#8 Power Forward

Danilo Gallinari

Height / Weight
6' 10" / 236 lbs
Born
Aug 8, 1988 (34)
College
None
NBA Draft
1st Round, 6th Overall, 2008
Nationality
Italian
SEASON STATS
2022-2023
PTS
N/A
-11.7
Rebounds
N/A
-4.7
Assists
N/A
-1.5
PER
0.00
-16.94
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Danilo Gallinari
Nickname: Gallo
Place of Birth: Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
Parents: Vittorio and Marilisa Gallinari
Spouse: Eleonora Boi

Danilo Gallinari Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, & Basketball Career

Danilo Gallinari is an Italian professional basketball player who plays forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. A gifted offensive player, Gallinari has the ability to score in a number of different ways, making him dangerous for several squads over the course of his veteran career. He has been a solid player in support of some of the biggest stars in the league during his years as a pro.

Danilo Gallinari Basketball Career

Pro Career

Danilo Gallinari started his professional career in 2004 when he played in the Italian third tier for Casalpusterlengo. He moved up the ranks of Italian professional basketball, moving to Armani Jeans Milano in the second division before moving up to Olimpia Milano after that. In the top tier of Italy, he was also able to play in the Euroleague in the 2007-2008 season, winning the rising star award for the competition that year. In April of 2008, he declared for the NBA Draft.

NBA Career

Gallinari was taken with the sixth overall draft pick in the draft by the New York Knicks, which was televised on ESPN. His rookie year saw him miss a large stretch of time due to injury, with Gallinari missing nearly every game that regular season until the month of January. He showed flashes of brilliance at times in the 2009-2010 season and was a key pillar in the early portion of the 2010-2011 campaign where Amar’e Stoudemire and young players like Gallinari led to optimism for the Knicks for the first time in a decade. Gallinari’s 31 points against the Boston Celtics in 2010 may have been the highlight of his tenure with the Knicks.

That optimism was short-lived for Gallinari, though, as he was traded to the Denver Nuggets in the middle of that season. In a three-team deal between the Knicks, Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves, Gallinari was sent to Denver with all-star Carmelo Anthony going to New York. Gallinari continued to show flashes for the Nuggets, including a 30 point performance against the Portland Trail Blazers in his second appearance with the team. But he had to deal with injuries continuing to get in the way of him completing multiple seasons. He missed the entire 2013-2014 season with an ACL injury, with his first game back the following year being a seven-point performance against the Detroit Pistons.

In 2017, the Nuggets traded Gallinari to the Los Angeles Clippers, where he teamed up with players like Lou Williams and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in a division that featured Kevin Durant’s Warriors and LeBron James’ Lakers. He was traded to the Clippers as a part of a deal with the Atlanta Hawks, who acquired Jamal Crawford along with a draft pick from the Houston Rockets in the trade. Injuries again derailed Gallinari in Los Angeles, as he missed time in both of his seasons with the team.

The Clippers traded Gallinari to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2019, with Gallinari and Gilgeous-Alexander being sent along with five first-round picks to OKC in exchange for MVP candidate Paul George. With Russell Westbrook being traded to Houston to bring Chris Paul to the Thunder, the move allowed the Thunder to reset after some painful eliminations in the playoffs. The fresh start was good for Gallinari as well, who played in 55 of the team’s 64 games for the season and averaged 19.2 PPG.

Danilo Gallinari Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Danilo Gallinari signed a three-year, $65 million deal with the Denver Nuggets in 2017. He is currently in the last year of his contract. Over the course of his career, he has earned over $135 million from his contracts in the league. Gallinari has a net worth of $32 million, thanks in large part to his NBA salary. He also has an array of endorsement deals, including Reebok, who has made him his signature shoe called “The Rooster”. Gallinari has also done some modeling for Armani to bolster his NBA income.

Danilo Gallinari Personal Life

Gallinari was born in Sant’angelo lodigiano in Italy to parents Vittorio and Marilisa Gallinari. He has a younger brother named Federico. Romantically, Gallinari is in a long-term relationship with model Eleonora Boi. They do not have any children to this point, nor does Galliari with anyone else.

Danilo Gallinari Fun Facts

  • His nickname, Gallo, can be translated to rooster in Italian.
  • Gallinari has broken out for a number of 30 point games in his career, including against the Bulls, 76ers, Pelicans and Mavericks.
  • Gallinari’s career-high was 47 points in a double-overtime loss to the Mavericks, where Raymond Felton led the Mavs to victory over Gallo’s Nuggets.
  • Gallinari has only had one season where he shot under 40% from the field when he shot 39.8% on his field-goal attempts in the 2017-2018 season.
  • Gallinari is an 87% free-throw shooter for his career and made 96.3% of his attempts from the charity stripe in his rookie season.
  • In 2019, he once scored 20 or more points in nine straight games, the best such streak of his career.
Career stats
2022-2023
BOS
2021-2022
ATL
2020-2021
ATL
2019-2020
OKC
2018-2019
LAC
2017-2018
LAC
2016-2017
DEN
2015-2016
DEN
2014-2015
DEN
2013-2014
DEN
2012-2013
DEN
2011-2012
DEN
2010-2011
DEN
2009-2010
NY
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2022-2023
0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2021-2022
66 25.3 43.4 38.1 90.4 4.7 1.5 0.2 0.4 11.7
2020-2021
51 23.9 43.4 40.6 92.5 4.1 1.5 0.2 0.6 13.3
2019-2020
62 29.6 43.8 40.5 89.3 5.2 1.9 0.1 0.7 18.7
2018-2019
68 30.3 46.3 43.3 90.4 6.1 2.6 0.3 0.7 19.8
2017-2018
21 32.0 39.8 32.4 93.1 4.8 2.0 0.5 0.6 15.3
2016-2017
63 33.9 44.7 38.8 90.2 5.1 2.2 0.2 0.7 18.2
2015-2016
53 34.7 41.0 36.1 86.8 5.3 2.5 0.4 0.8 19.5
2014-2015
59 24.2 40.1 35.5 89.5 3.7 1.4 0.3 0.8 12.4
2013-2014
0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012-2013
71 32.5 41.8 37.3 82.2 5.2 2.5 0.5 0.9 16.2
2011-2012
45 31.3 41.4 32.5 87.2 4.7 2.7 0.5 1.0 14.8
2010-2011
47 34.6 42.1 35.0 88.6 4.6 1.7 0.5 0.8 16.1
2009-2010
13 29.3 44.8 43.8 85.7 4.2 1.2 0.5 0.6 14.1