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Strengths: Feel for the game is tremendous as his creativity and efficiency offensively is unusual for a player his age … Possesses the prototype height and all around skills that the NBA covets at the small forward position … Has legit three point range on his shot … Quality ball handler who is able to bring the ball up the court to initiate fast break opportunities … Fundamentally sound player who understands the game’s nuances … Solid finisher in transition … Defensively demonstrates good effort and intensity … His decently quick hands allow him to get steals … Unselfish player with good court vision that enables him to make point guard quality passes to open teammates … Understands how to get open utilizing screens and will make adjustments depending how the defense plays him, thanks to his basketball IQ … Crafty player who does a great job creating contact to get to the free throw line … Owns a nice step back jumper that, coupled with his height, makes it very difficult to defend … Unlike last year when he settled for the perimeter shot too often, Gallinari has done well this season using hesitation moves on shot fakes to set-up drive opportunities … Extremely confident in his ability - no matter how he is playing he wants the ball in his hands in crucial moments … Plays with toughness that enables him to continue to play unfazed even when defended physically … Versatile player who would have no problem playing the shooting guard position in the NBA … Improved since last year moving without the ball in his hands …

Weaknesses: While there is no doubting his ability to hit the three point shot, Gallinari does struggle with consistency issues … Athletically, he isn’t very explosive and would be considered a slightly below average athlete on the NBA level … This hurts him defensively as he struggles to defend athletic assignments on the perimeter … Some of this will improve as his instincts and, most importantly, his lateral quickness continue to develop … Doesn’t have the blow by speed needed to gain full separation from his defender ... Neglects the mid-range shot too often, which he should utilize more in his game - most of his shots are three pointers or drives to the basket … Despite his size he doesn’t rebound the ball all that well, which speaks a little about his athleticism … Doesn’t move with the greatest of agility as his legs and waist are a bit stiff - while this doesn’t hurt him, most of the time Gallinari’s body control suffers a bit on drives to the basket because of it … Lack of post-up skills prevents him from being able to take full advantage of mismatches … Like most young players, Gallinari could stand to add more strength to his body, but there are some concerns that his athleticism could take a bit of a hit … While he has passing ability, he doesn’t always use it when situations call for it, as he can become too focused on scoring … At nineteen years old he will improve, but his potential isn’t tremendous because he’s not going to grow by vast amounts due to athletic limitations …

Matthew Maurer - 3/13/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2006-07 Armani Milan

42

42.3

29.9

82.3

1.0

0.3

3.8

1.0

10.8

2007-08 Armani Milan

41

47.3

40.5

85.0

1.9

0.4

5.9

1.4

17.6

Totals

83

45.3

36.1

83.7

1.4

0.3

4.8

1.2

14.2

 

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0 #2 Guest 2008-06-01 02:38
physically he can add more strength and the technical qualities are not in discussion so he will be drafted in first 10 positions and he has the opportunity to became an important player and why not play an all-star game at the best of his career
p.s. I have seen Gallinari play and i think he is better than the other italians Bargnani and Belinelli....
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0 #1 aaaa 2008-03-25 23:39
gallinari is the best
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