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|Nuggets anticipate adjustment period for Danilo Gallinari |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/29/14) Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw told reporters Monday that there will be an adjustment period for forward Danilo Gallinari, who last played on April 4, 2013 because of knee issues, according to the Denver Post. Gallinari underwent three surgeries, including a failed experimental procedure which cost him to miss the entire 2013-14 season.
"You can learn about it, but if you're not working on the court, it's not the same thing," Gallinari said. "I'm starting to understand (Shaw's) concept of the game offensively and defensively. ... You guys know me, I can fit in any system. I'm versatile. There's no system that doesn't fit me."
|Danilo Gallinari will be ready for training camp |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/17/14) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari was with the team over the last few games of the season, and he has reportedly made great strides in his recovery from ACL surgery.
Gallinari told the Denver Post he has already progressed to running and jumping as part of his recovery from January surgery. He has progressed so quickly he even dunked for the first time Tuesday, and said he will be fully recovered by the start of training camp.
Gallinari did not play all season after attempting to return from a partially torn ACL, which ultimately required surgery.
|Danilo Gallinari undergoes ACL surgery, done for the year |
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(1/21/14) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has missed the first half of 2013-14 season, and will reportedly be shut down for the remainder of it following knee surgery. Yahoo Sports reports that Gallinari underwent reconstructive ACL surgery Tuesday, which will sideline him for the rest of the year.
Hope for a 2013 return came when his meniscus procedure revealed only a partial tear of the ACL, but the healing treatment Gallinari opted for didn’t go as smoothly as he’d hoped. Gallinari averaged 16.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season before going down with the knee injury in April.
|Danilo Gallinari could miss season |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(1/15/14) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari believes there's a chance he'll miss the entire season while recovering from a torn ACL, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.
"I got over the most boring part, by now," Gallinari said. "The muscle tone is back, in the gym I lift weights I never lifted before. I work with the ball and changes of direction. Let's say I still have to work on the mental part, the most important one. Because it's inevitable to think about my knee.
"I haven't set a date for the comeback," Gallinari added. "It's a decision we will take further on. Hypothesis to miss this season? Everything can happen. It's an idea that passed through my mind. But then, maybe, I get back before."
Gallinari began running in mid-December, but he still doesn't have an official timetable for his return after suffering the injury in April.
|Danilo Gallinari begins running |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(12/11/13) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, who is recovering from a torn ACL, has begun running, the Denver Post reports.
"It's a big step," Gallinari said. "It's a big step towards the rehab. That makes you understand a little bit more what the situation (is). It was a pretty good step. ... No sideways, just forward and backwards and that's it. It feels pretty good. It doesn't feel like I haven't been running since the fourth of April, a lot of months. It doesn't feel as good as it could be, but it's going to be better every day."
Gallinari also has been able to shoot "a little bit," but he has no timetable for his return.
|April 4, 2013. That was the last time Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari played a game in the NBA. Gallinari did not play at all in 2013-14 after having two knee procedures within a span of nine months. The Nuggets were hit with the injury bug last season, and still managed to keep a safe, patient approach with Gallinari's recovery from a torn ACL. As far as we know, his recovery process is going smoothly and he should be on track to play this season. Once he's healthy, the Nuggets will have to depend on his contributions heading into the start of the season. When healthy, he averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 32.5 minutes per game in 2012-13. He also shot 41.8 percent from the field, including 37.3 percent from behind the arc, and 82.2 percent from the free throw line -- arguably his best statistical season in the league. Seeking a bounce-back campaign, he should be drafted with some skepticism, but can be taken off the board beginning in the middle rounds in most Fantasy formats.
(Updated 8/28/14) |
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