Gallinari became a member of the Thunder in mid-July 2019 after he and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander were traded from the Clippers in exchange for Paul George and a myriad of draft picks. The 31-year-old made his Oklahoma City debut Oct. 23 against the Jazz, recording 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes. About a month later, Nov. 25 in a win over the Warriors, the veteran forward recorded a season-high six assists. He would reach that mark again Jan. 27 in a game against the Mavericks. In a 117-104 win over the Timberwolves on Jan. 13, Gallinari scored a season-high 30 points, plus four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes. During a game against the Heat on Jan. 17, Gallinari drilled a season-high seven three-pointers en route in 27 points, six rebounds, four assists and one steal in 33 minutes. In a win over the Rockets on Jan. 20, Gallinari grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds, adding 25 points and one steal in 35 minutes. That performance marked one of Gallinari's three double-doubles. On Mar. 4, in a seven-point win over the Pistons, he swiped a season-high four steals while also recording 29 points, seven rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes. Appearing in all seven of the Thunder's playoff games against the Rockets, Gallinari averaged 15.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 30.3 minutes. His best playoff performance was Game 1, where he recorded 29 points (9-17 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 9-9 FT), three rebounds, three assists and one block in 33 minutes.2018
Gallinari started 68 games for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2018-2019. He averaged career highs in points and rebounds. Gallinari managed 19.8 points and 6.1 boards per contest. He shot a career-best 46.3 percent from the field, including 43.3 percent from three-point range. He hit at least five three-pointers in a game on six different occasions. Gallinari scored a season-high 34 points against Oklahoma City on March 8. He demonstrated his all-around excellence by notching seven double-doubles on the year. Gallo grabbed a season-high 15 boards against Memphis on March 31. The Italian forward scored over 20 points in three of six games against the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs. Gallinari did all he could to stave off elimination in Game 6, scoring a team-high 29 points.2017
Gallinari has come a long way since being drafted sixth overall by the Knicks back in 2008. Gallo has always been a productive player when on the floor, but his first season with Los Angeles was limited to just 21 games due to a fractured right hand. Still, the Clippers must be excited with what they saw from Gallinari in his brief playing time. In 32.0 minutes on the floor, Gallo averaged 15.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.0 assists. He also posted better than one (1.1) steal/block per game for the sixth time in seven seasons. Gallinari again continued his torrid three-point shooting, averaging 1.7 treys per game. Known as one of the NBA's free throw shooters, Gallinari's 93.1 percent clip from the foul line was his best output since his rookie season in 2008-09. He has shot better than 90 percent from the charity stripe each of the past two years. The big Italian is also reliable with the ball in his hands. Gallinari is fresh off a season in which he averaged just 1.2 turnovers per game.2016
Gallinari played 66 games during the 2016-17 season for the Nuggets, starting in each. The small forward averaged 18.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists over 33.9 minutes. He also shot 44.7 percent from the field and a respectable 38.9 percent from three-point range in just over five attempts per night. The Italian missed eight straight games in February with a groin injury. Later, he missed another four in a row in March with a knee issue. His best performance of the season came April 9, which featured 34 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 37 minutes against the Thunder. That was the third best scoring mark of his career, and he did it with 22 points in the third quarter. Gallinari posted 20-plus points on 21 occasions in the campaign, including a 32-point effort Jan. 28 against the Suns. The forward also notched four double-doubles. The Nuggets did not qualify for postseason play after finishing with a 40-42 record.2015
Gallinari signed a two-year extension with the Nuggets before the season. The Italian played 53 games, all of them as a starter. He averaged 19.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a career-high 34.5 minutes. The small forward also shot 41.0 percent on field goals and 36.4 percent on three-pointers. Gallinari started 2015-16 on fire, posting 23 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 35 minutes in a road win over Houston on Oct. 28. His best performance came Nov. 17, which featured 32 points., eight rebounds and eight assists against the Pelicans. The forward then grabbed a personal-best 18 boards Nov. 24 against the Clippers. On Feb. 5, Gallinari scored a season-high 33 points against the Bulls, converting all 18 of his free throws. He missed 22 straight games with an ankle injury that ruled him out for the rest of the campaign. The Nuggets finished with a 33-49 record and did not advance to the playoffs.2014
Gallinari returned in 2014-15 after a lengthy injury absence, playing 59 games for the Nuggets (27 starts). The Italian averaged 12.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 24.2 minutes. He made his official return to the court Oct. 29 against the Pistons, scoring seven points in 18 minutes. He also shot 40.1 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from three-point range. The forward missed 15 straight games between December and January with a torn meniscus. Despite the health issues, Gallinari registered the two best-scoring efforts of his career. On March 22, he scored 40 points to go with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in a win over Orlando. He then set another career high with 47 points against the Mavericks on April 10 while hitting a personal-best 15 field goals. In 27 starts, Gallinari averaged 17.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists. The Nuggets finished with a 30-52 record and did not qualify for postseason play.2013
After tearing his left ACL in 2012-13, Gallinari underwent surgery during the offseason. The Italian was first targeting a late November return for the Nuggets in 2013-14. He later learned the procedure was unsuccessful. Gallinari needed another knee surgery Jan. 21, ruling him out for the rest of the season. Wilson Chandler started in the small forward spot in his place for most of the campaign. The Nuggets finished with a 36-46 record and did not advance to the playoffs.2012
