April 9, 2017, 6:03 pm
Danilo Gallinari picked a good time to deliver his season-high of 34 points, though it couldn’t keep the Nuggets from dropping a 106-105 decision to the Thunder on Sunday.
Gallinari was cooking but it simply wasn’t enough to keep Denver alive in the playoff chase. He played 38 minutes and shot 12-of-20, as well as 4-of-9 from deep. Gallo delivered elsewhere on the sheet as well, collecting 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals. The Italian Stallion will finish as an easy top-50 player on the back of terrific scoring output, three point production and shooting percentage as well as a smattering of rebounds. That’s pretty good for a guy who was picked in the 70s. Though he’ll fall short of 70 games yet again, Gallo was only really hobbled by one late injury. That’ll continue to be his bugaboo, but he makes for a fine pick as long as you do the proactive work of accounting for the games he’ll miss.