Since you seem to be so ignorant about Gallo's Euro-career how about some background:
Danilo Gallinari began playing professionally at age 15 in 2004 for Casalpusterlengo, a team in the Italian B1 League.
In 2005, Gallinari was acquired by Armani Jeans Milano, which then sent him to Edimes Pavia, a team competing in the Italian league second division championship during the 2005–2006 season, so that he could earn more experience with extended playing minutes. Even though he played only half of the season due to an injury, in 2006 he was nominated as the best Italian player of the Italian league second division championship, averaging 14.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and 0.8 assists in 17 games.
In 2006, he was recalled by Olimpia Milano to play in the 2006–2007 Italian league first division championship and also in the second level tier European wide cup competition, the ULEB Cup. In his first season in the top Italian division, Gallinari was named as the league's best player under the of age 22, averaging 10.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.0 assists per game in 34 regular season games and 11.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.1 steals, and 0.9 assists per game in 8 playoff games. During the season he also won the 2007 Italian All Star Game 3-point shootout contest.
He spent his last season with Milano in the top Italian league, finishing first in the league's overall efficiency ratings. During the 2007–2008 season, he averaged 17.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and 1.3 assists per game in 33 regular season games and 18.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.5 assists per game in 8 playoff games.
In the 2007–2008 season, he also played for the first time in the elite Europe-wide Euroleague competition, which is the first tier level continental cup competition of Europe. In the Euroleague he averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.5 steals per game in 11 games; he posted a season-high 27 points against Maccabi Tel Aviv in his final game. He made an instant impact on basketball courts around the continent and he was subsequently named the Euroleague 2007-08 season's Rising Star award winner.
I guess that was all Walsh needed to see to justify the pick @ 6th. I believe he did all of this before the age of 20. This kid has an extensive career for someone so young. He's like Rubio in that he has played alot of ball w guys much older and more experienced, held his own and earned accolades.
The kid is going to be an All-Star Kiyaman, just wait..
Lastly, why do hate on coach D'ant so much. To me this is the season to judge him. THIS UPCOMING YEAR is the make or break one. The team needs to show marked improvement. The last two seasons were throwaways bro. YOU NEED TO WAKE UP TO THAT REALITY. Why would you judge a coach on the two seasons the team spent trying to get under the cap, acquiring crappy flawed players (which you seem to have some weird, unwarranted affinity for) in order to do so?? IMO this will be the season we see the creative plays coming out of timeouts, the SSOL totally unleashed and players w clearly defined /effective roles. Stay tuned..
I'll admit I was very excited when The Knicks signed coach D'ant. I followed his work in Phoenix very closely w admiration. I saw as he developed Nash into what we see today. I watched as he took a young Amare and turned him into an All-Star, dominate inside scorer and remarkable pick & roll player that he is. IMO you've been overly critical of coach @ the wrong time. Save it for this season because this is the one where he'll pull out all of the stops.