Michael Gallagher: Danilo Gallinari (hand) is out, per Clippers.
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Michael Gallagher: Danilo Gallinari (left glute injury) is doubtful for Sunday against the Pelicans.
Though he missed his 11th consecutive game with a left glute injury, the Clippers are starting to see some improvement from their small forward. His return to action remains uncertain. “He’s making progress,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “He’s definitely moving better. There’s no update on his return or anything like that. But it’s the best that I’ve seen him move around, sure. And I think that has to be a pretty positive sign.”
Ohm Youngmisuk: Doc Rivers also says Danilo Gallinari was on the court today with the Clippers but he wasn’t sure what that means as far as when the forward will return other than that’s a positive sign.
“I have to rest and recover. We hope to treat the injury better than the first time to avoid setbacks. The first time I have missed four weeks, now I will be out six weeks. I hope to return between the end of January and the beginning of February. It is a very frustrating situation” Gallinari said.
Michael Gallagher: The Clippers announced Danilo Gallinari has a partial tear in his glute and he will be re-evaluated in January.
Michael Gallagher: The Clippers say Austin Rivers (concussion) is questionable and Danilo Gallinari (glute) is out for Monday against the Spurs.
“He’s out for probably a good couple of games,” said Rivers, who was already without opening night starters power forward Blake Griffin due to a left MCL sprain and point guard Patrick Beverley, who is out for the season after undergoing right knee surgery. “I guess he took a pretty hard fall in the fourth quarter,” Rivers added of Gallinari. “I honestly never saw it, then I got a call after the game about it, and then you go and look, and it was a pretty good fall.”
Jovan Buha: Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (left strained glute) will play and start tonight against the Timberwolves after missing the last 13 games, according to head coach Doc Rivers.
Tim MacMahon: Clippers SF Danilo Gallinari will play tonight against the Timberwolves after missing the last 13 games with a strained glute. “We’ve got a starter back,” DeAndre Jordan said. “That makes two of us.”
Michael Gallagher: The Clippers recalled Danilo Gallinari, Brice Johnson and Milos Teodosic from the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario.
Sam Amick: Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari (left glute, 13 games missed) looking likely to return soon, possibly even Wednesday against Minnesota, assuming he keeps feeling good. He’s practicing today with the Clippers’ G-League team, I’m told, as he gets closer.
Michael Gallagher: Danilo Gallinari (glute) will not play on Monday against the Lakers, per team.
“Gallo is not coming back until he’s right,” Rivers said. “We’re not going to rush anybody back. I don’t care what situation you’re in. Not only is it going to make it worse, because then he’ll come back and get injured, or any of our guys. That’s one thing we’ll never do.” Gallinari said Monday that he hoped to be back in seven to 10 days. Teodosic is not expected back until after Christmas.
Michael Gallagher: Doc Rivers said the team won’t be rushing Danilo Gallinari back because they don’t want him to get hurt again, and he “is not coming back until he’s right.”
Michael Gallagher: Clippers injury report vs. Cavs: OUT: Patrick Beverley (sore right knee) OUT: Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) OUT: Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia injury, left foot)
Brad Turner: Clippers injury report says Patrick Beverley doubtful for Cavs game with sore right knee. Gallinari is out with glute injury
Michael Gallagher: Doc Rivers said Danilo Gallinari and Pat Beverley will be out “for at least one or two of these games” on the upcoming road trip.
Michael Gallagher: CLIPPERS INJURY REPORT at OKC: OUT: Patrick Beverley (sore right knee), Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute), Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia injury)
Paul Garcia: Doc Rivers says Danilo Gallinari is out tonight vs the Spurs.
Paul Garcia: Clippers injury report for tonight’s game vs the Spurs: Milos Teodosic – OUT Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) – DOUBTFUL
Anthony Chiang: Gallinari is out for the rest of the game with a left hip contusion.
Michael Gallagher: LAC Friday injury report: Doubtful: Gallo (foot), Dekker (oblique), Rivers (glute), Wilson (back) Out: Beverley (knee), Thornwell (shoulder)
Eric Pincus: Good news for Clippers fans, I hear that Danilo Gallinari is just days away from a return – should be ready to go for training camp
Brad Turner: Danilo Gallinari, who injured right thumb in exhibition game Sunday playing for Italy, expected back in LA next Thursday, per source.
