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DANILO GALLINARI (SF)
  • May 18 2016, 07:10 AM

    Update: Gallinari said Wednesday that he's fully recovered from the sprained right ankle that sidelined him for the Nuggets' last 23 games of the season, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. 'I'm fine,' Gallinari said. 'I've recovered from my sprained ankle and I'm ready. I already began training.'

    Analysis: Prior to going down with the injury, Gallinari was in the midst of a career season and finished the campaign with averages of 19.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 three-pointers in 34.7 minutes per game. The Nuggets still appear to be in rebuilding mode heading into 2016-17, so with no major offseason additions likely on the way, Gallinari should be expected to shoulder the bulk of the scoring burden for the team once again.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 02 2016, 10:22 AM

    Update: The Nuggets announced Saturday that Gallinari (ankle) will miss the remainder of the season, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

    Analysis: This news really comes as no surprise, as the Nuggets have no motivation to hustle Gallinari back from the injury with only draft position to play for at this point. Gallinari is dealing with ligament damage in the ankle, so it seems wise to take a longer-term approach to his rehab, and he should have no issue being at 100 percent for the start of next season, as well as the Rio Olympics over the summer. Gallinari will conclude the season having missed the final 23 games.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 16 2016, 08:17 AM

    Update: Coach Mike Malone relayed Tuesday that Gallinari (ankle) was still 'weeks away' from a return, the Denver Post's Chris Dempsey reports. 'Yeah, I'd say he's weeks away,' Malone said. 'That would be the best way I could phrase it without having a definitive timetable.'

    Analysis: Gallinari was able to do some shooting on the court prior to both of the Nuggets' last two games, but he doesn't appear close to participating in full workouts with the team. Given Malone's lack of optimism that Gallinari would be back as soon along with the season drawing to a close on April 13 for the lottery-bound Nuggets, it seems fairly likely that we've seen the team's top star for the last time in 2015-16. He was in the midst of a career year before suffering the ligament tears in his right ankle, averaging 19.5 points while shooting 41 percent from the field and 86.8 percent from the free-throw line.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 03 2016, 08:48 AM

    Update: The Nuggets are considering shutting Gallinari (ankle) down for the season, the Denver Post reports. 'I've already thought about that. I don't have an answer,' Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. 'I think it's a very good question. At that point, depending on where we are, it's going to depend on four games to go, what is the picture? Are we 15 games out of the playoffs? Well, it probably makes sense to play some of our younger guys and let them get minutes and see what they can do. But we'll see.'

    Analysis: The Nuggets announced earlier in the week that Gallinari suffered torn ligaments in his ankle, and the injury is expected to sideline him until late in the regular season. Considering Denver is currently out of the playoff field and now without its best player, the team will weight the value of potentially bringing Gallinari back for a week or two at the end of the season. 'That's something that we'll talk to Gallo about,' Malone said. 'He deserves to be part of that conversation. He's earned that with his play this year. He's having a career year. The amount of respect that I have for him as a man and as a player, that's something that we'll talk about. But we will jump off that bridge head-first when we get there.' Gallinari, 27, is averaging a career-best 19.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 41.0 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from three.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 01 2016, 08:42 AM

    Update: Gallinari is expected to miss one month after he was diagnosed Monday with two torn lateral ligaments and a medial ligament sprain in his right ankle, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

    Analysis: The timetable just about aligns with the original three-to-four week recovery period that was first reported Sunday. With the season coming to an end in mid-April, it's certainly the possible that we've seen the last of Gallinari in 2015-16, as the Nuggets may not want to take any chances with getting him back on the court while the team remains out of playoff contention. Gallinari, who missed all of 2013-14 with a torn ACL, has been enjoying the best season of his career, as he's averaging 19.5 points and 5.3 rebounds over 53 appearances. JaKarr Sampson started at small forward in place of Gallinari in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies and played 30 minutes, but sixth man Will Barton figures to be the primary beneficiary of Gallinari's absence.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Feb 29 2016, 21:46 PM

    Update: Gallinari (ankle) is without a timetable for return after Denver announced Monday that he's dealing with tears in his calcaneofibular and anterior talofibular ligaments, in addition to a sprained deltoid ligament, Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post reports.