Gallinari appeared in 71 games in 2012-13, all of them as a starter. He averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists over 32.5 minutes of run. The small forward shot 41.8 percent from the field and 37.3 percent on three-pointers. December was definitely Gallinari's best month of the campaign. He first matched his career best with eight assists Dec. 7 against the Pacers. Then, on Dec. 28, the Italian scored a season-high 39 points to go with eight boards and three assists in 34 minutes against the Mavericks. The forward registered four blocks Jan. 30 against the Rockets, also matching a career high. Gallinari notched two double-doubles while scoring 20-plus points on 22 occasions. His season was cut short when he sustained a torn left ACL on April 4 with six games remaining. The Nuggets advanced to the playoffs with a 57-25 record, losing in the first round to the Warriors. Waiting for surgery, Gallinari did not play.2011
Gallinari played in Italy during the NBA lockout. He was back with the Nuggets for the beginning of the shortened season in December, appearing in 43 games (40 starts). The forward averaged 14.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and a career-high 2.7 assists in 31.4 minutes. On Jan. 1, Gallinari registered a personal-best five steals against the Lakers. On Jan. 21 he posted 37 points and 11 rebounds in 51 minutes in a double-overtime win over the Knicks. Those were all season highs, while his 51:42 on the court was also a career best. The Italian missed 13 straight games between February and March with an ankle sprain. He played eight times -- including a seven-assist effort against the Mavericks on March 19 -- before fracturing his left thumb to miss another 10 games from late March to early April. The Nuggets finished with a 38-28 record as the Western Conference's sixth seed. They lost to the Lakers in the first round, and Gallinari played in all the seven games. He averaged 13.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31.7 minutes during the postseason.2010
Gallinari played 48 games for the Knicks in the 2010-11 season, starting all of them in the power forward spot. The Italian averaged 15.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 34.8 minutes. On Nov. 20, he scored a career-best 31 points to go with four boards and four steals against the Clippers. On Feb. 4, the forward grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds against the 76ers. He was traded to the Nuggets on Feb. 22, as the Knicks landed Carmelo Anthony in a three-team deal. Gallinari debuted for his new club two nights later with two points and four rebounds against the Celtics. He bounced back with 30 points and nine rebounds in the following contest, against Portland. Gallinari played 14 games (12 starts) for the Nuggets, averaging 14.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 30.9 minutes on the floor. Denver advanced to the playoffs with a 50-32 record, losing to the Thunder in the first round. Gallinari averaged 12.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists over 29.6 minutes during the five-game series.2009
Gallinari appeared in a career-high 81 games (74 starts) for the Knicks during his sophomore season. He averaged 15.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in the small forward spot. The Italian also shot 42.3 percent from the field and 38.1 from three-point range. Gallinari converted a personal-best eight three-pointers for 30 points on Oct. 31 in 41 minutes against the 76ers. The forward posted another career high on April 2, dishing eight assists against the Warriors. On April 6, he scored 31 points against the Celtics, setting his season high. Gallinari's playing time increased significantly during the campaign from 28.4 minutes in November to 39.5 in April. Gallinari notched five double-doubles in 2009-10, including two 11-rebound efforts. He also scored 20-plus points on 20 occasions. The Knicks finished with a 29-53 record and did not qualify for the playoffs.2008
Gallinari was selected by the Knicks with the sixth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He had an escape clause in his contract with Italian club Olimpia Milano and signed a two-year deal before the season. The forward played 20 games (two starts), averaging 6.1 points and 2.0 rebounds over 14.7 minutes of run. He also shot an impressive 44.4 percent on three-pointers. Gallinari made his league debut Oct. 29 against the Heat, playing three minutes. He sustained a back injury in the next game and was ruled out until mid-January. The Italian returned Jan. 17, scoring six points in 15 minutes against the 76ers. On March 4, Gallinari scored a season-high 17 points against the Hawks. He ultimately flew back to Italy on March 17 to see a specialist about his back problems, missing the final 16 games of the season. The Knicks finished with a 33-49 record and did not qualify for the playoffs.
June 26, 2008Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft and signed his rookie contract shortly thereafter.
February 22, 2011As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the New York Knicks with Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov, cash, a 2012 2nd round draft pick, a 2013 2nd round draft pick, a 2014 1st round draft pickand a 2016 1st round draft pick to the Denver Nuggets; the Nuggets traded a 2015 2nd round draft pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves; the Nuggets traded Carmelo Anthony, Renaldo Balkman, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams and a 2016 1st round draft pick to the Knicks; the Timberwolves traded Kosta Koufos to the Nuggets; the Timberwolves traded Corey Brewer to the Knicks; and the Knicks traded Eddy Curry, Anthony Randolph and cash to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
January 1, 2012Signed a four-year contract extension with the Denver Nuggets.
August 3, 2015Declined the fourth-year player option in his previous contract an signed a three-year contract extension with the Denver Nuggets.
July 6, 2017As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Los Angeles Clippers; the Atlanta Hawks traded a 2019 2nd round draft pick to the Nuggets; and the Clippers traded Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone, cash and a 2018 1st round draft pick Hawks.
July 10, 2019Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a 2021 1st round draft pick, a 2022 1st round draft pick, a 2023 1st round draft pick, a 2023 1st round draft pick, a 2024 1st round draft pick, a 2025 1st round draft pick and a 2026 1st round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Paul George.
November 20, 2020Signed a three-year, $61.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks as part of a sign-and-trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Hawks sent the Thunder a protected 2025 second-round draft pick.