can offer him the most money. If Gallo moves on this summer, Juancho Hernangomez could be a sneaky late-round flier in fantasy leagues.
Jun 19 - 10:37 AM

Danilo Gallinari will reportedly opt out of his contract in order to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Gallinari put in averages of 18.2 points, 5.2 boards, 2.1 dimes and 2.0 triples per game on 44.7 percent shooting this past season, so he shouldn't have much trouble finding a team willing to reward him with a long-term, big-money deal despite the health concerns. GM Tim Connelly has said that he'll make bringing back Gallinari a "top priority" for the Nuggets, and Gallinari has indicated that he's open to re-signing with Denver, but there's still a lot of time to go until free agency.
May 30 - 6:41 PM

General manager Tim Connelly said the top priority is to bring back Danilo Gallinari for next season.

"You never know how the market is going to progress," Connelly said. There is a lot to this story with Gallo having a $16.1 million player option, and also Connelly said the Nuggets need to add more perimeter defense around Nikola Jokic. Gallinari cleared the 60-game mark for just the second time since joining the Nuggets for a full season in 2011-12, so it makes sense for him to hit the market at age 28. Plus, Juancho Hernangomez probably deserves more minutes for a litany of reasons.
Apr 26 - 6:59 PM

Danilo Gallinari, who can become a free agent this summer, is unsure if he will return to play for the Nuggets next season.

Gallinari has a $16.1 million player option for the 2017-18 campaign. It is very likely that Gallo opts out of the final year of his contract to cash in as a free agent this summer, at which point he'll sign for well over a $100 million on a new long-term deal. Gallinari did say that it would be "tough" for him to leave Denver. "It’s my city. I love the city. After my career is over, Denver is going to be my city." We shall see if the Nuggets are willing to pony up in order to keep him in a Nuggets uniform.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 14 - 10:32 AM

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