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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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March 30, 2017 | 4:16 pm EDT Update
Redick will be a free agent after this season. Griffin and Paul are signed through 2017-2018, but both have opt-out clauses that would allow them to become free agents this summer. Jordan and Crawford are signed through 2018-2019, but Crawford is 37. “I think the more time you’re together, the more impatient you kind of become,” Crawford said Wednesday. “You feel like time is kind of passing by.”
“I think we’re very confident, but there’s a different swagger that teams like Golden State and Cleveland have, teams that advance far every year,” guard Austin Rivers said. “We have a bunch of guys who want to get there, and who are close … we’re not there yet, but we can get there.”
Justin Verrier: Pelicans confirm Omer Asik and Quincy Pondexter are out for the rest of the season. Asik expected to return to bball activities in 3-4 weeks
Ever since the Lakers hired Walton in the 2016 offseason after serving as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors for the previous two years, Walton said Buss has “been incredible” as she has offered support as they talked in person or via text message. “As a coaching staff, it’s really nice to hear and know,” Walton said. “We can do things that we feel are best for the team and not have to worry for now at least if we’re a part of that future. It’s very comforting to coach that way.”
“It’s a tough spot to be in with the people that hire you aren’t here anymore. Even before that happened, I always had a good relationship with her and have had random talks with her before any of that went down,” Walton said of Jeanie Buss. “She was great with the vision she had, what she saw and the way she sees things playing out. That made it a little easier even before we had official talks after all that stuff went down.”
March 30, 2017 | 3:13 pm EDT Update
Adidas offered a footwear and apparel endorsement deal worth $3 million annually for five years, sources told The Vertical, which was on par with several of the game’s top non-signature All-Stars. It would also guarantee Lin international marketing, product input, basketball camps, appearance tours and special releases in Asia.