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Danilo Gallinari

27-Year-Old    SF    Denver Nuggets

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

19.8

REB

5.4

AST

2.6

STL

0.7

BLK

0.4

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

There was much speculation about Gallinari coming into the 2014-15 season due to his recent injury history, but he showed some promise with a very productive season after a slow start in his initial return. After missing the whole 2013-14 season due to a botched knee surgery...

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HT: 6' 10"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 8/8/1988     DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #6 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Danilo Gallinari Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $45 million extension with Denver in July 2015.

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Gallinari scored 24 points (7-16 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 6-7 FT) to go with seven assists, three rebounds, and two steals over 41 minutes in a 105-104 loss to the Nets on Monda.

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Danilo Gallinari NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 28 14.8 6.1 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.1 1.1 44.8 96.3 0.5 0.5 1.5 2.6 44.4 2.0 4.5 0.9 1.0
2009-10 20 81 33.9 15.1 4.9 1.7 0.9 0.7 2.3 42.3 81.8 1.4 0.8 4.1 6.0 38.1 4.8 11.4 3.1 3.8
2010-11 21 DEN 14 30.9 14.7 5.4 1.6 0.9 0.6 1.4 41.2 77.2 1.8 0.8 4.6 3.9 37.0 3.9 9.4 5.6 7.2
2010-11 21 NYK 48 34.8 15.9 4.8 1.7 0.8 0.4 1.7 41.5 89.3 1.2 1.0 3.8 5.0 34.7 4.4 10.6 5.4 6.0
2010-11 21 DEN/NYK 62 33.9 15.6 4.9 1.7 0.8 0.4 1.7 41.4 86.2 1.3 1.0 4.0 4.7 35.2 4.3 10.3 5.4 6.3
2011-12 22 DEN 43 31.4 14.6 4.7 2.7 1.0 0.5 1.4 41.4 87.1 1.6 0.7 4.0 4.3 32.8 4.5 10.8 4.2 4.9
2012-13 23 DEN 71 32.5 16.2 5.2 2.5 0.9 0.5 1.9 41.8 82.2 1.6 0.9 4.3 5.1 37.3 5.1 12.3 4.0 4.9
2014-15 25 DEN 59 24.2 12.4 3.7 1.4 0.8 0.3 1.8 40.1 89.5 1.0 0.5 3.2 5.1 35.5 3.9 9.6 2.9 3.2
2015-16 26 DEN 47 34.7 19.8 5.4 2.6 0.7 0.4 1.7 41.3 88.0 1.4 1.0 4.4 4.6 36.9 5.5 13.3 7.1 8.1
Rest Of Season Projections 27 DEN 28 33.8 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Danilo Gallinari
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Danilo Gallinari NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 37.5 25.0 3.0 2.5 1.3 0.3 2.3 40.4 91.8 1.0 0.3 2.8 6.0 37.5 5.8 14.3 11.3 12.3
Last 14 Days 8 35.9 23.1 3.9 2.9 1.0 0.3 2.0 45.5 89.3 1.6 0.5 3.4 4.9 41.0 6.4 14.0 8.4 9.4
Last 30 Days 16 35.0 22.7 4.1 2.1 1.0 0.2 1.8 42.9 88.6 1.8 0.5 3.6 5.1 35.8 6.1 14.1 8.8 9.9
Last 5 Games 5 35.8 22.6 3.2 2.8 1.2 0.2 2.0 42.2 90.7 1.6 0.2 3.0 5.2 38.5 5.4 12.8 9.8 10.8
Last 10 Games 10 35.7 23.0 4.0 2.7 1.0 0.2 1.7 45.3 88.1 1.7 0.5 3.5 4.4 38.6 6.2 13.7 8.9 10.1
Last 20 Games 20 35.4 23.3 4.6 2.3 1.0 0.2 1.8 44.1 86.5 1.7 0.7 3.9 4.9 36.7 6.4 14.5 8.7 10.0

