Danilo Gallinari F DEN 2 Days

Gallinari scored 10 points (3-8 FG, 2-7 3PT, 2-4 FT), and grabbed 7 rebounds in the Nuggets overtime win against the Lakers on Sunday.

Not a mind-blowing stat line, but it is a Danilo Gallinari sighting. The Nuggets' minutes are all over the place, with Coach Brian Shaw trying to find some consistency with lineups.

Danilo Gallinari F DEN 8 Days

Gallinari was held scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) in eight minutes Monday against the Cavaliers. He did record one rebound and one assist.

Gallinari was initially not expected to play Monday, but instead was allowed to play on a limited basis. The Nuggets are likely to continue to be cautious with Gallinari for at least a little while longer as he continues to recover from knee surgery.

Danilo Gallinari F DEN 8 Days

Gallinari will play Monday against the Cavaliers, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Gallinari was originally expected to miss Monday's contest, the second game of a back-to-back, but he's been officially cleared less than two hours before tip-off. Coach Brian Shaw did not comment on his status, but Gallinari's minutes will likely be closely monitored.

Danilo Gallinari F DEN 9 Days

Gallinari is expected to miss Denver's game Monday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Gallinari is off his minutes limit from his surgically repaired knee, but has not been cleared to play back-to-backs. Gallinari played on Monday, so he should be held out of the team's game Sunday against the Cavs. Denver likely wants to see how he does with extended minutes before they lift this last playing time restriction.

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Gallinari will no longer be on a minutes limit, the Denver Post's Chris Dempsey reports.

He has been seeing between 14 and 20 minutes over the last five games, and hopefully with an increased workload, his production will start to pick up.

Danilo Gallinari F DEN 19 Days

Gallinari admitted that, while he's not experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired knee, he's still not feeling 100 percent, the Denver Post reports.

Gallinari said he's close to where he needs to be, but he still lacks explosiveness and quickness. He's struggled mightily thus far, averaging just 4.7 points and 20 percent shooting. He shifted to the bench Wednesday - an effort by coach Brian Shaw to allow Gallinari a chance to play against Sacramento's second unit - but scored only seven points, going 1-of-7 from the field (1-6 3Pt). "It's not good, but if you have to look at the positive side it's good to let it out now," Gallinari said. "If at the end of the season it gets better, I'll take that over shooting good at the beginning and not shooting good towards the end of the season."

Danilo Gallinari F DEN 28 Days

Gallinari will be on a minutes limit to begin the season, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. "Starting out he does have a minute limitation that's dictated to him by the medical staff," coach Brian Shaw said. "Right now, it may be better for him to be held to 20 minutes and kind of build... into the season."

Gallinari missed all of last season while recovering from a torn ACL and is still working back into game shape. Shaw did not state how long the minutes limit would last, but it's fair to expect Gallinari to be restricted for at least the first two or three contests. When he's regained full strength in the knee, he'll likely return to playing close to his career average of 31.3 minutes per game.

Danilo Gallinari F DEN 1 Month

Gallinari (illness) will start Tuesday's preseason game, the Denver Post's Chris Dempsey reports.

He missed Monday's practice with an illness, but should be fine moving forward.

Danilo Gallinari F DEN 1 Month

Gallinari missed Monday's practice due to illness, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Gallinari was diagnosed with a cold and sent home from the team's facility. He's questionable to play in Tuesday's exhibition contest.

Danilo Gallinari F DEN 1 Month

Gallinari will not play Thursday against the Warriors, the Denver Post's Chris Dempsey reports.

Gallinari played for the first time last Friday but was limited to only 15 minutes as he continues to work back from knee surgery. The fact that he isn't playing Thursday isn't overly encouraging, though the Nuggets are likely just being careful with their projected starting small forward.