Gallinari scored 21 points (2-12 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 17-18 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and a steal across 35 minutes in Friday's 125-117 win over the Pacers. Although Gallinari struggled with his shot in his first game back from injury, he certainly got down and dirty inside with 11 boards and two blocks. One of the reasons he struggled a bit is that he was fouled repeatedly in the act of shooting, which resulted in an impressive 17-for-18 from the charity stripe. He led the team in usage so it appears the Nuggets are fine with letting him loose. This is certainly good news for owners who had to watch him sit on the bench in the closing weeks of their seasons. He's also immediately back on the radar in DFS formats and should come at a reasonable price as he returns to action.
Gallinari (knee) will play Friday against the Pacers, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports. Following a four-game absence due to a bone bruise in his left knee, Gallinari was able to take part in the Nuggets' morning shootaround Friday, and though he noted that he wasn't quite back to full strength, the forward apparently felt well enough for the team to clear him to play. It's assumed that Gallinari will reenter the starting five, with either Mason Plumlee or Wilson Chandler moving to the bench to create room for him. The Nuggets could still opt to ease Gallinari back into the mix following the layoff, so he may not be an attractive DFS play Friday, given the likelihood he falls a bit short of the 33.7 minutes per game he's averaging for the season.
Gallinari (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Pacers, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. Gallinari has missed the last four games with a bone bruise in his left knee, but the Nuggets seem to be more optimistic that he might be able to take the floor Friday, which would put the team back to full strength on the health front. The team will likely have official word on Gallinari's status following morning shootaround, but if he's cleared to play, he'd presumably reenter the starting lineup at small forward, pushing either Wilson Chandler or Mason Plumlee to the bench. Regardless of which player gets demoted, both would be in store for reductions in playing time, as would Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez.
Gallinari (knee) will not play Wednesday against Cleveland, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. A bone bruise on his left knee will keep Gallinari out of action for the fourth straight game, and he'll now set his sights on a potential return Friday in Indianapolis. In his absence, expect Wilson Chandler (groin), Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton to soak up the majority of the minutes at small forward.
Gallinari (knee) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. Gallinari, who has missed the last three games with a bone bruise in his left knee, indicated Monday that he was closing in on a return and was hopeful to play Wednesday, according to Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports, but his doubtful designation implies that's likely no longer the case. Along with Gallinari, Wilson Chandler (groin) has also missed time lately and is listed as questionable Wednesday, so if both are out for another contest, rookie Juancho Hernangomez would presumably face the unenviable task of trying to slow down LeBron James. The Nuggets should provide final word on the statuses of Gallinari and Chandler after their morning shootaround Wednesday.
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