HoopsHype Danilo Gallinari rumors

April 7, 2013 Updates

Danilo Gallinari torn his ACL and at once lost his chance to finish the NBA Season and to play Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia with the Italian National Team. Gallinari will have surgery in a couple of weeks even if he has not decided yet where he will have the procedure. Il Gallo talked with La Gazzetta dello Sport about his last two difficult days. "After the injury I got several phone calls. Friday I had to charge my phone four times. But I replied to everyone" said Gallinari. "So far I just put ice on the knee and had electrical stimulation. Fortunately the knee is not swollen too much. I don't feel too much pain when I don't move it. Mentally I am ok. I am already focused on the surgery. I look forward to start working again on it after the procedure. I still don't know where I will have surgery. Steadman in Vail is an option but I did not rule out the chance to have surgery in Italy. Sportando

Danilo Gallinari: National Team? This is another topic that makes me sad. I've thought a lot about the National Team over the last two days. I was convinced that we could do a great Eurobasket in September. This season I was doing my best because I knew that it would happen something great both with the Nuggets and Italian National Team. I was very happy to make the playoffs in NBA. I felt that this was the right season. Sportando

April 5, 2013 Updates

An MRI exam today revealed that Denver Nuggets F Danilo Gallinari suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. The MRI showed no signs of other ligament or meniscus damage. He will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season. Gallinari, 24, averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 71 games this season. NBA.com

After crumbling to the court and needing to be carried to the locker room, an initial examination of Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari suggested a season-ending tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday night. "The doctor indicated that the ligament was loose," one source told Yahoo! Sports. "They expect that it's a torn ACL." Yahoo! Sports

Emporio Armani Milano’s President, Livio Proli made this statement about Danilo Gallinari’s injury last night during the NBA game between the Denver Nuggets and the Dallas Mavericks: “On behalf of Olimpia and as a personal friend, I’m deeply saddened by what happened to Danilo in the happiest period of his NBA career and during a great time for his team. Knowing him, I also know he’s going to be back soon and better than ever. Spiritually – and if it’ll be his wish physically too – all the people in Olimpia will be close to him during the rehab. Be strong Danilo!” Sportando

April 4, 2013 Updates

The individual celebrations themselves — Gallinari's "bellissimo" kiss and the "what do you want?" gesture (appropriated ecstatically by JaVale, natch) — aren't new to the Nuggets. But the way they've spread like wildfire through the Denver bench and prompted sort of a call-and-response chorus where Gallo goes off, then looks over to see his teammates with their hands held high, is pretty amazing. Yahoo! Sports

March 29, 2013 Updates
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Karl serves as an inspiration on several levels. He has dealt with his share of health issues over the past several years but continued to persevere and chase a long-sought NBA crown. While the Nuggets entered the season as a dark horse, he has molded them into a relentless team that attacks in waves. “I think it’s great because you know you are being coached by one of the best coaches in the history of the NBA,” Gallinari said. “Every day at practice, there is something great because you can learn something from him and he loves this team and he loves basketball and you can see the fire inside of him because he wants to win.” Boston Globe

March 19, 2013 Updates

After the tough win against the Chicago Bulls, Danilo Gallinari in an interview with Gazzetta.it confirmed that he will be with the Italian National Team at Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia. Il Gallo had a meeting in USA with Gianni Petrucci, new president of the Italian Federation and Simone Pianigiani, coach of the National Team. "We have talked about National Team. It was great to have both of them here in America. I gave them my availability for the National Team this summer" said Gallinari. Sportando

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The hard contact from Dunleavy came before Gallinari entered the restricted area, so he flipped up a hook shot over his right shoulder as he came crashing back to the court. The foul was never in doubt but the shot surely was, as it kissed high off the backboard, rolled all the way around the rim, hit off the backboard again, and then finally spun in off the rim. The Nuggets television broadcasters predictably lost their marbles, dubbing Gallinari’s miracle the “shot of the century” and the “shot of the year.” By hitting the basket, Gallinari also pushed the Nuggets to 110 points, triggering a promotion in which fans can purchase four tacos for $1 dollar at Taco Bell on Wednesday. “They loved it for the tacos, I think,” Gallinari said of his shot, during a televised postgame interview. “It was a good shot, an important shot.” SI.com

January 16, 2013 Updates

Asked which of his players he deems worthy for consideration, Karl paused for a second. "That would be really difficult to say," Karl said. "I'd probably say Andre Miller. From the standpoint of efficient minutes, Andre's given us as efficient minutes as anybody. But I think Ty (Lawson) and (Andre Iguodala) and (Danilo Gallinari) all have had moments. And I'm excited, because I think they all are getting stronger and more confident, and their consistency is getting at a higher level. But because of their up-and-down moments, it's going to be difficult for them to get any recognition." Denver Post

November 7, 2012 Updates
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Last season, getting hurt, well, hurt Danilo Gallinari’s growth as a player. Now he’s injured again, although it might not be serious. Gallo has a left ankle injury and is day-to-day, heading into Wednesday’s season opener at Philadelphia. “I don’t know what exactly happened,” Nuggets coach George Karl said. “I know he took himself out of practice.” Denver Post

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