As far David Lee goes, I took your point and turned it on its head. David Lee is an undersized-center who made the All-Star team, while Gallo is a wanna be shooting guard who is 38th in the league in 3 point % and was out of the 3 point contest All-Star weekend in the first round.
Arenas? Really? That's exactly what we need, another headcase who can't stay out of trouble and who has had 2 serious surgeries in the last 3 years...give me a break with that ****.
I'd much rather try and get something out of my #6 pick rather than give up on him for a guy that might shoot up the locker room.
Gallo only plays good when the spotlight is on him against star players...just like Mike D said " Gallo has to be aggressive and want the ball every night" WHen Gallo doesn't call for the ball he is basically in a fog and doesnt know what to do....especialy in this game against UTAH...Gallo sucked plain and simple and barely tried to drive towards the hoop to draw fouls.
I don't understand this kid, doesn't he know that he excels when he posts up and drives towards the basket????? He draws a foul almost everytime he drives because defenders play him so close!!! Am I talking Chinese or something?
What happened to the Gallinari that had 15 fouls shouts in one game? The one who constantly drove towards the hoop which forced defenders to play him back, resulting in open shots that went in.
Gallo does not know his game and only shows flashes of having a brain....its amazing how great he can play and playing to his strengths and then next game he is doing the exact opposite.
Is this Mike D's fault?
What the hell is said to Gallo when he is not drawing fouls and driving? "Gallo just sit on the three point line and let everyone else score, and by the way if you get the ball just jack up a shot or pass it off as if the ball is a hot potato." I feel like someone tells Gallo that quote whenever he has these horrible games where he deos nothing especially on offense.
Playing time, hard work and consistency will bring Gallo to another level. He has not had a chance in his short career due to injury and ball hog veterans. Avergaing 14.5 PPG in your second year is not bad at all. Yes, we would all like him to develop more of a post to mid range game but that will come as he gets stronger, learns the nuances and stays healthy. Further, spreading the floor at the 3 point line is really what he is supposed to be doing with this team of players. As our team gets better and he matures you will be singing a different tune. (or not but at least Gallo will have had a real audition)