Danilo Gallinari Undergoes Appendectomy

Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari had an emergency appendectomy on Saturday, according to Alessandro Maggi of Sportando.

Despite the operation, Gallinari still plans to participate in the World Cup and is expected to report to training camp for the Italian National Team sometime in mid-August.

Gallinari was involved in one of this summer’s most important transactions, being shipped from the Clippers to Oklahoma City along with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and a package of draft picks in the trade that brought Paul George to L.A. and convinced Kawhi Leonard to sign with the team.

Gallinari, who turns 31 later this week, will make $22.6MM this year in the final season of his contract and could be a popular name on the trade market if the Thunder fall out of playoff contention. He posted a 19.8/6.1/2.6 line in 68 games last season.

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3 thoughts on “Danilo Gallinari Undergoes Appendectomy

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      Unless they trade D’Angelo Russell to get him, there’s no way he signs with the Warriors next summer. They have $129M tied up in Curry, Thompson, Russell, and Green in 2020 with the cap set around $117M.

  1. “and a package of prospects” is kind of underselling the historic enormity of that package.

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