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Danilo Gallinari
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 8 @BKN 41 24 3 7 2 0 1 7 16 6 7 4 7 1 2 1
2016-2Feb 7 @NYK 37 19 4 1 1 0 0 4 13 9 10 2 7 0 4 3
2016-2Feb 5 CHI 35 33 3 2 1 1 1 7 12 18 18 1 3 0 3 3
2016-2Feb 3 @UTA 37 24 2 0 1 0 2 5 16 12 14 2 7 0 2 3
2016-2Feb 1 TOR 29 13 4 4 1 0 4 4 7 4 5 1 2 0 4 1
2016-1Jan 30 @IND 41 23 3 2 1 0 2 8 17 6 6 1 4 0 3 0
2016-1Jan 28 @WAS 35 26 5 6 1 0 2 8 15 6 8 4 5 0 5 0
2016-1Jan 27 @BOS 32 23 7 1 0 1 1 8 16 6 7 1 4 3 4 1
2016-1Jan 25 ATL 32 15 3 2 0 0 3 3 10 9 10 0 2 1 2 0
2016-1Jan 23 DET 38 30 6 2 2 0 1 8 15 13 16 1 3 0 6 0
2016-1Jan 21 MEM 31 17 3 0 0 0 1 5 15 4 4 3 9 1 2 2
2016-1Jan 19 OKC 39 27 3 1 2 0 2 10 21 3 5 4 9 0 3 3
2016-1Jan 17 IND 23 23 4 2 2 0 4 6 11 10 10 1 4 2 2 6
2016-1Jan 15 MIA 38 11 4 2 0 0 3 2 10 6 6 1 5 0 4 2
2016-1Jan 13 GSW 38 28 5 2 1 0 0 5 14 17 19 1 2 0 5 1
2016-1Jan 10 CHA 34 27 6 0 1 1 2 7 18 11 13 2 8 0 6 1
2016-1Jan 8 @MEM 35 29 8 3 0 0 2 8 18 11 11 2 6 2 6 2
2016-1Jan 6 @MIN 35 20 7 4 0 0 2 6 15 6 7 2 2 0 7 1
2016-1Jan 3 POR 36 29 5 3 1 1 0 8 13 11 16 2 4 0 5 2
2016-1Jan 2 @GSW 41 24 6 2 2 0 0 9 18 5 8 1 5 3 3 2
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2015-12Dec 30 @POR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 29 CLE Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 27 @OKC Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 26 @SAS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 23 @PHO Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 22 LAL Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 20 NOP 23 18 2 3 0 0 0 3 10 11 12 1 2 0 2 0
2015-12Dec 18 @UTA 34 11 1 2 0 0 0 3 10 4 4 1 4 0 1 1
2015-12Dec 15 @MIN 28 15 3 5 0 0 1 3 7 8 11 1 2 1 2 2
2015-12Dec 14 HOU 32 15 5 7 2 0 2 4 8 6 7 1 3 0 5 0
2015-12Dec 11 MIN 42 23 7 4 1 0 0 6 14 8 8 3 5 1 6 1
2015-12Dec 8 ORL 38 13 6 2 1 1 1 5 14 2 2 1 4 1 5 0
2015-12Dec 5 @PHI 39 24 7 1 1 1 0 7 14 7 9 3 9 2 5 4
2015-12Dec 3 @TOR 35 21 5 3 0 0 0 7 13 4 4 3 7 1 4 4
2015-12Dec 2 @CHI 35 13 5 4 1 0 0 5 15 2 4 1 3 1 4 1
2015-11Nov 30 @MIL 34 13 4 3 1 1 4 3 8 5 5 2 4 0 4 2
2015-11Nov 28 @DAL 34 12 9 1 1 1 3 4 12 2 2 2 6 1 8 0
2015-11Nov 27 SAS 35 16 10 2 0 0 0 5 15 4 4 2 4 1 9 0
2015-11Nov 24 LAC 37 20 18 3 0 0 2 2 10 16 17 0 5 0 18 3
2015-11Nov 22 GSW 34 19 6 2 1 0 4 4 16 10 11 1 4 2 4 3
2015-11Nov 20 PHO 39 15 10 4 0 2 1 4 14 6 8 1 6 2 8 2
2015-11Nov 18 @SAS 31 9 8 3 0 1 0 2 9 4 4 1 2 3 5 2
2015-11Nov 17 @NOP 37 32 8 8 0 0 3 12 19 3 4 5 8 1 7 1
2015-11Nov 14 @PHO 24 8 4 2 0 1 0 2 12 3 3 1 5 2 2 4
2015-11Nov 13 HOU 36 27 1 3 1 0 2 7 9 10 10 3 4 1 0 3
2015-11Nov 11 MIL 38 25 7 1 1 0 3 7 17 7 7 4 8 3 4 0
2015-11Nov 9 POR 35 6 5 3 1 0 4 2 10 2 2 0 5 0 5 1
2015-11Nov 6 @GSW 34 25 3 1 0 0 1 7 13 9 9 2 4 1 2 1
2015-11Nov 5 UTA 37 18 5 1 0 2 0 6 12 6 9 0 2 2 3 2
2015-11Nov 3 @LAL 35 21 8 3 1 1 0 6 12 9 10 0 0 4 4 1
2015-11Nov 1 @OKC 27 15 4 0 1 0 1 3 13 7 8 2 5 2 2 2
2015-10Oct 30 MIN 33 10 2 1 0 0 1 4 13 2 2 0 3 0 2 4
2015-10Oct 28 @HOU 36 23 8 3 1 3 0 7 15 6 6 3 5 2 6 1
Danilo Gallinari Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Danilo Gallinari – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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Also Listed As:  #5 Power Forward

