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    15 points (6-10 FG, 3-4 3s) for Gallinari today against New Jersey. NJ won and Gallinari had two of his shots blocked, even if it was a good scoring night.

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    Default “(Danilo Gallinari) has probably been our best player in the last couple of weeks” Kn

    Gallinari’s best games as a Knick came in the past week. He scored 17 points last Wednesday in a victory over Atlanta and had 15 points Sunday in a loss to the Nets. He has provided a number of clutch baskets over the last two months and has shown a surprising bit of grit on defense — a trait not usually associated with rookies, or with European players.
    “(Danilo Gallinari) has probably been our best player in the last couple of weeks” Knicks coach D’Antoni said in article Knick's Gallinari is Starting to Show his Potential (NYT)

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    Danilo "the Rooster" Gallinari's future in basketball is at a standstill. Reports from New York say that he left the team and is now in Italy, discussing the possibility of season-ending surgery to heal his back, which has multiple bulging discs.

    In games where he has played, Gallinari has been more than a bit player. He scored 17 points against Eastern Conference rival Atlanta and 15 against New Jersey. The potential for a star is in him, but not if his back continues to give him constant pain, limiting his movement both on and off the court.

    Gallinari played for Olimpia Milano in the Italian league. In Olimpia Milano's games in Euroleague competitions, Gallinari averaged nearly 15 points and 4 rebounds per game, earning him the Euroleague Rising Star Award for the 2007-08 campaign.

    Regardless of whether or not he has surgery, it would appear his season with the Knicks is over, as he still requires substantial rehabilitation according to Knicks officials. The Knicks' president says that a decision on surgery should be made by next week.
    Danilo Gallinari - By MARK HALE, March 18, 2009, New York Post

    The Knicks are at an important crossroads with a crucial player, as Danilo Gallinari's immediate and long-term futures are in question.

    The impressive but ailing rookie forward, who's been dealing with back problems since July, left the team yesterday to fly to Italy as he contemplates season-ending surgery.

    Gallinari made the call after not seeing his back improve with rehab. He's maxing out at "60 to 70 percent," according to the Knicks.

    Surgery would keep him out two to three months, end his injury-wracked first season and deal a blow to the Knicks' playoff hopes. Gallinari may be shut down regardless of whether he goes under the knife.

    That a 20-year-old still has pain dating from an injury suffered in July has led to mounting speculation he has a degenerative condition and more than one bulging disc.

    On Monday, he visited a New York surgeon, and Gallinari plans to see two more surgeons in Italy, his home country, and return no later than Monday.

    Team president Donnie Walsh expects Gallinari to see one more doctor after the trip - Gallinari has already seen four - and then have a decision next week.

    "We've always known that there could be a possibility of surgery, but all the doctors advised us to do what we've done because there's a good chance that it could get cured that way," Walsh said.

    "That's my question. Should we continue what we're doing or will surgery be an answer here?"

    Gallinari missed all of preseason because of his bulging disc, then played the first two games before he sat out from November through mid-January. He returned Jan. 17, and has been able to play consistently - he hasn't missed a game because of the back since. But on the four-game road trip, Gallinari shot 3-for-14 while seeing his minutes diminish from 20 to 16 to 12 to six.

    A couple of weeks ago, Gallinari - who was not available to the media yesterday - admitted his back and leg pain was not improving, saying, "It doesn't change much. ... I feel always the same discomfort for all the games."

    As Nate Robinson said yesterday, "You should see how much treatment he has to go through just to come out for practice and games."

    Coach Mike D'Antoni said, "Mentally, it was taking a toll."

    Even if Gallinari doesn't need surgery, the Knicks didn't say for certain they'd let him continue playing.

    "I think he could keep playing. But at 70 percent," Walsh said. "And so there is a time factor here that if surgery is the answer, we'd like to get it done as soon as possible, so that he'd be back in time for next year's training camp."

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    Danilo, i wish you to recover as soon as possible. I,ve no doubt that everything will be OK with you. I hope you,ve no doubt about that as well. Good luck man!

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    Gallinari Shuts Down Rookie Season, Back Surgery Looms

    Danilo Gallinari has confirmed he will not play again this season with the New York Knicks.

    The 20-year-old Italy international has also indicated that he is to have an operation in the hope of solving the back problem that has sidelined him for most of his rookie campaign.

    "My season is over," Gallinari said to Gazzetta dello Sport.

    "The doctors still have to speak among themselves and decide where and when to have it (surgery)."

    Specialists examined Gallinari's back in the United States and last weekend he flew to Italy to see doctors in Milan and Verona before returning to New York on Monday.

    In remarks to the New York media, Gallinari said: "We tried everything for eight months to figure out this problem. Last week, we were talking about this with specialists about the right idea and what to do."

    If the surgery takes place, the aim will be to relieve pressure on a nerve in Gallinari's back which is believed to be the cause of the problem.

    Gallinari played in only 28 games but showed on numerous occasions why the Knicks selected him sixth overall in last year's NBA draft.

    "In terms of emotions, this has been a super season but it's not easy to play when you are not 100%," he said to Gazzetta.

    "Despite this, it has certainly been a positive experience."

    Gallinari has not ruled himself out of Italy's Additional Qualifying Round games for EuroBasket 2009.

    If he does miss this summer with the Azzurri, it will mark the third straight year that Italy have been deprived of one of their most promising players.
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    Italy’s Gallinari Set For Back-Op On Tuesday

    Rising Italy star Danilo Gallinari will go under the knife on Tuesday in New York in the hope of solving his troublesome back injury.

    The 20-year-old played in just 28 games in 2008-09 - his rookie campaign with the New York Knicks.

    The advice of doctors in both America and Italy is for Gallinari to have an operation.

