Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 1:07 pm  |  16 responses

Danilo Gallinari Agrees to 4-Year, $42 Million Extension With Denver Nuggets

Danilo Gallinari is going to be in the Mile High City for the next few years, as Gallo agreed to a contract extension with the Nuggets. Reports the Denver Post: “The deal is done — Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has agreed to a four-year contract extension, a league source told The Denver Post. The 23-year-old small forward will make close to $42 million in that four year span. The deal signifies Denver’s dedication to building around a young nucleus, the same nucleus that was handed the keys after Denver traded Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups 13 months ago.”

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  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I like him. He tries on D. He should be a great shooter when he slows it down and figures it out. He is going to be a late bloomer I feel. In a year or two he’ll really hit his stride.

  • mike

    Gallooooooo…Lawson, Afflalo, and him are a nice group to build with

  • ripslam

    $42 mil?! I understand he’s a young, talented shooter, but those come a dime a dozen in the L. Save your money…

  • Zack

    Probably the next Hedo. He kinda started blowing up in Sac, then had a couple good years in Orl. Just hope Galli doesn’t fall off like Turk.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    lock for first team all-nba, not. just keeping up the trend if imposter jtaylor doesn’t comment today.

  • T-Money

    I think this is good value for him. I really like this kid. As LakeShow said, he’s not very sound defensively but he gets into a stance, tries really hard and doesn’t mind contact. You can work with that. If he adds another 10 lbs, he would be able to play the 4 full time and really shine. Masai Ujiri is making big moves.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    15 mill for great role players(Chandler) and 10 mill for good role players(Gallinari)and 7 mill for mediocre role players(Kwame). So that’s the going rate post-strike?!

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    Yes! He will do great in Denver. He can be the next Peja, without the injuries I hope.

  • DerekG

    Happy to see Gallo get this contract but still wishing it was the Knicks that had inked it!

  • shawnkemp4prez

    Kid has lots of potential. Probably worth the money, especially for the Nuggets, who want to create the second-coming of the ’04 Pistons.

  • http://www.slamonline.com house

    Is it just me who thinks that NBA players, (in general) get paid way tooooo much to play these days or am I just showing my age?

    Having said that Gallo has impressed me this season.

  • Doug

    Nuggets are just going to get richer and deeper when they sign Wilson
    Chandler to an extension after he gets his release from China. Future
    in Denver looks great. VERY deep team that plays D and likes to run.

  • JD

    good decision – I like that.

  • Treshiq

    Nuggets Fan. Future looks bright..

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    I wish Gallo is with the Spurs right now.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    I like this kid. He’s gonna be worth it eventually.