Brad Turner: Original time line had Gallinario out 3-4 weeks hasn’t changed. Expected back on court in 4-6 weeks though, per source
“It was just a mistake, especially since I end up hurting myself, unfortunately. I’m extra sorry for my teammates to whom I apologize,” Gallinari said to Italian news agency ANSA. I repeat, my teammates didn’t deserve all this. Now I have to keep my hand steady for a while and stay home. Then when the rehabilitation ends I’ll head back to L.A.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: LAC’s specialists will examine MRI on Danilo Gallinari’s right thumb today. Gallo is still in Italy, where he slugged a player.
Mark Woods: Italy’s Danilo Gallinari to miss EuroBasket due to fractured right hand from on-court scrap vs Netherlands. Apologises to team-mates.
Brad Turner: Clippers say Danilo Gallinari has minor right thumb injury, expected to be out 3-4 weeks. Gallinari injured throwing a punch at EuroBasket.
The Italian Basketball Federation officially announced that Danilo Gallinari suffered a fracture on the base of his right-hand metacarpal tonight during the game against the Dutch national team. His estimated recovery time will take 40 days and he’s essentially ruled out of the EuroBasket that begins on August 31.
Gallinari sustained the injury following a punch he threw on Jito Kok of the Dutch team. The two players were involved in a fight during the game which started when Kok held the Clippers forward back way too aggressively to get a better position for a rebound. Gallinari reacted by hitting his opponent and throwing a full swing at him which was the punch that caused the injury.
Gallinari will miss the rest of Eurobasket play for Italy, but the expectation is that he’ll be ready for Clippers training camp in September. He’s expected to need a month of rest and rehabilitation. The Clippers will follow up soon with their own examination.
Orazio Cauchi: Danilo Gallinari announced that he suffered a right hand fracture. He’s out for Eurobasket. Devastating loss for Italian NT
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari has suffered right thumb injury, but expected to be ready for training camp. No surgery expected.
As the Italian Federation announced, Gallinari suffered a right hand fractured. The estimated time of recovery is 40 days and he’s ruled out of the EuroBasket.
Nick Kosmider: Malone: “I give (Gallo) so much credit because he’s not close to 100 percent. He’s tried to come back, help this team in this playoff race.”
TJ McBride: Wilson Chandler and Darrell Arthur are officially ACTIVE tonight against the Cavs. Danilo Gallinari is OUT.
Jonathan Feigen: Nuggets forwards Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari both out vs. Rockets tonight. Both had been upgraded to questionable. Arthur also out.
Chris Dempsey: There are no timetables for the injuries Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) are rehabbing. Both are day-to-day. #Nuggets
TJ McBride: Gallinari is also going to play tonight. He is feeling better and went through shootaround this morning.
TJ McBride: Mudiay (back), Arthur (knee), Faried (ankle), & Gallinari (groin) are all officially OUT. Chandler (sick) had been upgraded to QUESTIONABLE. pic.twitter.com/VAuEL0XVaT
TJ McBride: Mudiay, Faried, and Gallinari are all OUT tonight against the Mavericks. Mudiay re-injured his back at SAS. No timetable yet.
Chris Dempsey: Darrell Arthur (rest) and Danilo Gallinari (groin) are out of tonight’s game vs. San Antonio. Everyone else is expected to play. #Nuggets
Charles F. Gardner: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari will be out after suffering a groin injury against Memphis on Wed. Will Barton is listed as probable.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Danilo Gallinari MRI on groin came back negative. He’s expected to return to Nuggets soon. “Short rest,” source said.
TJ McBride: Gallinari also said he is AVAILABLE against the Clippers tonight after missing last game with an ankle injury.
