Los Angeles Clippers: Danilo Gallinari’s fractured hand still not 100%

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Danilo Gallinari
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Danilo Gallinari /

Los Angeles Clippers Small Forward Danilo Gallinari only played 21 games last season due to numerous injuries including a broken right hand suffered late in the season.

In a recent interview conducted by Davide Chinellato of Gazzetta.it, Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari stated how his right hand is still not healed but that he will rule out surgery. He also added that he needs to have a better understanding on how to recover quicker.

Danilo sat out 61 games last year after signing a three-year, $65 million deal with the Clippers last off-season. Gallinari also had career low numbers in his field-goal percentage at (39.8%) and three-point percentage (32.4%).

It is vital that Danilo recovers this summer as he is a key piece in this new-era of Clippers basketball. He can stretch the floor with his 6’10 Frame, drive it in, and make plays for others. The team never had a small forward with his height and skills when “Lob City” was intact.

When he was on the court and not dealing with any types of injuries, Gallo provided scoring in bunches as he had a couple games in a row where he notched 20 points or more. Hopefully Danilo can take it easy this summer and just focus on getting his right hand back to normal.

A frontcourt of Danilio-Tobias-DJ is still very possible for next season as that will be very intriguing to see. The Clippers also face an important off-season ahead of them for the present and the future.

The team would love to have everyone healthy by the time of training camp, as well as adding more talent through the Draft and Free Agency. Stay tuned for more Clippers news and notes this summer!