    Analysis: Gallinari was originally given a three-to-four week timeline for a return Sunday when the initial diagnoses was a simple sprained right ankle. With only 22 games left on the schedule for Denver, and their playoff hopes slowly fading, it wouldn't be surprising if Gallinari was ultimately shut down for the remainder of the year. In his absence, Will Barton should see a boost in usage similar to when Gallinari sat out six consecutive games with another sprained ankle injury in late December.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Feb 28 2016, 11:01 AM

    Update: Gallinari (ankle) expects to miss three-to-four weeks, Zach Mikash of Denverstiffs.com reports.

    Analysis: Gallinari injured his ankle playing against the Mavericks on Friday when he came down awkwardly and landed on D.J. Augustin's foot. Gallinari thought that this sprain was worse than the ankle injury that kept him sidelined for six games earlier in the season. If he returns, this timetable would set him up to be playing the last eight regular season games.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Feb 26 2016, 21:42 PM

    Update: Gallinari suffered a right ankle injury in Friday's game and expects to miss significant time, ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon reports.

    Analysis: It's not yet clear how long Gallinari will be sidelined, but the said his latest setback is worse than the ankle injury that cost him six games in December, so he could be sidelined at least a couple weeks. Expect an update on his status when more details are released.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Feb 20 2016, 06:48 AM

    Update: Gallinari poured in 27 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 12-13 FT), and added three rebounds, two assists and three steals over 37 minutes in Friday's 116-110 loss to the Kings.

    Analysis: Gallinari came out of the All-Star break ready to attack the basket, and essentially made the most of his 13 visits to the charity stripe. It was notably already the fourth time in seven February games that Gallinari has made double-digit free-throw attempts, which he's converted at a 90 percent clip to date in the month. He's also working on a 10-game streak with at least one three-pointer, and looks primed to continue building on what is already the best season of his career over the second portion of the campaign. Given his role as the linchpin of the Denver offense, Gallinari continues to be a near-elite option at forward in all fantasy formats.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 08 2016, 19:43 PM

    Update: Gallinari scored 24 points (7-16 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 6-7 FT) to go with seven assists, three rebounds, and two steals over 41 minutes in a 105-104 loss to the Nets on Monda.

    Analysis: Gallinari's sharp three-point shooting -- as well as elevated court time -- contributed to Monday's strong performance, as the 27-year-old has now averaged 25 points over his last four games. With his health remaining intact, Gallinari has enjoyed a strong bounce-back season after an injury-plagued 2014-15.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 06 2016, 07:12 AM

    Update: Gallinari posted 33 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 18-18 FT), three rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal over 35 minutes in Friday's 110-105 victory over the Bulls.

    Analysis: The seven-year pro posted a season-high scoring total, which was largely accomplished through 18 visits to the charity stripe. Gallinari has been terrific in attacking the basket over the last two games in particular, recording 32 free-throw attempts over that span. The 27-year-old's health has largely remained intact throughout the season's first half, rendering him the linchpin of the Denver offense and allowing him to average a career-high 19.8 points per game to date this season.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 04 2016, 00:09 AM

    Update: Gallinari had 24 points (5-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 12-14 FT), two rebounds, and one steal in 37 minutes during the Nuggets' 85-81 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Analysis: Gallinari struggled mightily from the field in the close loss. However, as per usual, he did a fantastic job of drawing fouls and earning free-throw attempts. Gallo gained half of his points at the charity stripe, which is a good sign that he can put up decent scoring totals even when he has an off night. He has scored 20 or more points in 13 of 17 appearances since re-joining the lineup to start 2016, and he is hands down the team's top option on offense.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 31 2016, 05:47 AM

    Update: Gallinari scored 23 points (8-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 41 minutes during Saturday's overtime loss to the Pacers.