1.  Danilo Gallinari

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True Shooting Percentage

58.8%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Danilo Gallinari has a true shooting percentage of 58.8%.

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Danilo Gallinari NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 28 36.0 14.8 4.8 1.3 1.2 0.3 2.8 44.8 96.3 1.3 1.1 3.7 6.3 44.4 4.9 10.9 2.3 2.4
2009-10 20 81 36.0 16.0 5.2 1.8 1.0 0.8 2.4 42.3 81.8 1.4 0.9 4.4 6.4 38.1 5.1 12.1 3.3 4.0
2010-11 21 DEN 14 36.0 17.1 6.3 1.8 1.1 0.7 1.7 41.2 77.2 2.1 0.9 5.4 4.5 37.0 4.5 10.9 6.5 8.4
2010-11 21 NYK 48 36.0 16.5 4.9 1.8 0.8 0.4 1.8 41.5 89.3 1.2 1.0 3.9 5.1 34.7 4.5 11.0 5.6 6.2
2010-11 21 DEN/NYK 62 36.0 16.6 5.2 1.8 0.9 0.5 1.8 41.4 86.2 1.4 1.0 4.2 5.0 35.2 4.5 11.0 5.8 6.7
2011-12 22 DEN 43 36.0 16.7 5.4 3.1 1.1 0.6 1.6 41.4 87.1 1.8 0.7 4.6 4.9 32.8 5.1 12.4 4.8 5.6
2012-13 23 DEN 71 36.0 17.9 5.7 2.7 1.0 0.6 2.1 41.8 82.2 1.7 1.0 4.7 5.6 37.3 5.7 13.6 4.5 5.4
2014-15 25 DEN 59 36.0 18.5 5.5 2.1 1.2 0.5 2.7 40.1 89.5 1.4 0.8 4.7 7.6 35.5 5.8 14.3 4.3 4.8
2015-16 26 DEN 47 36.0 20.6 5.6 2.7 0.8 0.4 1.8 41.3 88.0 1.5 1.0 4.5 4.8 36.9 5.7 13.8 7.4 8.4
Rest Of Season Projections 27 DEN 28 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Danilo Gallinari
Preseason Projections 27 DEN 68 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Danilo Gallinari

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Danilo Gallinari NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 28 413 170 55 15 14 4 32 44.8 96.3 15 13 42 72 44.4 56 125 26 27
2009-10 20 81 2749 1221 398 135 75 58 186 42.3 81.8 110 65 333 488 38.1 392 927 251 307
2010-11 21 DEN 14 433 206 76 22 13 9 20 41.2 77.2 25 11 65 54 37.0 54 131 78 101
2010-11 21 NYK 48 1671 764 229 82 38 18 83 41.5 89.3 58 48 181 239 34.7 211 509 259 290
2010-11 21 DEN/NYK 62 2104 970 305 104 51 27 103 41.4 86.2 83 59 246 293 35.2 265 640 337 391
2011-12 22 DEN 43 1351 628 202 116 42 23 60 41.4 87.1 68 28 174 183 32.8 193 466 182 209
2012-13 23 DEN 71 2309 1149 367 176 64 36 135 41.8 82.2 111 65 302 362 37.3 364 871 286 348
2014-15 25 DEN 59 1426 734 218 83 47 20 107 40.1 89.5 57 31 187 301 35.5 228 568 171 191
2015-16 26 DEN 47 1630 932 252 121 34 18 80 41.3 88.0 66 47 205 217 36.9 258 624 336 382
Rest Of Season Projections 27 DEN 28 947 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Danilo Gallinari
Preseason Projections 27 DEN 68 2162 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Danilo Gallinari

