Danilo Gallinari is a professional basketball player who hails from Italy. This Italian athlete generally plays the power forward position with the Los Angeles Clippers.
In 2004, Gallinari joined Italian team Casalpusterlengo to start his professional basketball career. He joined Edimes Pavia a year later so that he can gain some experience playing in the championship of the Italian league’s second division.
By the time the next season began, he was already in a top Italian league, Milano and was one of its top players. He was also a part of Euroleague.
In 2008, Gallinari declared for the NBA draft and he was selected by the New York Knicks, However, his back injuries were negatively affective his performance. Despite his injuries, he was still able to start for the 2009 Season and was able to record a career high of 30 points. In 2010, he set a career-high 31 points.
Gallinari was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 2011. He then returned to Italy and signed with Emporio Armani Milan during the NBA lockout in 2011 but he came back a year after to play for the Denver Nuggets. During the opening of the 2012 to 2013 Season, Gallinari had an ACL injury which made him miss the entire playing year. His first game for the Nuggets after his recovery was on October 29, 2014. A year later, he recorded his career-high of 47 points.
He was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers on July 2017. While he was performing well during the first few games, he was eventually ruled out from playing again due to a fracture in his right hand.
Career Accomplishments:Bronze 2007 Italy FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship – representing ItalyEuroLeague Rising Star (2008)Italian League MVP (2008)2-time Italian League Best Player Under 22 (2007, 2008)