Gallinari was brought to Denver in a 3 team blockbuster deal that involved 13 players and brought the now-knick forward Camelo Anthony to New York. The trade also brought Timofy Mozgov who has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Raymond Felton who was traded to the Portland Trailblazers and Wilson Chandler to the Denver Nuggets.
Danilo Gallinari, Gallo or The Rooster for short was one of the main reasons that the Denver Nuggets went on to win a franchise record 57 games in the 2012-2013 NBA season. Of course they also had Andre Iguodala on the wing. Gallo was playing at the highest level of his career connecting on 37% of his 3pt attempts and 42% from the field while pouring in 16ppg. The numbers might not catch anybodies attention but Gallo was taking and hitting the biggest shots of his career. He made a couple of game winners while propelling the Nuggets to victories on a regular basis. Gallinari suffered a season ending knee injury which kept him out the 2013-14 season as well. He has returned to the active list this season and looks to get back to his old form.
The last couple of games the Nuggets have played have been discouraging to say the least with loses to the lowly 76ser, Celtics and Pistons to name a few. One thing that has been encouraging is that the Nuggets forward Gallinari has been playing at least 25mpg and has been getting to the free-throw line regularly which shows he is not afraid to take it to the defense. Although Gallinari does not shoot the best percentages from the field he makes up for it at the free throw line where he connects 84.7% of his attempts for his career. In February Danilo is averaging 13.7ppg in 27 minutes of action. This is the first time he has averaged 20+ mpg in a month so far this year. If Gallinari can get to his old form do you think he could solve some of the Denver Nugget’s problems?