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Danilo Gallinari

29-Year-Old        Los Angeles Clippers

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

15.3

REB

4.8

AST

2.0

STL

0.6

BLK

0.5

2017 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Gallinari, who hasn’t played at least 70 games in a season since 2012-13, struggled to stay healthy once more. He played in just 63 games this past season while dealing with ankle, knee and groin injuries. That said, he performed well when he did play, leading the Nuggets in...

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HT: 6' 10"   WT: 225 lbs   DOB: 8/8/1988  College: Italy   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #6 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Danilo Gallinari Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $65 million contract with the Clippers in July of 2017.

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Gallinari partook in only 21 games for the Clippers this season, where he averaged 15.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

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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 53 34.7 19.5 5.3 2.5 0.8 0.4 1.6 41.0 86.8 1.5 1.0 4.3 4.5 36.4 5.4 13.2 7.1 8.2
2016-17 27 DEN 63 33.9 18.2 5.2 2.1 0.6 0.2 2.0 44.7 90.2 1.3 0.6 4.5 5.1 38.9 5.3 11.9 5.5 6.1
2017-18 28 LAC 21 32.0 15.3 4.8 2.0 0.6 0.5 1.7 39.8 93.1 1.2 0.4 4.4 5.3 32.4 4.9 12.2 3.9 4.1
2017-18 Projections 29 LAC 63 33.9 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 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 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 25.8 10.6 4.0 1.0 0.2 0.8 1.0 31.7 84.6 1.0 0.4 3.6 3.2 31.3 2.6 8.2 4.4 5.2
Last 10 Games 10 29.6 15.9 4.8 1.2 0.4 0.8 1.9 45.7 89.8 1.0 0.7 4.1 4.5 42.2 4.8 10.5 4.4 4.9
Last 20 Games 20 30.4 14.9 4.4 1.9 0.5 0.5 1.6 41.5 93.9 1.2 0.4 4.0 4.9 32.0 4.8 11.5 3.9 4.1

