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This has me a bit worried...I know tractor is a big mofo - but more than a month has passed and the dude's back is still not right - I hope we don't have a next Q-Rich situation here!The Italian Stallion's back is still not 100 percent.
Still resting an injured back he suffered during summer league in Las Vegas last month, KnicksNew York Knicks first-round pick Danilo Gallinari has withdrawn from the Italian National Team, which kicks off today its Eurobasket Qualifier tournament vs. Serbia.
According to Gallinari's father, Vittorio, his 6-10 Italian prodigy will sit out all the games so he can be fully healthy when the Knicks kick off training camp in their new site Sept. 30 in Saratoga. Italy did not qualify for the 2008 Games so it must start the process of making it in 2012.
A source said Gallinari made the decision on his own, though the Knicks are relieved he is not playing and are appreciative considering they know how much playing for the Italian National Team means to him.
Gallinari played just one summer-league game, injuring his back in his lone contest, after getting knocked around by Cleveland's Tractor Traylor. Gallinari sat out the final four games, raising questions about his durability for his rookie season.
The Knicks announced only Gallinari had sustained a sore back and was not more specific. Knicks president Donnie Walsh said yesterday he can't comment on Gallinari's injury because of HIPPA laws.
However, Knicks brass believes Gallinari showed enough offensive versatility to make the rotation this season and believes he will get stronger by camp. His selection at No. 6 led directly to the club ridding itself of 2006 first-rounder Renaldo Balkman.
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Gallinari is going to end up like Steve Francis. lol
Seriously, though, I hope he doesn't get injured. If he gets injured, the Knicks will be forced to use Q-Hitch and overpaid Jeffries.
he will b just fine. i sure if the regular season started tomorrow he would be playin. hes only gonna get about 15mins a game anyway next season. im sure the media is blowing this one up. the season is more than 2 months away.
Ok it has been proven that this is not a reoccurring injury, and in fact he is known for being pretty durable.
I don't think this injury is as serious as the media is making, but, I dont think that it just some simple back pains.
But,Remember it is not as if he was taking out of the game, he still played through the pain, I think he'll be just fine.
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy
I guess there isn't any problem with his back. It is just a good option for Gallo to get out of the qualifier tournament in order to get ready for his first NBA season. Blaming his absence on an injury is the best way not to affront anybody in Italy.
"Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand."
as long as he's good when practices hit again i'm content.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] gallo said that he feels good but his recovery is very long ( danilo is followed in Italy by Anthony Goenaga " Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Knicks" ) .He doesn't play for the national team for these months so he can be fully healthy when the Knicks kick off training camp (we are not like the Chinese) . he also said that the training camp was a good experience but he doesn't like these games because there is no teamwork. in the end of interview he said that his new house is in White Plains.
It's interesting that he said he didn't like the summer league games because there was no teamwork. That means he's going to hate playing for the Knicks. The entire roster is a bunch of selfish players that don't know a thing about teamwork (except D Lee).
Typically I would find an artilce like this a bit troubling also, but I'm not too bothered this time because Berman has consistently been writing negative things about Gallinari. Then other sources refute him. I think he has some kind of "thing" for Gallinari and the new management because he rarely has anything positive to say other than about Marbury. LOL
pls someone break back of fat edy cury put in weelchair he not play this season plesae
Please bring back the NYK intro from the 1994 Finals...PLEASE!!!!
god bless dirk
"Q richerdsen - he throw shoot it almost hit peoples ion crowd send him back phenix sun whatever he come from la cliper screw you q rich hiot 1 of 15 shoot put hand of you to head like you is kobe bryan pleasde"-Dirk
When Mark Aquire coached the Knick SL team both offseason teams had team-work and chemistry on the court.
When Hannerty coached lastseason SL team he had the best team-work and chemistry players in Vegas.
How come coach D'Antoni understudy who coached this Knick SL team had no team work? He and D'Antoni put the roster together and had Knick contract players practicing with the SL roster?
So far after 5 months of Donnie Walsh we seen the same performance we got from Isiah Thomas.
Signing another SF with the first round pick, adding another coach Pet-Player to the team, and trading another young draft pick for a nothing player.
Nothing changed when it look like the Knicks 2008-9 roster have the same players on it that caused TWO not one, but two 23 win seasons.
Ever since Isiah left it has been positive...players are more confident, our staff is better, the players respect their staff, the players work ethic is increasing, and our GM has a plan that I hope he won't screw up. Financially we are dead, so we have to wake up and get out of the "debt" area, and this 2010 plan is all about that, and hopefully landing a good player.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare