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8 - Danilo Gallinari

  • Birthday: 8/8/88
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: International
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 220
  • Team: KK Partizan Belgrade
  • Hometown: S. Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
  • Euroleague Profile
  • 2007 Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Detlef Schrempf

Borko Popic - 6/17/2008

Strengths: Long and crafty player who has a knack for scoring Has become a very consistent shooter and can light it up from deep He is able to make shots in a variety of ways: contested, off the dribble (both ways), stepbacks, fadeaways Put together an impressive season in one of the top European leagues and has shown that he can carry the load as the primary scorer Is very mature for his age, plays with great confidence and composure Has an awkward 2 step (he is able to alter his speed and change direction once he picks up his dribble) going to the basket, allowing him to get by people and finish around the basket Shows patience when making moves, getting his defender off balance with a variety of fakes and jabs Knows how to draw contact and sell the foul to the refs When a defender cuts off his angle to the basket, he has a very effective up & under that he utilizes even out to 15 feet Anticipates well and uses his length to disrupt the passing lanes Has developed a scorers mentality, but there are obvious glimpses where he shows a good feel for the game and ability to find open teammates

Weaknesses: A high level European player does not always equal a contributor in the NBA His body has ways to go before it will be on the NBA level Athleticism and explosiveness are just average Struggles dribbling the ball against physical defenders which hurts even more considering his blow by ability is limited His secondary moves off the dribble are subpar and he is often forced to shoot difficult and offbalance shots Tends to dribble the ball high and even looks down on it as he is attacking, hurting his court vision and decision making Has minimal elevation on his jumpshot, he is more of a set shooter and his release is very robotic and lacks fluidness His legs are stiff which makes his movements seem a bit awkward and it takes away from his quickness While he has good height, he is strictly a perimeter player as he has minimal back to the basket moves and his weak frame also makes him a non threat in the post His rebounding numbers are only decent, for a player at his position, getting major minutes, they should be higher Defensively he is a liability; he gambles too much, plays with his hands down and is undisciplined Marginal foot speed and a weak body will leave his opponents salivating in excitement to abuse the mismatch

Notes: Basketball is in his blood, as his father is a former player and old teammate of current Knicks Head Coach Mike DAntoni

Ettore Poli - 10/10/2004

Strengths: Very good athlete. PG skills in a 6-8 forward body, can play all the back-court spots. Has great fundamentals for his age, drives well and know how to create his own shot or pass the ball. Offensively he can do almost everything at the best level possible for a 16 year old. Great 3p shot, has shooting range of more than 24 feet and likes to show it off. Even if Gallinari seems a streak shooter sometimes, he is definitely a true shooter who doesn't miss twice if left open and is able to shoot even from the dribble. His ball-handling is very strong for a man of his height. He can drive to the basket from left and right with a good first step and often tryes finishing with a dunk in traffic. Plays decently in the low post. Above average rebounder for the role. Good ball-hawk thanks to his quick hands. Reads the defense well so he's able to receive a lot of fouls and go to the FT line many times per game. Plays with intensity and heart. Natural born talent with intriguing upside: at 6-8 probably hasn't finished growing (has long legs not proportioned to the rest of body).

Weaknesses: Last year doctors stopped him from playing for 3 months due to a growth problem. Now he seems ok but has to improve physically and then add muscles to his body. Sometimes struggles with his shot selection and has the tendency to rely on his 3pt jumper too much. Nothing special on defense, except for steals: often has difficulty defending shorter and quicker opponents. Must become quicker with his footwork and lateral mobility. Needs to improve his decision making and develop his promising passing skills. Must become more consistent: sometimes he forgets his PG mentality and forces situations.

Notes: His rights are owned by Armani Jeans Milano. But he will be on loan to Montegranaro for 2 years Overall top scorer at the 2004 European Championships for cadets (U16) in Greece, he took Italy to a good 6th place (best result for 10 years in a cadet competition) by oneself. Last year got some minutes in the tough 4th Italian division, this year will play much more against older and tougher players. Next year could go to play in Italy's 1st division and be acquired by a top level team.

YouTube Clip - 1/1/2001

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