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Danilo Gallinari is another ACL injury casualty, and his style of play could be impacted heavily by the injury as well.
Although Gallinari's probably best known for his size and shooting touch on the perimeter, it's his ability to put the ball on the deck and draw fouls (5.2 free-throw attempts per 36 minutes) that makes him a versatile scoring threat.
Gallinari could certainly get that quick pump-and-go move back, but truth be told, his lack of notable development during his three seasons in Denver had his value on the decline even before the injury.
Gallinari will make an average of $10.8 million over the next three years, and that's a hefty contract for a player who always seems to be on the cusp of a breakout season but never fully delivers.
For now, Gallinari is practically untouchable because of the injury, and there are reasons for concern going forward. That said, not many wings possess the size, touch and penetration skills that Gallo does. He's a risky investment, but he's a great "buy low" candidate, especially considering Denver's depth at small forward.
What it would take
An expiring contract and a first-round draft pick. Denver is in the position to survive Gallinari's departure thanks to the presence of Wilson Chandler, Jordan Hamilton and Quincy Miller, but this is a team starved for cap room and chances at a game-changing talent.
Given Gallinari's injury and contract, a trade is unlikely to happen this year. Eventually, though, if the right team dangled a first-round pick at some point, Denver would be hard pressed to say no.