    Gallinari's father, Vittorio, said in an interview with Monday's Gazzetta dello Sport: "On Tuesday, the day has finally come.

    "After eight months, we have decided that it's in his best interest to undergo surgery.

    "The operation will be simpler than we first thought it would be.

    "The explanations we received in Italy and New York have been more than satisfying.

    "We are very confident and therefore, calm."

    The Knicks were ecstatic to draft Gallinari sixth in the 2008 NBA draft and see him as a significant part of their future as they attempt to reach the play-offs again.

    They have not been in the post-season since 2001.

    "Even though the problem is a minor injury, in the last eight months the pain has not gone away," Gallinari's father said.

    "Hence, we've decided to go this way."

    As for the time needed to recuperate from the operation, the father said: "It will take a couple of months for him to recover.

    "But the Knicks have not rushed us. He's having the surgery at the end of the season. There is no need for him to play in the Summer League.

    "There are no specific times because Danilo has ahead of him the whole summer to recover.

    "We will take it one step at a time. But until we see improvement after the surgery, it's difficult to say when he'll be able to return."
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    I do wish he will be healthy come next season, he along with Wilson Chandler spaces the floor for the knicks.

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    Lots, lots of hype surrounding Danilo Gallinari's potential. Mike D'Antoni can't stop gushing and complimenting his play:

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    Danilo Gallinari spent the majority of his rookie year frustrated with a back injury that had him on the sidelines more than in the game.

    And when Gallinari was in the game, he played only sparingly.

    The sixth-overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft participated in only 28 games last season, but did average 6.1 points in his roughly 15 minutes per game.

    With high praise come high expectations
    With his second season coming up, the 21-year old is feeling the pressure and is welcoming it.

    “I feel people want to see something from me,” Gallinari admitted. “I will tell you, I want to see the expectations. I want to feel the pressure because that’s what makes you a really good player.’”

    And with coach Mike D’Antoni doling out high praise for the 6-10 forward from Italy before training camp commences Tuesday, the expectations will come strong this year:

    “(Gallinari is) the best shooter I’ve ever seen,” D’Antoni said. “I’ll put him with anybody.... (more)
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    Gallinari Practices, and the Knicks Can Barely Contain Themselves

    ...it was just one training-camp scrimmage, the Knicks’ first of 2009. But watching a healthy, energetic Gallinari run the floor and make plays underlined what D’Antoni, the Knicks’ coach, has been saying all along: the kid can play.

    “I’m excited,” D’Antoni said. “I’ll try to tone it down. But you see that he knows how to play.”

    The superlatives and expectations keep growing for Gallinari, the sixth overall pick in the 2008 draft. He showed no signs of discomfort in Tuesday’s two practices, or any indication that he had undergone minor back surgery five months ago.

    He did, however, show off his full range of skills while playing with the first unit in the evening scrimmage.

    Standing on the perimeter, Gallinari beat Larry Hughes off the dribble and fed David Lee inside for a layup attempt. (Lee missed.) When Al Harrington missed a 3-pointer, Gallinari soared in for a putback dunk. And in the highlight of the night, Gallinari spun past Ron Howard and flew in for a two-handed dunk. He missed a 3-pointer, but shooting is one skill the Knicks know Gallinari has in abundance... (more)

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    And they are so wrong by hyping him like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Srle View Post
    And they are so wrong by hyping him like that.
    He's that good...

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    He still has to prove himself. He played nothing last season this is his true rookie season.Doing things in practice and on the court are two different things.What if he hit the wall New York media is very harsh and they already expecting wonders out of him this season .Yes he's talented but his unproven in NBA league also I think he rushed to the NBA too fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Srle View Post
    He still has to prove himself. He played nothing last season this is his true rookie season.Doing things in practice and on the court are two different things.What if he hit the wall New York media is very harsh and they already expecting wonders out of him this season .Yes he's talented but his unproven in NBA league also I think he rushed to the NBA too fast.
    I don't agree... he played 28 games and his team went 14-14 with Danilo having by far the best +/- stat in the Knicks... yeah, his back problems limited him very much and missed a lot of games but i wouldn't say "he played nothing" like he was a benchwarmer or something... this season he has to do the next step, meaning he'll have a lot of minutes apparently (as starter?) and if things goes well he should produce. I trust in Gallo...

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    Well I watched Knicks regularly during that run.You can't give credit Gallinari credit for that record at all.He played limited minutes ,he was coming of the bench and he didn't score a lot. I don't doubt in Gallinari talent at all ,he showed glimpses of how good he could be next year.But I think its very wrong that they put too much expectation for him this season which is technically his rookie season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Srle View Post
    Well I watched Knicks regularly during that run.You can't give credit Gallinari credit for that record at all.He played limited minutes ,he was coming of the bench and he didn't score a lot. I don't doubt in Gallinari talent at all ,he showed glimpses of how good he could be next year.But I think its very wrong that they put too much expectation for him this season which is technically his rookie season.
    D'Antoni himself gave credit to Gallinari for that record (not the only reason but he was part of that)... he said it in a recent interview too.

    Regarding expectations and pressure... Danilo likes them both.

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    Gallinari established a new career-high with 22 points (7-13 3pt) and added 6 rebounds in this season's opener.
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    Danilo Gallinari scored a career-high 22 points off the bench, shooting 7/13 three-pointers. He attempted only one shot inside the arc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart View Post
    Danilo Gallinari scored a career-high 22 points off the bench, shooting 7/13 three-pointers. He attempted only one shot inside the arc...
    Read above Stu
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    New career high for Gallinari - 30 points (8/16 3pt FGs). The Knicks lost to Philladelphia 141-127 in OT.

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    Thumbs up

    The kid was hot as pistols tonight from the perimeter

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