    Analysis: It's his third straight game with 20 or more points, and Gallinari closes out January averaging an impressive 23.5 points, 5.0 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.7 threes a night. If he can stay healthy, the 27-year-old wing is headed for a career season as the focal point of the Nuggets' offense.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 28 2016, 22:17 PM

    Update: Gallinari scored 26 points (8-15 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT) to go along with six assists, five rebounds and a steal on Thursday in a win against the Wizards.

    Analysis: Gallinari had his shot falling all night on Thursday against the Wizards. This matchup was one that looked bright prior to the game, and Gallo came through in a big way leading his team to the victory. In the month of January, he has upped his scoring average by about six points from the previous two months. Gallinari's minutes and production are set in stone and he's a great play to roll out in every format moving forward.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 27 2016, 23:05 PM

    Update: Gallinari had 23 points (8-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds, an assist and a block in a loss against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Analysis: Gallinari was tied for the team-high in points with Will Barton, and this is the normal distribution of production that we usually see from Denver. Gallo had the most shots for Denver tonight and that should continue if everything remains the same within the lineup. It is a little troubling that Gallo only hit one three-pointer in a matchup he should have taken full advantage of, but it was still an undoubtedly respectable performance.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 23 2016, 23:15 PM

    Update: Gallinari scored 30 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 13-16 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two steals over 38 minutes in Saturday's 104-101 victory over the Pistons.

    Analysis: The 27-year-old's final basket of the evening turned out to be a game-winner with 23.8 seconds remaining, capping off his best scoring performance since back on Nov.17 against the Pelicans. Gallinari continues to be the Nuggets' most dependable source of scoring by far, and takes on an even greater level of responsibility when Kenneth Faried is out of the lineup, as he was Saturday. The seven-year pro's scoring average has taken a major leap forward in January, with Gallinari averaging 23.5 points per game during the month coming into Saturday's contest. The number represents an improvement of over six points per night when compared to his December figure in that category.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 19 2016, 21:00 PM

    Update: Gallinari recorded 27 points (10-21 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-5 FT), three rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 39 minutes during the Nuggets' 110-104 loss to the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Analysis: Gallinari continues to thrive as the Nuggets' go-to scoring option this season. The 27-year-old Italian is capable of putting the ball in the basket from all areas of the floor, and continues to do serious damage in the month of January. He has scored 20 or more points in eight of the Nuggets' nine games in the new year, and on a team lacking anyone else that even resembles an elite offensive option, Gallinari will likely continue to put up solid stats so long as he remains healthy.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 18 2016, 07:50 AM

    Update: Gallinari scored 23 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 10-10 FT) while adding four rebounds, two assists and two steals in just 23 minutes before fouling out of Sunday's win over the Pacers.

    Analysis: It was a crazy game, as Indiana got out to a big lead at the break before allowing Denver to explode for 75 points in the second half, but Gallinari finished it playing cheerleader due to his fouls. Since returning to the lineup from an ankle injury at the beginning of January, he's scored 20 or more points in seven of eight games, averaging an impressive 23.9 points, 5.6 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.5 threes over that stretch.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 14 2016, 06:47 AM

    Update: Gallinari scored 28 points (5-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 17-19 FT) to go with five rebounds, two assists, and a steal over 38 minutes in a 112-110 victory over the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Analysis: Gallinari, who forced a turnover from Stephen Curry on Golden State's final possession, scored at least 20 points for the sixth consecutive game. Getting to the charity stripe has been crucial to Gallinari's recent success; through his last five games, Gallinari has attempted 13.2 free throws and is shooting 84.8 percent from the line.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 10 2016, 20:09 PM

    Update: Gallinari recorded 27 points (7-18 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 11-13 FT), six rebounds, one steal, and one block in 34 minutes during the Nuggets' 95-92 win over the Hornets on Sunday.

    Analysis: Gallinari continues to score and get to the free-throw line at an elite rate ever since he returned from a six-game absence caused by an ankle injury. In the five contests since he rejoined the team, Gallo is averaging 25.8 points (46.3 FG, 36.0 3Pt, 80.0 FT), 6.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists,1.8 threes, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 36 minutes per game. He has attempted 11.0 free throws per night over that same timespan, and the seventh-year forward is looking like a superstar player thus far in 2016.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

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