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Danilo Gallinari NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 19 28 14.8 62.1 57.6 9.0 9.0 1.0 6.2
2009-10 20 81 33.9 57.5 52.3 10.3 8.4 1.2 14.6
2010-11 21 DEN 14 30.9 58.7 48.9 9.9 11.2 0.9 14.4
2010-11 21 NYK 48 34.8 60.0 49.6 10.6 7.5 1.4 15.5
2010-11 21 DEN/NYK 62 33.9 59.7 49.5 10.4 8.3 1.3 15.2
2011-12 22 DEN 43 31.4 56.3 47.9 15.6 9.2 1.7 15.0
2012-13 23 DEN 71 32.5 56.1 49.5 13.4 8.5 1.6 15.7
2014-15 25 DEN 59 24.2 56.3 49.6 10.5 7.2 1.5 11.6
2015-16 26 DEN 47 34.7 58.8 47.8 12.4 6.7 1.8 18.7
Rest Of Season Projections 27 DEN 28 33.8 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Danilo Gallinari
Preseason Projections 27 DEN 68 31.8 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Danilo Gallinari

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Danilo Gallinari: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gallinari posted 33 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 18-18 FT), three rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal over 35 minutes in Friday's 110-105 victory over the Bulls.

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Gallinari had 24 points (5-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 12-14 FT), two rebounds, and one steal in 37 minutes during the Nuggets' 85-81 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.

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Gallinari scored 23 points (8-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 41 minutes during Saturday's overtime loss to the Pacers.

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Gallinari scored 26 points (8-15 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT) to go along with six assists, five rebounds and a steal on Thursday in a win against the Wizards.

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Gallinari had 23 points (8-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds, an assist and a block in a loss against the Celtics on Wednesday.

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Gallinari scored 30 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 13-16 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two steals over 38 minutes in Saturday's 104-101 victory over the Pistons.

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Gallinari recorded 27 points (10-21 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-5 FT), three rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 39 minutes during the Nuggets' 110-104 loss to the Thunder on Tuesday.

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Gallinari scored 23 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 10-10 FT) while adding four rebounds, two assists and two steals in just 23 minutes before fouling out of Sunday's win over the Pacers.

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Gallinari scored 28 points (5-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 17-19 FT) to go with five rebounds, two assists, and a steal over 38 minutes in a 112-110 victory over the Warriors on Wednesday.

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Gallinari recorded 27 points (7-18 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 11-13 FT), six rebounds, one steal, and one block in 34 minutes during the Nuggets' 95-92 win over the Hornets on Sunday.

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Gallinari had 29 points (8-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 11-11 FT), eight rebounds, and three assists in 35 minutes during the Nuggets' 91-84 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday.

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Gallinari scored 20 points (6-15 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 6-7 FT) to go with seven rebounds and four assists over 35 minutes in a 78-74 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Danilo Gallinari's (knee) rehab process has gone as planned, and it looks increasingly likely that he will be able to return for training camp. He missed the entire 2013-14 season due to a torn ACL, which he eventually had surgically repaired in January of this year. Still just 25 years old, Gallinari should be plenty motivated to make a strong comeback after last season's frustrating campaign. While we're decidedly skeptical about Gallinari's health for the start of this season due to how poorly the Nuggets managed his injury last season, if he's healthy, he should be the starter at small forward, which should put him in position to be a fantasy boon in three-pointers this season.

2013-14

While he could return from a knee injury sometime in December, it wouldn't be wise to rely on his return before the calendar turns to 2014. The oft-injured sharpshooter played in 71 games before his ACL injury last season, but prior to that, we have to go all the way back to 2009-10 to find a season in which he played more than 60 games. However, once he's back and close to 100 percent, it will be quite the shot in the arm for the fantasy teams that own him. Last season, he averaged 16.2 points with 1.9 three-pointers in 33 minutes per game. Unfortunately, he has shot between 41 and 42 percent from the field in each of his last three seasons, so that seems to be a reasonable expectation once again. The Nuggets are not without options on the wing and at the four, so Gallinari will be fortunate to get 33 minutes per game again. Still, he's a career 84 percent free-throw shooter and averaged 5.2 boards and 0.9 steals per game last season, so he brings more to the table than just scoring and long-range shooting. He'll start the season on your bench but could become a weekly starter when he returns in a couple months.

