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Atlanta Hawks | #8 | Forward

Danilo

Gallinari

PPG

15.9

RPG

4.8

APG

2.0

6'10" | 233lb | 32 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Ranked fourth in free throw percentage and fifth in three-point percentage among league leaders. Led the NBA in points per possession with at least 1,000 possessions, per Synergy and recorded career highs in points, rebounds and field goal percentage per game. He is the only player to average at least 19 points and six rebounds while shooting 43 percent or better from three. On 3/4 at L.A. Lakers, recorded his 1,000th career threepointer and notched his 29th 20-point game this season, the most in any season of his career. On 4/5 vs. L.A. Lakers, matched his career high of eight assists. On 3/31 vs. Memphis, recorded a season-high 15 rebounds and made 14 free throws. He also recorded his seventh doubledouble of the season and 25th of his career. On 3/26 at Minnesota, matched his season best with six made threes. On 3/8 vs. Oklahoma City, recorded a season-best 34 points, including a season-leading 15-point first quarter. This game marked his second 30-point game as a Clipper. On 2/22 at Memphis, matched his season high by grabbing three steals. On 1/14 vs. New Orleans, made six three-point shots, setting a season high. On 12/28 at L.A. Lakers, recorded his fourth double-double of the season and 22nd of his career. On 12/13 at San Antonio, registered his 1,000th career assist. On 12/2 at Dallas, logged what was then his highest-scoring quarter as a Clipper with 14 points in the first frame. On 11/29 at Sacramento, set a new season high with three steals. On 11/10 vs. Milwaukee, notched his 900th career three-pointer. On 10/21 vs. Houston, logged consecutive 20-point games for the second time as a Clipper. Missed one game due to illness. Sat out 10 games due to low back spasms. Missed one game due to a sore left ankle.

BEFORE NBA

INTERNATIONAL CAREER Played in Italy from 2004-2008. Participated in 2011 Eurobasket Championships for Italy. Averaged 15.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in five games. Appeared in 62 games (60 starts) in two seasons (2006-08) with Armani Jeans Milano of the Italian A-1 League, averaging 14.0 points on 45.2 percent shooting from the field and 36.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Was named Euroleague’s Rising Star in 2007-08. Scored a career-high 29 points vs. Siviglia during the 2007-08 season. Participated in the 2007 Italian All-Star Game. Signed with Armani Jeans Milano and played on Ioan with Edimes Pavia (Italian A-2 League) in 2005-06. Member of the Italian U-18 National Team, helping lead Italy to a bronze medal at the 2005 U-18 European Championships in Belgrade while averaging 10.6 points per game. Made his pro debut at age 16 with Assigeco Casalpusterlengo of the Italian Serie B-1 League in 2004-05.

PERSONAL LIFE

Nicknamed “The Rooster” (Il Gallo). Father, Vittorio, played professional basketball in Italy for a number of teams and was a Milan teammate and roommate of Mike D’Antoni for eight years. Favorite athletes include Michael Jordan and Roger Federer. Played for the Italian National Team in the 2008 Summer Olympics qualifying tournament. Lists Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Angelina Jolie as the three people he would most like to have dinner with. Favorite actors are Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie and favorite entertainer is Justin Timberlake. Favorite meal is either sushi or gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese. Participated in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders goodwill tour to Senegal, Africa in August 2010.