HoopsHype Danilo Gallinari rumors

February 7, 2014 Updates

Danilo Gallinari shakes his head while he smiles. This is about where he is mentally these days, a positive outlook combined with lingering I-can't-believe-all-of-this-happened. He is with the Nuggets on this trip, Friday back in New York where he started his NBA career, his first road trip with the team since undergoing a second procedure on his injured left knee — ACL reconstructive surgery on Jan. 21. Gallinari, with ice bags on both knees Friday morning, watched shootaround and then talked to The Denver Post about the ordeal, his first interview since the surgery. "I'm feeling good," Gallinari said. "The surgery went very well — this one went very well — and so we're just on the road, back from the beginning on the road to recover. The good thing is that all the work that I put in before is going to be, I can use it. The rehab is going to be much easier, so it's going to be much better." Denver Post

January 21, 2014 Updates

Gallinari, 25, is expected to be able to return to the Nuggets early in the 2014-15 season, sources said. Shortly after suffering the knee injury in an April 4 game against the Dallas Mavericks, Gallinari had surgery to repair a torn meniscus but the ACL reconstruction was delayed. There had been a belief on the doctor's part that the ACL could be strengthened to play again without the traditional procedure, but that never happened, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari underwent surgery this morning to reconstruct an ACL tear in his left knee. The surgery was performed by team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Steve Traina at Midtown Surgical Center. “It was recently determined that the procedure that Danilo underwent on his knee this past summer was insufficient,” Nuggets General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly said. NBA.com

“Danilo’s knee required that he undergo reconstruction of the ACL, which was successfully completed earlier this morning. Knowing Danilo’s drive and work ethic, we look forward to a full recovery and a healthy return to the court next season," Tim Connelly said. NBA.com

January 15, 2014 Updates

Danilo Gallinari said that he might miss the entire season in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport. Gallinari got injured last April. "I got over the most boring part, by now. The muscle tone is back, in the gym I lift weights I never lifted before. I work with the ball and changes of direction. Let's say I still have to work on the mental part, the most important one. Because it's inevitable to think about my knee - Said Gallo, who added - I haven't set a date for the comeback. It's a decision we will take further on. Hypothesis to miss this season? Everything can happen. It's an idea that passed through my mind. But then, maybe, I get back before". Sportando

January 12, 2014 Updates

“It’s interesting, [Danilo] Gallinari’s father was at shootaround and I played against him in Italy,” Shaw said. “And Danilo, he remembered. I ended up playing with Kobe Bryant’s father and I ended up playing with him and coaching him. The guys don’t remember. It’s just like a parent. We don’t understand the fashion. We don’t understand the music. I remember my parents saying the same thing about myself and my sister when we were growing up. It comes full circle. You just have to have patience and keep hitting them over the head with it, and hopefully at some point they get it and they pass it on when they deal with the next generation.” Boston Globe

January 11, 2014 Updates

Danilo Gallinari is close to returning from his ACL injury. Watch him working his way back from his ACL injury. Sportando

January 10, 2014 Updates
January 8, 2014 Updates

As Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari continues to work toward a return from a knee injury, his time missed is approaching a level for which the team will get some of his money covered. The magic number is 41. If Gallinari misses 41 consecutive regular-season games — and this goes back to last season — an NBA insurance policy will pay for part of his salary per game in every contest after that. Gallinari has missed 40 consecutive regular-season games, dating to the final six games of last season, as he rehabs a left ACL injury. Starting Saturday in the Nuggets' home game against Orlando, the insurance policy pays for 50 percent of his base salary per game, meaning the Nuggets will get about $61,800 covered each night he does not play until he returns. Gallinari is making more than $10 million this season, the second of a four-year contract. Denver Post

December 11, 2013 Updates

Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is in the process of clearing one of the biggest hurdles of his rehab — running. "It's a big step," Gallinari said. "It's a big step towards the rehab. That makes you understand a little bit more what the situation (is). It was a pretty good step." Denver Post

December 5, 2013 Updates

The short answer to that is, who knows? I talked to Gallinari before Thanksgiving and, without giving any timetables, he said he's a long way away from returning. Now, he has been steadily doing more and more, but he hasn't started running yet. When he does, then a clearer time-frame will fall into place. But don't expect to see him until after the New Year. Denver Post

November 30, 2013 Updates
November 24, 2013 Updates

Two months of knee rehab with the Nuggets has brought some clarity to forward Danilo Gallinari about the time it's actually going to take to get back on the court. It won't be next week, as he'd hoped - and said prior to the start of training camp - it would be. In fact, he does not know when it will be. He is officially out of the prediction and timetable business. What he does know is he is very far away from even thinking about a return. Denver Post

"Ahead of me I have a lot of things to do - running on the court, being able to do cutting and everything that you do on the court, and be able to play," Gallinari said. "So a lot of stuff. What we are doing now, we are able to run on the AlterG, this anti-gravity machine. We're able to do that and other stuff in the weight room." And that's about it. Gallinari doesn't have a date for when he'll begin on-court running. For those expecting a quick return from the Nuggets second-leading scorer last season, patience will be needed. Gallinari admitted he was a bit overzealous with his initial time frame for returning. Denver Post

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