2012-13

Last season was a bit of a disappointment for Gallinari and his fantasy owners. He seemed poised to breakout and become a legit go-to option for the Nuggets, but as has been the case throughout his career, injuries limited his production. He missed 23 games in 2011-12, after missing 16 games the previous season. Gallinari also dealt with back and shoulder injuries while playing internationally this summer. So, considering his previous issues staying on the court, expectations need to be somewhat tempered heading into the 2012-13 season. The Nuggets traded for Andre Iguodala this offseason and will be featuring Wilson Chandler more prominently as well, so Gallinari won’t be asked to do it all by himself. He’s never been as efficient of a shooter as many thought he’d be, but he has still put up between 14-to-16 points per game over the past five seasons.

2011-12

After a midseason trade to the Nuggets from the outside-shot-happy Knicks, Gallinari became one of the better players in the league at attacking the basket and getting to the charity stripe. And given Gallinari’s career free-throw percentage of 84.7 that should translate into increased fantasy value this coming season. Gallinari’s expected to hold down the team’s starting small forward slot again this year, and with J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin possibly leaving the team via free agency, there should be more minutes and shots available for him, especially with Wilson Chandler - who signed with a Chinese-league team - out of the picture for the time being. Gallinari could be one of the focal points of the team’s offense, and a breakout season could be in store.

2010-11

Although Gallinari's 15.1 points per game from last season might not cry "fantasy star in the making," there are some reasons to be optimistic about the Knick's fantasy prospects for 2010-11. For one, Gallinari proved to be more durable last year than even his most ardent supporters could've probably expected. After having considerable problems with his back during his rookie campaign – complications that forced him to miss all but 28 games – Gallinari played in 81 last season. Second, was his performance towards the end of the season. During eight April contests, Gallinari took on a much larger role, as coach Mike D'Antoni took stock of his talent entering the offseason. In that time, Gallinari averaged 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.8 threes per game – all considerably above his season averages. Notably, his shooting percentage changed little over this period (43.5, as compared to 42.3 for the season), suggesting both that (a) Gallinari's success wasn't a sample-size fluke and (b) he could maintain his efficiency even while handling more possessions. Finally, it's hard not to like the way Gallinari's second NBA season compares to Danny Granger's (back in 2006-07). In almost every category that matters, the two are virtually identical: points (15.1 for Gallinari, 13.9 for Granger), rebounds (4.9, 4.6), threes (2.3, 1.3), steals (0.9, 0.8), blocks (0.7, 0.7), and field goal percentage (42.3%, 45.9%). Plus, the Italian was more than two years younger while putting up his line. Of course, that doesn't mean he'll ultimately become the present day Granger, but it bodes well, nonetheless.

2009-10

Gallinari saw his rookie campaign cut very short due to a bulging disk in his back that bothered him all season and eventually led to season-ending surgery. This is a big red flag for a young international player that already faced questions about whether he’d be physically able to compete in the NBA. On the bright side, Gallinari is expected to be healthy at the start of training camp, and he is exceedingly confident, having already announced his willingness to be the new face of the Knicks. Gallinari was a star in Europe, and as a 6-9 point forward with strong ball-handling ability he may be able to operate in a Hedo Turkoglu-like mold despite lacking upper echelon athleticism. Gallinari has a good midrange jumper and excellent passing skills, but if he’s guarded by smaller wings he’ll have to knock down the consistent trey over shorter opponents or take them to the block and score over them. Gallinari also has to beat out solid frontcourt players like Wilson Chandler and David Lee for playing time, which increases the risk of relying upon him. Nevertheless he has upside, and he is going to be playing for Mike D’Antoni who has a history as a star-maker, so Gallinari should be on your radar.

2008-09

The sixth-overall selection in the 2008 Draft, Gallinari showed a glimpse of his potential in the Vegas Summer League - the ability to run the floor, a very smooth outside shot, and the strength to finish in traffic. Unfortunately, it was a very brief glimpse - back problems ended his summer before the buzzer sounded in the Knicks' first game. Long-term, Gallinari could emerge as a really interesting combo forward and complement to Wilson Chandler. But considering his age (20), inexperience and the Knicks' glut of forwards, it's hard to imagine he'll contribute much as a rookie.

2007-08

The sixth-overall selection in the 2008 Draft, Gallinari showed a glimpse of his potential in the Vegas Summer League - the ability to run the floor, a very smooth outside shot, and the strength to finish in traffic. Unfortunately, it was a very brief glimpse - back problems ended his summer before the buzzer sounded in the Knicks' first game. Long-term, Gallinari could emerge as a really interesting combo forward and complement to Wilson Chandler. But considering his age (20), inexperience and the Knicks' glut of forwards, it's hard to imagine he'll contribute much as a rookie.