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Danilo Gallinari
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 11 LAL 100-115 Did Not Play
Apr 9 NOP 100-113 Did Not Play
Apr 7 DEN 115-134 Did Not Play
Apr 5 @UTA 117-95 Did Not Play
Apr 3 SAS 113-110 Did Not Play
Apr 1 IND 104-111 32 7 6 1 0 3 1 1 9 5 5 0 3 1 5 1
Mar 30 @POR 105-96 25 11 2 1 1 1 2 3 6 3 5 2 2 0 2 2
Mar 28 @PHO 99-111 Did Not Play
Mar 27 MIL 105-98 Did Not Play
Mar 25 @TOR 106-117 Did Not Play
Mar 23 @IND 109-104 Did Not Play
Mar 21 @MIL 120-127 Did Not Play
Mar 20 @MIN 123-109 Did Not Play
Mar 18 POR 109-122 Did Not Play
Mar 16 @OKC 121-113 Did Not Play
Mar 15 @HOU 101-96 Did Not Play
Mar 13 @CHI 106-112 Did Not Play
Mar 10 ORL 113-105 Did Not Play
Mar 9 CLE 116-102 Did Not Play
Mar 6 NOP 116-121 Did Not Play
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Mar 4 BKN 123-120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 2 NYK 128-105 Did Not Play
Feb 28 HOU 92-105 Did Not Play
Feb 27 @DEN 120-122 Did Not Play
Feb 23 @PHO 117-128 Did Not Play
Feb 22 @GSW 134-127 32 15 3 2 0 0 1 5 15 4 6 1 4 1 2 0
Feb 14 @BOS 119-129 40 20 9 1 0 0 1 4 11 10 10 2 7 0 9 1
Feb 12 @BKN 101-114 35 16 5 0 0 2 2 6 9 2 2 2 3 0 5 1
Feb 10 @PHI 112-98 40 22 5 2 0 1 0 7 15 5 6 3 9 1 4 2
Feb 9 @DET 95-108 28 16 4 2 2 0 0 5 13 4 4 2 7 1 3 3
Feb 5 DAL 104-101 34 28 5 2 0 0 1 9 13 6 6 4 5 1 4 1
Feb 3 CHI 113-103 30 24 9 1 1 1 2 8 14 5 5 3 5 2 7 1
Jan 30 POR 96-104 25 15 5 1 0 0 0 6 12 2 2 1 4 0 5 2
Jan 28 @NOP 103-112 Did Not Play
Jan 26 @MEM 100-109 Did Not Play
Jan 24 BOS 102-113 Did Not Play
Jan 22 MIN 118-126 Did Not Play
Jan 20 @UTA 125-113 Did Not Play
Jan 17 DEN 109-104 Did Not Play
Jan 15 HOU 113-102 Did Not Play
Jan 13 SAC 126-105 Did Not Play
Jan 11 @SAC 115-121 Did Not Play
Jan 10 @GSW 106-125 Did Not Play
Jan 8 ATL 108-107 Did Not Play
Jan 6 GSW 105-121 Did Not Play
Jan 4 OKC 117-127 Did Not Play
Jan 2 MEM 113-105 Did Not Play
Dec 31 CHA 106-98 Did Not Play
Dec 29 @LAL 106-121 Did Not Play
Dec 26 SAC 122-95 Did Not Play
Dec 23 @MEM 115-112 Did Not Play
Dec 22 @HOU 118-128 Did Not Play
Dec 20 PHO 108-95 Did Not Play
Dec 18 @SAS 109-91 Did Not Play
Dec 16 @MIA 90-85 Did Not Play
Dec 15 @WAS 100-91 Did Not Play
Dec 13 @ORL 95-106 Did Not Play
Dec 11 TOR 96-91 Did Not Play
Dec 9 WAS 113-112 36 25 3 2 1 0 2 8 19 7 7 2 7 0 3 1
Dec 6 MIN 107-113 26 7 4 0 1 0 2 2 13 2 2 1 5 0 4 0
Dec 3 @MIN 112-106 Did Not Play
Dec 2 @DAL 108-82 Did Not Play
Nov 30 UTA 107-126 Did Not Play
Nov 27 LAL 120-115 Did Not Play
Nov 25 @SAC 95-97 Did Not Play
Nov 22 @ATL 103-116 Did Not Play
Nov 20 @NYK 107-85 Did Not Play
Nov 18 @CHA 102-87 Did Not Play
Nov 17 @CLE 118-113 Did Not Play
Nov 13 PHI 105-109 Did Not Play
Nov 11 @NOP 111-103 Did Not Play
Nov 10 @OKC 120-111 Did Not Play
Nov 7 @SAS 120-107 Did Not Play
Nov 5 MIA 101-104 13 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 4 4 0 2 1 0 1
Nov 4 MEM 104-113 36 10 4 6 0 1 1 4 10 2 2 0 4 0 4 1
Nov 1 DAL 119-98 26 14 6 4 1 0 0 5 10 1 1 3 7 0 6 2
Oct 30 GSW 113-141 34 19 2 4 0 0 2 8 15 1 1 2 6 0 2 2
Oct 28 DET 87-95 38 13 6 2 0 0 3 4 16 2 2 3 10 0 6 2
Oct 26 @POR 103-104 38 16 3 2 0 0 1 4 13 8 8 0 5 0 3 2
Oct 24 UTA 102-84 39 14 6 3 3 0 2 5 11 4 4 0 2 0 6 1
Oct 21 PHO 130-88 30 12 8 1 0 0 2 4 14 1 1 3 8 1 7 2
Oct 19 @LAL 92-108 33 11 5 3 2 1 0 3 13 3 4 2 6 0 5 2
Danilo Gallinari Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Danilo Gallinari – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Power Forward

