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How good can Gallinari be?

It seems that European players take some time to adjust to this league. Compared to other top Euros in the NBA Danilo actually matches up really well.

Gallo

1st year - 6.1ppg 2.0rpg .5apg
2nd year - 14.4ppg 4.8rpg 1.5apg

Dirk

1st year - 8.2ppg 3.5rpg 1.0apg
2nd year - 17.5ppg 6.4rpg 2.5apg

Peja

1st year - 8.4ppg 3.0rpg 1.5apg
2nd year - 11.9ppg 3.7rpg 1.4apg

Manu

1st year - 7.6ppg 2.4rpg 2.0apg
2nd year - 12.8ppg 4.5rpg 3.8apg

Bargs

1st year - 11.6ppg 3.9rpg .8apg
2nd year - 10.2ppg 3.7rpg 1.1apg

Hedo

1st year - 5.3ppg 2.9rpg .9apg
2nd year - 10.1ppg 4.6rpg 2.0apg

keep in mind he really didn't play his rookie year due to injuries.
so I ask....how good will Danilo be in his prime?


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Border line all-star for the

Border line all-star for the next 10 yrs

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I think at best, he's Dirk's

I think at best, he's Dirk's 2nd season.

Gallo has some issues but I don't believe there too bad (other then defense). My only issue is I do not want him at the 4. Gallo is a pure SF who can rebound a little bit, he's cocky sometimes and he can bang a little bit. He is not soft.

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possible as good as brags

possible as good as brags and hedo. both of which were on better teams then gallo which gives them less opportunities

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Dirk's second season is very

Dirk's second season is very solid and I would be happy if that is what he ends up averaging.

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I think Hedo is very

I think Hedo is very overrated and though and was a terrible signing, I hope Gallo will be better than that.

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Solid 18-8 guy for his

Solid 18-8 guy for his career. He could already put the ball on the floor and drive it in so who knows.. Kid has got lots of potential. But don't look at his stats too much because he's playing for the Knicks.. The Knicks and Warriors have stat stuffer offenses.

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that is true

that is true

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They may be true but Gallo

They may be true but Gallo is not the main man on the Knicks and at 6'10" he is a shooter that on any team he can get open shots he would make them so he may actually be better on better teams that have more threats.

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Knicks actually don't have a

Knicks actually don't have a stat stuffer offense this year. They are 9th in the NBA in pace and like 13th or 14th in scoring. They are also awful on fast breaks.
On top of that this team has had a bunch of chucks on it this year and gallo is often fazed out of the offense while players like Harrington chuck the ball. There have been many games where he only took 3-4 shots (partially his fault) but a lot can be blamed on the cast around him. Also he has not played with a good PG yet, the best PG he has played with is Douglas and he is a pretty bad playmaker.

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he actually wouldnt get as

he actually wouldnt get as many shots on a better team. if he has better players around him then it stands to reason that he will get less shots because most of the offense will be ran for those players and not for him

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Quincey I agree about him

Quincey I agree about him not getting better shots on a better team, but if he had a better point guard he would get better shots. He needs a point guard that can create shots for Gallo because Gallo is a set shooter, not an off the dribble guy.

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Knicks don't run anything

Knicks don't run anything for him either and actually don't look for him nearly as much as they should. On a good team he would have a much easier time getting open if someone actually commanded a double team.

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thats possible. but if the

thats possible. but if the point guard is good he will be also taking more shots then duhon or the deer usually do so that may even it out

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They would be taking more

They would be taking more shots definitely, but Gallo would get more quality shots. If he had a Steve Nash or Chris Paul, Gallo would be an all-star and I don't think that is an exaggeration.

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Gallo only takes 11 shots

Gallo only takes 11 shots per game, compared to 14 for bargniani. So you can't say he is featured more in the offense because he is on a worse team.

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all of this is if or maybes

all of this is if or maybes though so no one knows..i do know i dont see dirk or peja when he was good in this kid. at best i see hedo.

and nash would make him look good but not a allsatr. joe johnson wasnt a all star with nash and he is/was better then gallo in my book

he's a ok player but unless a knicks fan brings him up he doesnt get talked about much

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Quincey, Steve Nash made

Quincey, Steve Nash made Q-Rich look like a premier 3 point specialist, and once he came to the knicks he was terrible. Gallo is a better player than Q-Rich by most people, so if Gallo had a Steve Nash fine maybe not an all-star, but very close to it.

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its widely known that qrich

its widely known that qrich came there lazy. he ended upout of shape and was a shell of his self. and im not sure if you know but he actually has a higher 3pt percentage for a season with the knicks then he did in phx

35 in phx
37in ny
38 in clipper land

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it is speculation but the

it is speculation but the thing is Gallo can shoot. The most open and in rhythm shots he can that he would make more of them. This is a guy at his height that could probably make 90 out of 100 shots wide open, so if he were on a team where he could get open shots and say he take 8 or the 11 shots and be wide open that is like at least 6 of the open shots he would make and i give him 1 of the 3 guarded shots meaning he would consistently shoot about 7-11 and most from deep and that is not counting the lay ups and dunks he could get with a good passer to get him easy shots. People forget how Dirk was early on and I see Gallo as a Dirk like player but not as quick off the dribble but more tougher inside than Dirk is. He is still young and his body will fill out more as well as he stronger. he may even be like 6'11"or so and his rebounding is improving but he is away from the basket so much he does not get as many opportunities.

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I made a post if Gallo could be a "franchise" player

a guy who u run the offense through. If he had more passing skills like a Larry Bird, he could be a bit unstoppable.

I mean he can shoot over most everybody,

I havent evaluated his defense, but players who arent elite athletes have to be better passers than Il Gallo has shown he can be an elite/scary/consistent player

but he has to implement certain things (like fast break court vision) that you rarely see implemented this late in player development.

Not saying that he can't but Walsh gave him a tape of Larry Bird, shooting.

what ppl dont know is that
1) Larry Bird studied Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson. Larry was Point Guard; 6apg lifetime avg
2) He was post player first and foremost

To reach his potential Gallo has a lot of tape to study and a lot of practice on his court vision and little things like playing point guard managing his team, he has above average potential than most recent European imports imo

3) I asked if he could become a franchise player and ppl said no,
4) I am sure of it now but he has to learn to be more of a passer off the dribble and leading the fast break

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Funny that Bargnani is the

Funny that Bargnani is the only one that regressed his 2nd season lol.

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