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October 16, 2019, 10:57 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
With Chris Paul out on Wednesday, Dennis Schroder moved into the starting five but disappointed with eight points (3-of-9 shooting) and six assists.
Schroder added two threes and a steal so it wasn't a total waste but DFS players were hoping for much more. Though there are questions about his fit with CP3 and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander around, Schroder still figures to play a ton as the team's sixth man and could be in for a big finish if Paul gets traded or shut down. He's a fine selection in the last few rounds of all drafts. Danilo Gallinari also had an off night, going 3-of-12 from the field en route to 16 points and 10 rebounds.
October 14, 2019, 11:31 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari went for 16 points (6-for-12 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes in Monday's loss to the Mavs.
Gallo is in a great spot to put up plenty of threes and free throws this season. If you're feeling optimistic about his injury history, take him earlier than his sixth-round ADP and reap the benefits.
October 10, 2019, 6:47 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari (rest) will not play in Thursday's matchup against the New Zealand Breakers.
The preseason is a time in which teams are very cautious with their players. Expect to see more of rookie Darius Bazley along with more of Terrance Ferguson. Bazley doesn't have value outside of dynasty leagues while Ferguson isn't worth drafting outside of deep leagues. It is also worth noting that R.J. Hampton, a future top-five NBA prospect, will be playing this season for the Breakers.
Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter
October 8, 2019, 11:23 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari had an unusual, but efficient stat line in Tuesday's win over the Mavericks, going for 10 points (5-of-7 FGs), nine rebounds and nothing else in 17 minutes.
Gallo attempted just one 3-pointer and zero free throws, and he shot well from the field. That's not the Gallinari we know and love! It was a small sample, but it's good to see him already sinking shots. He has a very wide range of potential outcomes this season on a new team. Gallo was a top-25 player last season on a per-game basis, but we all know he could finish outside of the top-100 should he get injured for a stretch or two, as he's prone to do.
October 8, 2019, 8:16 pmChris PaulTeam, Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder will start Chris Paul, Dennis Schroder, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari and Steven Adams against the Mavs in preseason action on Tuesday.
It's full-on small ball for the Thunder in this preseason action against the Mavs. Starting two short guards in CP3 and Schroder, both under 6-foot-1, is a bit interesting to say the least, especially against a Mavs backcourt featuring 6-foot-5 guards. Hopefully Donovan is tinkering with lineups for preseason purposes.
Source: Erik Horne on Twitter
September 8, 2019, 9:16 amMarco BelinelliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Marco Belinelli was sizzling in Italy's 94-89 overtime win over Puerto Rico, scoring 27 points to go with six rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes of action.
Belinelli has struggled to produce so far in the FIBA World Cup, but he came through in a big way in this one. Belinelli still figures to get playing time this season in San Antonio, but will be staving off competition from the likes of Bryn Forbes and Lonnie Walker IV. Danilo Gallinari was also productive, putting up 22 points, six rebounds and five assists.
September 6, 2019, 12:44 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points in 35 minutes to lead Italy in a 67-60 loss to Spain.
Gallinari is the star of this team and has generally been quite good throughout the tournament. Marco Belinelli was a disaster in this one shooting just 3-for-16 from the field.
September 4, 2019, 10:04 amDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points on 8-of-13 shooting as Italy fell to Serbia 92-77.
Gallo has looked very good in the tournament even though he had an appendectomy a few weeks ago. Marco Belinelli added 15 points while Luigi Datome struggled shooting the ball and ended up with just five points. Italy advances to the next round where they will be challenged by Spain and Puerto Rico.
August 31, 2019, 9:55 amDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari led the way as Italy ran over Andray Blatche and the Philippines 108-62 on Saturday.
Gallinari led the team in minutes with only 23 and put up 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting with four triples, three assists, four rebounds and two steals in the easy win. Marco Belinelli put up nine points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in 20 minutes. From a fantasy perspective, Gallinari is preparing for a featured role on the Thunder while 33-year old Belinelli likely remains off the standard league radar.
August 6, 2019, 6:29 amDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari has rejoined the Italian national basketball team after undergoing an appendectomy on August 3rd.
Gallo will now continue his rehab under the supervision of the Italian medical staff. He is expected to return to action on August 12th, as all signs point to him participating in the World Cup that kicks off at the end of the month in China.
Source: Emiliano Carchia on Twitter
August 4, 2019, 9:59 amDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari recently underwent an appendcetomy and is considered day-to-day.
There doesn't appear to be a significant timetable for Gallo to return for this one. He will continue to prepare for the FIBA World Cup with the Italian National team and should be a full go for training camp with the Thunder.
Source: Emiliano Carchia on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 2:02 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari is now officially a member of the Thunder.
Gallinari will have a ton of opportunities to get shots up in OKC, as he's the only primary scorer currently on the roster. Just hope that he can stay healthy once again because there is definite top-40 potential here.
Source: Oklahoma City Thunder
July 6, 2019, 2:05 amDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari will be traded to the Thunder as a part of the Paul George deal.
As Gallinari can sometimes do, he has wandered into a pretty good place for fantasy value if things hold true to current form. We'll keep you updated but Gallo probably gained some value tonight.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 1:27 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Dan Woike of the L.A. Times is hearing that other teams have indicated they'd be willing to acquire Danilo Gallinari.
If the Clippers want to sign two max players, they'd have to jettison Gallinari and his $22.6 million salary. Luckily for them, he's coming off a fantastic season where he was able to score efficiently and stay relatively healthy. Gallo's fantasy value has always been tied to his health, so we're not worried about his stock dipping with a new team should he be traded.
Source: Dan Woike on Twitter