1.  Danilo Gallinari

2.  Luc Mbah a Moute

3.  Wesley Johnson

4.  Tobias Harris

5.  Sindarius Thornwell

6.  Sam Dekker

7.  C.J. Williams

Los Angeles Clippers

True Shooting Percentage

54.5%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Danilo Gallinari has a true shooting percentage of 54.5%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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 53 36.0 20.3 5.5 2.6 0.8 0.4 1.7 41.0 86.8 1.5 1.0 4.5 4.7 36.4 5.6 13.7 7.3 8.5
2016-17 27 DEN 63 36.0 19.3 5.5 2.3 0.7 0.3 2.1 44.7 90.2 1.4 0.7 4.8 5.5 38.9 5.7 12.7 5.9 6.5
2017-18 28 LAC 21 36.0 17.2 5.4 2.2 0.6 0.5 1.9 39.8 93.1 1.4 0.5 4.9 6.0 32.4 5.5 13.7 4.3 4.7
2017-18 Projections 29 LAC 63 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 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 53 1839 1036 281 135 42 19 87 41.0 86.8 77 52 229 239 36.4 287 700 375 432
2016-17 27 DEN 63 2134 1145 325 135 40 15 126 44.7 90.2 82 39 286 324 38.9 335 750 349 387
2017-18 28 LAC 21 671 321 101 41 12 10 36 39.8 93.1 26 9 92 111 32.4 102 256 81 87
2017-18 Projections 29 LAC 63 2136 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 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 53 34.7 58.2 47.2 12.2 7.0 1.8 18.2
2016-17 27 DEN 63 33.9 62.2 53.1 11.9 7.2 1.6 17.9
2017-18 28 LAC 21 32.0 54.5 46.9 11.3 7.2 1.6 14.2
2017-18 Projections 29 LAC 63 33.9 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Danilo Gallinari

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

Gallinari (hand) is not expected to play again during the regular season, Elliott Teaford of the Torrance Daily Breeze reports.

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Gallinari (hand) is out for Thursday's contest against the Jazz, per Clippers reporter Tomer Azarly.

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Gallinari has been ruled out Tuesday against the Spurs due to soreness in his right hand, Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times reports.

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Gallinari totaled just seven points (1-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, three blocks and one assist in 31 minutes during Sunday's 11104 loss to Indiana.

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Gallinari (hand) will play during Friday's contest against the Trail Blazers and presumably return to the starting five, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Gallinari (hand) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Suns, but could rejoin the lineup ahead of Friday's matchup with the Trail Blazers, Elliott Teaford of the Orange County Register reports. "We'll try something on this trip," Gallinari said regarding the team's upcoming two-game road trip. "I'll go with the team and try something (Wednesday) or try something on the day off (Thursday) before the Portland game."

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Gallinari (hand) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Bucks, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.

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Gallinari (hand) has been upgraded to doubtful for Tuesday's matchup with the Bucks, Elliott Teaford of Southern California News Group reports.

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Gallinari (hand) is targeting a return March 27 against the Bucks, Tomer Azarly of Clutch Points reports.

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Gallinari (hand) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against Minnesota, Tomer Azarly of Clutch Points App reports.

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Gallinari (hand) has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Gallinari (hand) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Knicks.

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2017-18

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2016-17

For the second straight year, Gallinari enters the season looking to rebound from an injury-riddled campaign. Gallinari missed 23 games in 2014-15 and was sidelined for 29 games -- including the final 23 -- of last season after tearing ligaments in his ankle in late February. Prior to the injury, Gallinari was enjoying a strong statistical year, averaging a career-best 19.5 points and 5.3 rebounds to go with 2.5 assists per game. Even more notably, Gallinari attacked the rim at never-before-seen levels, racking up 8.2 free-throw attempts per game -- a full five more than he averaged in 2014-15 -- and hitting them at an 86.8 percent clip. With Wilson Chandler missing all of last season, Gallinari was thrust into an increased role, seeing significant minutes while starting at small forward. Denver will get Chandler back this season, and the Nuggets also retained Will Barton, whose length and defensive abilities make him a multi-positional player. As a result, Gallinari should see a slight drop in playing time after averaging a career-high 34.7 minutes per game last season, though as long as he's healthy, he remains a reliable source of points, three-pointers and free-throw percentage stabilization.

2015-16

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, Gallinari played in 59 games in his return to the court, including 27 starts. It took Gallo some time to find his groove, but he really turned it on in the last couple of months of the season. In the final two months, Gallinari averaged over 31 minutes, 20 points, and five rebounds per game. His final season numbers came out to 12.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists across 24 minutes per game. The season percentages were impressive as well, as he shot 40 percent from the field, 36 percent from three-point range, and an impeccable 90 percent from the free-throw line. The first couple of months really brought down his season numbers, and the final two months are a better indicator of what's to come for Gallinari. What really stood out were the two games in which Gallinari dropped 47 and 40 points verses Orlando and Dallas. He should be the regular starting small forward for the Nuggets this season and see a bump in minutes like he did at the end of last season. It appears Gallo is fully healthy, and if he is, he could match career highs across the board this season, but most importantly, it appears he's actually healthy heading in fantast drafts this season.

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.