Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  4 responses

Danilo Gallinari Contemplates Playing in Europe During NBA Lockout

Like many of his fellow NBAers, Gallo is thinking about playing for a European team while the NBA lockout drags on. From Sportando: “I did not think about my future yet. It is very hard to understand what is going to happen in 3-4 months from now. For sure, the season will start later than normal and I have to keep myself in shape. But I really don’t want to practice without playing for four months. I am supporting the NBPA: it is right to discuss and re-negotiate the contract but I am not so convinced by the words of David Stern about the losses NBA had in the last years’ said Gallinari who ruled out a return to Olimpia Milano after the statements made by the new head coach of the team Sergio Scariolo (the coach said that he doesn’t want any player in the roster knowing that he can leave during the season when the lockout ends). ‘I did not have any contact with any team so far and I really don’t know if I can play in Europe even if I am under contract with an NBA franchise. For sure, I support coach Scariolo: in Milano I would have a lot of minutes and be an important player in the roster. It is disrespectful playing there few months and then being back to Denver’ said [Gallinari].”

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  • MikeC.

    Word to Gallo for being the first NBA player to talk about playing in Europe, and knowing that he might not be allowed. That dumb look on his face hides a working brain.

  • david sanchez

    I hope he goes and doesn’t come back . He sucks I feel bad for the nuggets getting stuck with this scrub

  • Marco

    ^^^can you explain why you think he isn’t good at basketball?

  • jay

    U must not watch denver games, I’m a denver fan can u explain how denver got 50 wins and he avraged around 15 points I think in his 3 year and he’s young he’s gonna get better. At least he’s not staying home and spending his money like half of these low life players.