HoopsHype Danilo Gallinari rumors


May 22, 2015 Updates

After requiring nearly two years to recover from a knee surgery that Danilo Gallinari believes was initially botched, the 26-year-old forward finally regained his form late last season and appears now to be a centerpiece in the Nuggets' rebuilding efforts, as is center Jusuf Nurkic, recently named one of the league's 10 best rookies. While Kroenke steadfastly refuses to offer specific names when talking about plans to aggressively retool the roster prior to opening night of the next NBA season, it's realistic to expect point guard Ty Lawson or forward Kenneth Faried or both to be part of trade discussions prior to the June 25 draft. Denver Post

April 17, 2015 Updates

The Nuggets need a bona fide star. Can Gallo be an all-star in this league? "It's my goal. It has been in my mind since I came in the league. ... There is something in my mind that tells me I have a chance to go to the All-Star Weekend," said Gallinari, looking forward to next season after needing almost two years to regain his form after a knee injury in 2013 led to the downfall of the Nuggets in the playoffs and the nasty divorce between Karl and Kroenke. Denver Post

April 6, 2015 Updates

Will you be playing this summer with the Italian national team? Danilo Gallinari: Yeah. We will be playing together so hopefully we will be able to achieve or accomplish something together. ProjectSpurs.com

Jeff: So about Marco’s nearly naked photo, what did you say to him? Danilo Gallinari: (laughing) It was a fun thing to do, he had a lot of fun. He was just saying it still looks ugly even though it was on a GQ cover. I was just kidding with him. I’m happy for him because when he plays basketball, he has a chance to have fun doing that kind of stuff. It was great. And hopefully they didn’t do a lot of Photoshop because his body looks pretty different. ProjectSpurs.com

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January 27, 2015 Updates

Asked about his level of frustration with the non-call, Gallinari simply grinned and said, “I’ll let the people watch the replay and make their own judgment.” Shaw, however, steamed. “It’s frustrating when night-in and night-out all of those kind of calls go against us,” he said. “And the explanation of i changes all the time, when we get an explanation. Or they admit that they made a mistake after the fact when it’s already cost us a game.” Denver Post

January 22, 2015 Updates

Chris Dempsey: #Nuggets F Danilo Gallinari will be available to play on Friday vs. Boston. He last played on Dec. 20 before suffering a torn meniscus Twitter @dempseypost

January 19, 2015 Updates

Danilo Gallinari says he is close to playing again, aiming for a return in Friday's home game against Boston. The veteran forward has missed 13 games because of torn meniscus in his right knee; he hasn't played since before Christmas. But he has made progress and is the next player on track to return to the Nuggets' lineup. Denver Post

That’s why Randy Foye’s return on Saturday night after missing 26 straight games with a quad injury was the perfect time for one of the oldest tricks in NBA players’ books: The Fake Substitution. Randy, you have the floor. “Gallo said ‘Randy! Coach called you.’ So I took off running,” Foye said, a grin rising on his face. “Then coach looked at me when I ran up. He was like ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘You didn’t call me?’ And then I ran back to the bench and I looked and everybody was in tears (laughing).” Classic. “They got me,” Foye said. “I’m usually the prankster on the team." Denver Post

January 9, 2015 Updates

According to general manager Tim Connelly, the Nuggets could see the return of two significant players — center JaVale McGee and forward Danilo Gallinari — in the next week. McGee has missed 17 consecutive games because of complications to the muscle around his surgically repaired left tibia. He's played in only one of Denver's past 23 games. Gallinari has been out since Dec. 22 because of torn meniscus. Denver Post

January 7, 2015 Updates

Danilo Gallinari's inactivity following knee surgery hasn't affected his foul shooting. Before Monday's game against Minnesota at the Target Center, the Nuggets' forward shot free throws for the first time since he had surgery Dec. 24 to repair a right meniscus tear. "I shot 50 and I made 50," said Gallinari, who has a career percentage of 84.6 from the foul line. "That's normal for me. I'm a pretty good free-throw shooter." Denver Post

December 22, 2014 Updates
December 21, 2014 Updates

The bad news keeps coming for Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari. Following his best game of the season, Gallinari was diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his right knee. He is expected to undergo surgery in the next couple of days, and there is a tentative three-week timetable for his return. Denver Post

John Schuhmann: ACL tear was left knee. This is the right. RT @JetStar31: @John Schuhmann was that same knee as previous injury? Twitter @johnschuhmann

December 20, 2014 Updates
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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