HoopsHype Danilo Gallinari rumors

June 14, 2013 Updates

Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari could return by December as opposed to February, a league source told The Denver Post. Gallinari, who underwent knee surgery at the end of the season, had been projected by the Nuggets to miss half of the 2013-14 season. But Gallo posted a video on his official Facebook page Friday in Italian, and in the video Gallo said his left ACL wasn't torn and his recovery time will be "completely different" than previously reported, according to the Italian journalist Davide Chinellato. He is a writer for Italian La Gazzetta dello Sport and translated Gallo's video and posted the quotes on Twitter). Denver Post

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Karl was “pushing” for a new deal, a source said Thursday—“in his mind, not unreasonable. He felt he needed to have it. The uncertainty of Andre Iguodala, the uncertainty of when Gallo (forward Danilo Gallinari) would be back (from his ACL tear, suffered late last season). He felt like after 10 years of proving himself as a coach, he deserved it. They just didn’t feel that.” NBA.com

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Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (left knee surgery) was originally thought to be ready to play Jan. 1, but Gallinari confirmed by text Thursday that he might not return until later in January or maybe even February. While Gallinari underwent surgery on his meniscus four weeks ago, he had a slight delay in his rehab and won't have surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament for another two weeks, he said during a talk show on 102.3 ESPN. Denver Post

May 17, 2013 Updates

Danilo Gallinari said that in three weeks he will have his second knee surgery. Il Gallo underwent surgery for the first time on April 29 after he torn his ACL on April 4. "In three weeks I will have my second procedure. Since the first surgery. Ever since the surgery, everything is going great. I will work a lot next summer but I will be stronger than before" said Gallinari to SkySport. Sportando

April 30, 2013 Updates

Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is recovering from arthroscopic surgery to repair meniscus damage in his left knee. The procedure was performed Monday at the Steadman Clinic in Vail. After a short-term rehabilitation, a date will be scheduled for Gallinari to undergo surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. NBA.com

Danilo Gallinari underwent successfull knee surgery in Vail to repair a torn meniscus. Il Gallo will have later another surgery to repair the torn ACL. "I will start physioterapy tomorrow" said Il Gallo to Gazzetta.it. Sportando

April 27, 2013 Updates

Simone Pianigiani, coach of the Italian National Team, lost Danilo Gallinari due to a torn ACL, will likely have Andrea Bargnani in Slovenia for Eurobasket 2013. Il Mago missed the second part of the NBA season due to an elbow injury but from May Bargnani will be in Rome to workout. "Andrea Bargnani will land in Rome in May and he will work with the physical trainer Cuzzolin. Datome? He will be in Slovenia. Belinelli? He cares of the Italian National Team. But in July we will decide he is going to play Eurobasket" said Pianigiani in a press conference. Sportando

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Gallinari is a fan of Chandler's, and he has been since their days as New York Knicks. He believes Chandler will be a "key player" going forward. In the past 10 games, "Ill Wil" has averaged 15.6 points per game. He scored 21 against the Rockets Saturday. As for his own comeback, Gallo said: "I'm focused. I want to get surgery done and get back in the gym to come back stronger than before. It happened to me, but it's something that can happen to basketball players, and you just have to deal with it. So it just comes down to working and working." Denver Post

Danilo Gallinari sat down with CBS4 in Denver to talk about his recent knee injury which resulted in a torn ACL and long upcoming recovery for the Denver Nuggets forward. Gallo says he can’t tolerate watching the replay, but recalls his ankle being stuck to the floor and his knee “just went somewhere else” on the play that ended his 2012-2013 season on April 4. After preliminary tests, Gallinari says he knew it was a serious injury because his left knee was “just dancing.” In good spirits, the Nuggets forward says he was more angry than upset and “still wants to punch somebody in the face”, and added “I don’t know who – but I want to punch somebody and make somebody suffer.” beyondthebuzzer.com

April 8, 2013 Updates

Gallinari will likely be in Slovenia, but to cheer and support his teammates. "It is impossible for me to play at Eurobasket in September. In the summer I will work on my knee and I hope to be ready for beginning of the new season" said Gallinari, as reported by Gazzetta.it. "But I will be close to coach Pianigiani and my teammates. I have been talking with all of them after the injury and If I can, I would love to be in Slovenia to cheer for the team" added Gallinari who confirmed that he has not made a decision yet on where he will have surgery. Sportando

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