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Danilo Gallinari - SF/PF, 6'10, 225
Los Angeles Clippers - Acquired via sign and trade in July 2017
       Date of birth: 08/08/1988
       Country: Italy
     Drafted (NBA): 6th pick, 2008
     Out of: Armano Milano (Italy)
  NBA Experience: 9 years
  Hand: Right

July 2005 Italy Signed a three year contract with Milano.
December 2005 Italy Loaned by Milano to Edimes Pavia for the remainder of the season.
2008 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 6th overall by New York.
8th July, 2008 NBA Signed four year, $13,457,302 rookie scale contract with New York. Included team options for 2010/11 and 2011/12.
23rd October, 2009 NBA New York exercised 2010/11 team option.
24th October, 2010 NBA New York exercised 2011/12 team option.
22nd February, 2011 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by New York, along with Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov, a 2012 second round pick (#38, Quincy Miller), a 2013 2nd round pick (#51, Romero Osby), a 2014 first round pick (#12, Dario Saric), the right to swap 2016 first round picks (exercised; Denver moved from #9 and Jakob Poeltl to #7 and Jamal Murray) and cash to Denver, along with Eddy Curry, Anthony Randolph and cash to Minnesota, in exchange for Carmelo Anthony, Renaldo Balkman, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter and Shelden Williams from Denver, and Corey Brewer from Minnesota.
25th January, 2012 NBA Signed a four year, $42 million extension with Denver.
2nd August, 2015 NBA Signed a concurrent renegotiation/extension with Denver that increased his 2015/16 salary from $11,559,225 to $14 million, with a two year, $31,150,000 extension added. Included player option for 2017/18.
30th May, 2017 NBA Declined 2017/18 player option.
6th July, 2017 NBA As a part of a three team deal, signed and traded by Denver with a three year, $64,762,737 contract to the L.A. Clippers in exchange for a 2019 second round pick from Atlanta.
When: Where:
2003 - 2005 Assegico Casalpusterlengo (Italy, Serie B1)
July 2005 - December 2005 Milano (Italy)
December 2005 - June 2006 Edison Pavia (Italy, LegaDue)
July 2006 - June 2008 Milano (Italy)
June 2008 - February 2011 New York Knicks (NBA)
February 2011 - June 2017 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
July 2017 - present L.A. Clippers (NBA)
From blog:

   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010

1) Arn Tellem has signed players to rookie contracts that start at 100% and use incentives to get to 120% in previous years; he did this only last season with Gerald Henderson, and in 2008 with both Danilo Gallinari and Anthony Randolph. He knows the rules and has played by them before.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 15

Am I the only person who thinks that Danilo Gallinari, when he's spiked his hair up, looks a bit like Butthead? Probably.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Danilo Gallinari
SF/PF, 6’10, 225lbs, 28 years old, 8 years of experience

Recorded the most efficient season of his career with an excellent .622% true shooting percentage, a large mark for a focal point of the offence. Still shoots the three well, still drives the ball, still has a tremendous knack for drawing fouls, and still has an aggressive desire to do so. But with age and injuries, he is probably a power forward from here on out, which will remove his mismatch value. It will also call more into question his always mediocre rebounding and worse defence, which both took another step back this year. In scoring so many so efficiently, and in still only being 28 years of age, there is probably a $90-100 million con-tract coming in from somewhere, even with his legitimate defensive concerns. Is it worth Denver making such an offer too? I would say yes, but not with a view to keeping him for all four. See also; the Nene delayed sign-and-trade.

Player Plan: Entering unrestricted free agency off a career year with a bad knee. May be about to get $100 million. Try to re-sign him, certainly, but proceed with caution.

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   Chicago's Meticulously Crafted 2011 Offseason Plan That Relies An Awful Lot Upon Guesswork

It won't look like it in hindsight, but there was a time when there was absolutely no way that the Knicks were going to trade both Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari for Carmelo, let alone also get them under the luxury tax and give out every possible future young asset not called Landry Fields in the process. But then an NBA team yielded to the input of the head coach of a Sun Belt Conference team. It's not who you are in this business; it's who you were.

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