HoopsHype Danilo Gallinari rumors

December 12, 2014 Updates

"It's tough," Gallinari said. "It's tough. It's a situation I've never been in before. And so what I'm doing is trying to focus on what I can control. And what I can control is to come in every morning, put in my work, be ready for games, and that's all I can do." Right now, however, Gallinari's steadily declining playing time is a moot point. He's sidelined for what he estimates will be at least the next two games — Saturday at Houston and Sunday at home against the San Antonio Spurs — while he deals with bone bruises in his right knee. Denver Post

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Sportando: Nuggets F Danilo Gallinari said to La Gazzetta dello Sport that he doesn’t know why he is not starting but coming off the bench this season. Gallinari: I don’t know why I’m not starting. I am not used to that because never happened to me. It’s not easy. But I have to get used ASAP Twitter @sportando

November 17, 2014 Updates

The Nuggets will go into Monday's game at Cleveland without Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson, coach Brian Shaw said Sunday. Gallinari and Robinson are not yet cleared to play in back-to-back games. Robinson is dealing with more nicks and bruises on top of making sure his surgically repaired knee is fully healthy. "Nate and Gallo will be out for sure," Shaw said. "We'll see about J.J. (Hickson)." Denver Post

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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

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