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Danilo Gallinari
Gallinari with Italy in 2012
No. 8 – Atlanta Hawks
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born August 8, 1988 (1988-08-08) (age 33)
Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
Nationality Italian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 2004–present
League NBA
Career history
2004–2005 Casalpusterlengo
2005–2006 Nuova Pavia
2006–2008 Olimpia Milano
2008–2011 New York Knicks
2011 Olimpia Milano
2011–2017 Denver Nuggets
2017–2019 Los Angeles Clippers
2019–2020 Oklahoma City Thunder
2020–present Atlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards
  • Italian League MVP (2008)
  • 2× Italian League Best Player U-22 (2007, 2008)
  • EuroLeague Rising Star (2008)

Danilo Gallinari ( born August 8, 1988) is an Italian professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After spending his first four years as a professional in his native Italy, Gallinari was drafted sixth overall in the 2008 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. He played with the Knicks for two and a half seasons before being traded to the Denver Nuggets in 2011. In 2017, he was acquired by the Clippers. His nickname is Gallo, which is Italian for "rooster," but is more likely an abbreviation of his last name.

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