Danilo Gallinari F DEN 5 Days
Gallinari discovered a meniscus tear in his right knee and will be out indefinitely, although the Nuggets believe that he will return at some point this season, the Denver Post reports.
Gallinari has dealt with a plethora of injuries over his career and apparently the 2014-15 campaign will be yet another injury-stained season. The tear in his knee will require surgery and the Denver medical staff is putting a tentative three week timetable for his return to the court. In his absence, Alonzo Gee will likely see more time on the court moving forward.
Danilo Gallinari F DEN 6 Days
Gallinari dropped 19 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT) with three rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes Saturday in 76-73 victory over the Pacers.
Since returning from his knee soreness, Gallinari is averaging 15.0 points and 2.3 three-pointers on 52 percent shooting in 26 minutes and is staking a claim for a larger role in the offense. Wilson Chandler is still the starter, but Gallinari is forcing his way back into consideration. For now, he's just worth a watch before making an add for your fantasy team, unless you are in a deeper league.
Danilo Gallinari F DEN 9 Days
Gallinari (knee) scored 16 points in his return to action Wednesday against the Rockets. He added two rebounds, two assists, one steal, and four three-pointers in 26 minutes of play.
Gallinari has been struggling to stay healthy this season, and even a solid performance like this isn't enough to make him worth owning in standard leagues. He's averaging just 18.1 minutes for the season, and Wilson Chandler has remained hot as a starter. As a result, Gallinari is only worth owning in deeper leagues.
Danilo Gallinari F DEN 10 Days
Gallinari (knee) went through practice Tuesday and is on track to play Wednesday against Houston, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
Gallinari has missed the last three games, essentially choosing to shut himself down for a week due to soreness in his knee. Barring a setback, there's a good chance he returns to the fray Wednesday, though he hasn't been an overly productive fantasy commodity this season.
Danilo Gallinari F DEN 15 Days
Gallinari (knee) said Thursday that he expects to miss the Nuggets next couple of games,Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
Gallinari is experiencing soreness in his knee but indicated that the issue is not something he believes will hamper him long term. In an attempt to nip it in the bud, Gallinari will likely sit out the next few games until the discomfort subsides. Wilson Chandler and Alonzo Gee should soak up Gallinari's minutes in the meantime.
Danilo Gallinari F DEN 16 Days
Gallinari will miss Wednesday's game against the Heat because of a knee injury, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
Gallinari played just six minutes in Monday's game, well below his 18 minute average on the season. His knee injury was likely the reason, though there was nothing indicating it was an issue after the game. He strained his right knee last Tuesday, but there is nothing signaling the two are related. He will miss at least Wednesday's game against the Heat, with Saturday his next possible return date.
Danilo Gallinari F DEN 21 Days
Gallinari scored seven points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and added two rebounds in 16 minutes against the Wizards Friday.
Gallinari did not participate in shootaround before the game, but that was just to save energy. Gallinari has yet to demonstrate the production fantasy managers remember from seasons part, but he has also stayed healthier this year.
Danilo Gallinari F DEN 21 Days
Gallinari (illness) did not participate in shootaround Friday, but still expects to play against Washington, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
The Nuggets' head coach Brian Shaw also stated that they wanted to save Gallinari's energy for the game, which makes sense considering he is dealing with an illness. Expect the forward to play, but he could play limited minutes, especially if it's clear his illness is affecting his play.
Danilo Gallinari F DEN 24 Days
Gallinari suffered a strained right knee Tuesday but will return, Nuggets announcer Jason Kosmicki reports.
Given his injury history, this is something worth following, even though Gallinari will be able to keep playing in Tuesday's game.
Danilo Gallinari F DEN 28 Days
Gallinari (knee) scored 11 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and added eight rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 23 minutes against the Suns Friday.
Gallinari left Wednesday's game early, but did not seem hindered on Friday. He has struggled with injuries throughout his career, but he has also been a powerful fantasy force during some of his healthier stretches. Gallinari has shown some signs of that production lately, scored double-digit points in four of his last five, only falling short Wednesday. He should already be rostered in leagues of 14 or more, and is worth keeping an eye on in all formats.