Danilo Gallinari is a professional basketball player who is recently playing for the Boston Celtics as the power forward. In 2008, he participated in the NBA Draft and was selected by the New York Knicks. He is mostly known as “Gallo”, which means “rooster” in Italian.

Player’s Profile

Danilo Gallinari was born in Italy. His father Vittorio Gallinari was a former basketball player for Olimpia Milano. He learned to play because of his father. Aside from basketball, Gallinari is also a model for the Italian luxury brand Armani.


Gallinari was known for participating in the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship and the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. He was also chosen to represent his country to play in the Eurobasket 2007, however, he withdrew due to an injury.

Team Boston Celtics Boston Celtics
Position Power Forward
Height / weight 2.08 m / 107 kg
Born 8 Aug 1988
Nationality Italy Italy
Nickname Gallo
Team History
Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2022 - present
Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 2020 - 2022
Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 2019 - 2020
Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers 2017 - 2019
Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 2011 - 2017
New York Knicks New York Knicks 2008 - 2011

His first appearance in the NBA was with the New York Knicks, after being selected in the 2008 NBA Draft. However, his performance was postponed due to his back problems. He came back into the game in January 2009 in a game against Atlanta Hawks, where he contributed 17 points.

In February 2011, he was traded to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups. However, he had to return to his country due to the 2011 NBA lockout. By the following year, the Nuggets offered him an extended contract.

Fast forward to 2022, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs, yet was waived by the Spurs. In July 2022, he signed a two-year contract with the Boston Celtics.

Career Record

  • 2008 EuroLeague Rising Star
  • 2007, 2008 Italian League BestPlayer
  • 2008 Italian League Most ValuablePlayer

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