HoopsHype Danilo Gallinari rumors

September 27, 2014 Updates

Gallinari said he believes he has conquered the challenging psychological aspects of returning from an injury of this magnitude. Physically, he said he is happy with how the knee has responded as he’s incrementally increased his workload. He said he will be close to participating in all aspects of practice when training camp opens next week. “I’m not at the same level that I left basketball because I haven’t played a game in a while,” Gallinari said. “The more I will play games the better I will feel. I’m very excited. I think I will be ready for the first game of the preseason; we are very close. Everybody is very excited. We all cannot wait to start this season.” NBA.com

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Danilo Gallinari. Coach Brian Shaw told us during the Vegas Summer League that the big man was on schedule to be ready for training camp. A return to form for Gallinari, who has missed the last year-plus following two surgeries to repair his knee, could skip a step in the rebuilding process for the Nuggets. NBA.com

June 9, 2014 Updates

It is far enough in the distance, though, and enough hurdles remain that Gallinari cannot say with any certainty he will be ready by the end of September. Besides, he’s about the last person who needs to be reminded how tenuous the recovery can be. Gallinari was about eight months into the comeback from surgery to repair a torn cartilage suffered April 3, 2013, when it was determined, before Gallinari had returned to the court, that a second operation would be needed to reconstruct a ligament in the same knee. “I think training camp is realistic,” he said. “It’s something that we really talked about with the doctor. It’s something that we really want to achieve and we believe is going to be possible.” NBA.com

June 4, 2014 Updates

Danilo Gallanari's rehabilitation for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee is going as planned, and the versatile Nuggets forward is on pace to be ready for the team's training camp in the fall. Gallinari is currently in Rome for the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program and plans to travel to Milan later this week for the remainder of the month. In early July, he will hold an annual basketball camp near Venice. Denver Post

April 22, 2014 Updates

Danilo Gallinari said that he wants to play in the NBA for 10 more years and then he wants to return to Olimpia Milano. “I want to play in NBA till I will be 35” said Gallinari as reported by ANSA. “My goal is to play 16-17 seasons in the NBA. Then I will return to Olimpia Milano. I can play just with Olimpia Milano’s jersey. There are no other teams for me” added il Gallo. Sportando

April 18, 2014 Updates

Gallinari will bounce back and forth between Denver and Italy most of the summer. He's not sure whether he will practice with the Italian national team. Doctors would like him to do that to help him prepare for Denver's training camp. "When we talk about the schedule, I'll be ready for training camp," Gallinari said. "By the end of May, I'll be able to do most of the activities that I can possibly do. So in the summer I'll be able to practice a little bit with the national team just to get a feel." Denver Post

April 13, 2014 Updates

Gallinari was not available for Saturday night's game, but it was an important step for him just to be there — to be on the bench with his teammates. He hadn't been there all season, rehabbing and getting additional surgery on a torn ACL. He is not going to play in either of the last two games. Gallo just wanted to be there. "He asked if he could do that," said coach Brian Shaw. "Being injured, you're on the team, but you don't really feel like you've really been part of the team — not going through the practices and some of the same things that the other guys have had to endure and go through. Denver Post

February 7, 2014 Updates

Danilo Gallinari shakes his head while he smiles. This is about where he is mentally these days, a positive outlook combined with lingering I-can't-believe-all-of-this-happened. He is with the Nuggets on this trip, Friday back in New York where he started his NBA career, his first road trip with the team since undergoing a second procedure on his injured left knee — ACL reconstructive surgery on Jan. 21. Gallinari, with ice bags on both knees Friday morning, watched shootaround and then talked to The Denver Post about the ordeal, his first interview since the surgery. "I'm feeling good," Gallinari said. "The surgery went very well — this one went very well — and so we're just on the road, back from the beginning on the road to recover. The good thing is that all the work that I put in before is going to be, I can use it. The rehab is going to be much easier, so it's going to be much better." Denver Post

January 21, 2014 Updates

Gallinari, 25, is expected to be able to return to the Nuggets early in the 2014-15 season, sources said. Shortly after suffering the knee injury in an April 4 game against the Dallas Mavericks, Gallinari had surgery to repair a torn meniscus but the ACL reconstruction was delayed. There had been a belief on the doctor's part that the ACL could be strengthened to play again without the traditional procedure, but that never happened, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari underwent surgery this morning to reconstruct an ACL tear in his left knee. The surgery was performed by team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Steve Traina at Midtown Surgical Center. “It was recently determined that the procedure that Danilo underwent on his knee this past summer was insufficient,” Nuggets General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly said. NBA.com

“Danilo’s knee required that he undergo reconstruction of the ACL, which was successfully completed earlier this morning. Knowing Danilo’s drive and work ethic, we look forward to a full recovery and a healthy return to the court next season," Tim Connelly said. NBA.com

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