Danilo Gallinari is expected to return to the Nuggets lineup tonight against Miami after missing three games with a sore right thigh, Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. Gallinari followed a full practice on Tuesday with a full shootaround on Wednesday. It isn’t certain whether he’s completely out of the woods with the injury, but he’s feeling good enough to play. Gallinari warmed up prior to the Nuggets last game, at Phoenix, but couldn’t go. Still, that was a sign he was likely closing in on a return to action.
Though he continues to make good progress on a badly injured right ankle, Danilo Gallinari said he will not play another game for the Nuggets this season. “No,” he said after the team’s shootaround on Saturday morning. So, he’s done? “Yes,” he said.
He’s recovering from two torn lateral ligaments in the ankle — the anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular — and has a sprained deltoid ligament as well. Gallinari will end this season missing the final 23 games of it. “Very disappointing,” Gallinari said. “But that’s the way it is. We’re not fighting for anything right now. As a player, it’s one of the worst feelings ever because if you’re not fighting for anything it’s even tougher to find the motivation to play a game.”
He said the decision to shut it down for the rest of the season wasn’t made in effort to preserve himself for his Italian national team obligations this summer at the Olympics in Rio. “It was not in my mind, to be honest,” Gallinari said. “I’m paid a lot of money right here in Denver to play basketball and do my job. That was my focus, to get back, even if I had to play the last two games, that’s what I wanted to do. I can’t do it, so right now the focus is to get healthy and get ready for the summer.”
Interviewed by Sky Sport, Danilo Gallinari said that his season is likely over.
“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.” Gallinari has missed nine games with the injured ankle. The Nuggets are 5-4 in his absence.
Chris Dempsey: Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is ahead of schedule in his rehab according to #Nuggets coach Michael Malone said.
If, say, the Nuggets have just a handful of games remaining and Gallinari is ready to play, do they play him? Or would it be more prudent to shut him down completely? “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.”
Gallinari may want to play. Malone said he’ll definitely consult the team’s leading scorer. “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.”
After tearing two ligaments in his right ankle, Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is expected to miss a month, league sources told The Vertical.
Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari told La Gazzetta della Sport that he will likely miss 3-4 weeks of action.
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone on Danilo Gallinari: “He’s going to be out for a while. He compared it to his sprain earlier in the year and he said it was worse. We’re going to prepare moving forward without Gallo for the time being.”
Davide Chinellato: .@nuggets Danilo Gallinari told me he expects to remain out 3-4 weeks for his right ankle injury #NBA
Denver Nuggets leading scorer Danilo Gallinari said he expects to miss significant time after spraining his right ankle in the Nuggets’ 122-116 overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. X-rays were negative, but Gallinari will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. “It’s worse than the one I had just two months ago,” said Gallinari, who sat out six games in December due to an ankle injury. “It’s worse than that one.”
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February 24, 2018 | 4:56 pm EST Update
Tim Bontemps: The Timberwolves have announced an MRI on Jimmy Butler’s right knee revealed a “meniscal” injury. His timeline to return is TBD. Given the potential outcomes, probably the best news the Wolves could’ve hoped for.
Nick Friedell: The good news for T’Wolves is that it wasn’t an ACL injury for Butler. The bad news is that depending on how severe the meniscus injury is that’s usually at least several weeks off the floor in a best case scenario.
Paul Garcia: The Spurs have announced Manu Ginobili is QUESTIONABLE to play at CLE Sunday with a bruised sternum. Kawhi is also OUT.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone today on Torrey Craig, who’s battling a left hamstring strain – “I’m surprised its taken this long… I think it was in that last Houston game…he continued to push, push, push and I think he really reaggravated it.”
February 24, 2018 | 12:47 pm EST Update
LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on Saturday said that trading Blake Griffin was “a very difficult decision,” but that considerations about the future, as well as injury and chemistry concerns, necessitated the blockbuster deal with the Detroit Pistons. “[Griffin] is obviously a superstar player,” said Ballmer. “But if you look at what happened injury-wise, if you look at the kind of chemistry we were getting on our team, the thing you can see at the high level with the numbers when I started — one guy got all the assists, one guy got all the points and one guy got all the rebounds. It’s not all quite that way, but I think in the modern NBA, we were seeing it more and more — there’s a greater distribution of responsibility.”