After missing all of the warm up games heading into the qualification round of EuroBasket 2013 Danilo Gallinari played in Italy’s opening contest against Portugal. Gallo compiled ten points and nine rebounds in only 15 minutes as part of Italy’s 97-45 victory.
It is very promising to see Gallinari back on the court and performing effectively. The Rooster has only appeared in 63% of the regular season games the Nuggets have played since arriving as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade in 2011 (57 performances over 90 contests).
According to the Denver Nuggets Chris Andersen “has recently been experiencing soreness in his right knee.”
Thankfully an MRI has shown no structural damage, but this may explain why he has not been quite the game changer he was last year.
I have written how Birdman has relatively few miles on his wheels for a player his age, but for a player who relies on his athleticism, north of 30 who just signed a five year contract, this is not good news.