In an interview on San Martino RTV Gallinari said said that Italy are desperate for a return to the Olympic Games for the first time since Athens 2004. “We are the strongest team in our group,” Gallinari said. “We are the team to beat and we have to win it. We’ll have the chance to do that in front of our fans.”
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.”
Danilo Gallinari can’t wait to play for the Italian National Team this summer. Il Gallo spoke with Marco “Barzo” Barzizza of Eurosport. “I can’t wait to play for the National Team. It is going to be a great summer and we have the chance to make great things” Il Gallo said. “I have spoken with Messina a lot. I look forward to work with him” Gallinari added.
Galatasaray head coach Ergin Ataman said that Andrea Bargnani won’t sign with the Turkish team for the remainder of the season. Speaking with Radyospor, Ataman said that Il Mago, who is still free agent, did not accept Galatasaray’s proposal.
Vittorio Gallinari, father of Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, spoke with QS about his past with Olimpia Milano that will celebrate its 80 years on Sunday. Gallinari ended the interview talking about his son, Danilo: “When he will leave the NBA, he’ll return to Milano”.