Danilo Gallinari the Italian gem and his Contract

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Danilo Gallinari is an Italian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA.

The Italian Gem, Gallinari was picked sixth overall in the 2008 NBA draft by the New York Knicks after spending his first four years as a professional in his home Italy.

He spent two and a half seasons with the Knicks before being moved to the Denver Nuggets in 2011.

He was acquired by the Clippers in 2017.

Gallo is an Italian word that means “rooster,” but it’s more likely an acronym of his surname.

Gallo has been reliable from beyond the 3 point arc over the years for various teams he has played for including the Atlanta Hawks most recently and over his career span for the Italian national Basketball team.

In his career he has had a three point percentage of .382% which is an okay figure for the Italian.



He started off his career at Casalpusterlengo, a team in Serie B1.

Gallinari was bought by Armani Jeans Milano in 2005, and during the 2005–2006 season, he was sent to Edimes Pavia, a team competing in the Italian league second division championship, to gain additional experience with expanded playing minutes.

He was recalled to Milano and went on to win the 3-point contest in the Italian All-Star.

He also appeared in the Euroleague for Milano before he was drafted sixth overall in the 2008 draft by the New York Knicks.

He then signed a two-year contract with the team and played there for the next 2.5 seasons.

During the NBA lockout season Gallo had been traded to the Denver Nuggets in a three team trade involving Minnesota.

He then moved to Italy to play for his old team Milano to keep up in shape.

On 5 April 2013, it was announced that Gallinari would miss the remainder of the 2012–13 season because of an ACL injury.

The same injury forced him out of the entire 2013–14 season as well.

Gallinari made his return for the Nuggets in a season opening win over Detroit.

Gallinari scored a career-high 40 points on 12-of-21 shooting in a 119–100 win over the Orlando Magic.

Gallinari later overshadowed his career high with 47 points in a double overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks on 10 April.

He was again involved in a trade to the Clippers as they acquired Gallinari from the Denver Nuggets as part of a three-team trade that sent Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone and the Clippers’ 2018 protected first round draft pick (via Houston) to the Atlanta Hawks and a 2019 second round draft pick from Atlanta (via Washington) to Denver.

Gallinari scored 20 or more points in nine straight games, marking the best scoring streak of his career at the Clippers.

Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, five first-round draft picks, and the option to swap two more first-round picks were traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for NBA All-Star Paul George.

Gallinari was acquired by the Atlanta Hawks in a sign-and-trade transaction on November 24, 2020, in return for a conditional 2025 second-round selection.

Gallinari came up big in the final minute of Game 7 of the 2021 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers, extending Atlanta’s lead to six points with a key steal from Joel Embiid and a dunk, as the Hawks advanced to their first Eastern Conference Final since 2015 and only their second since moving to Atlanta in 1968.



Danilo Gallinari signed a 3 year / $61,425,000 contract with the Atlanta Hawks.


Gallo is not married but Gallinari is in a relationship with a sports journalist named Eleonora Boi.

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