Danilo Gallinari ( born August 8, 1988 in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Lombardy ) is an Italian professional basketball player. He is 2.08 m tall and plays mostly on the position of the Small Forwards. Danilo Gallinari is the son of former professionals Vittorio Gallinari.
Gallinari made his debut at age 18 in the senior team. However, due to a knee injury he could not participate in the European Championship 2007. Although his club Armani Jeans Milan had only three preliminary round games won and was therefore left early, he was awarded the Rising Star Trophy Euro League season 2007/ 08. Barely a week later, Gallinari was selected Most Valuable Player of the Main Round in Serie A.
In the NBA
In NBA Draft 2008, he was elected to 6 out of the New York Knicks. Due to back problems, he came at first only in the first two games of his first NBA season for use, but was not operated on and completed on January 17, 2009 after several months of hiatus a competitive match use. After only 28 games disputed Gallinari yet decided during the regular season for an operation. The following season, however, he established himself as part of the starting lineup.
On 22 February 2011 Gallinari, together with Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, Timofei Mosgow, a First Round pick and two second- round picks and $ 3 million in exchange for Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams and Renaldo Balkman to the submitted Denver nuggets. After he had taken part in the European Championship 2011, Gallinari changed in the course of the lockout in September 2011 and returned to Milan in December of the same year returned to the NBA with the Nuggets back. At the end of a personally successful for him as for the Nuggets Regular Season 2012/13 he moved to a torn ACL, which means the end of the NBA season for him. Also at the 2013 European Championship Gallinari will not participate in all likelihood.