"There are only two or three superstars in the league anyways," Karl said early in the season.
Hopefully Gallo's confidence and ankle are coming around. That drive from the 3 point line for the dunk was as clutch as his 3 point shots last night. I think this team can win a bunch of regular season games if Wilson and Moz play closer to their ceiling. Wilson is so much better than he has shown the last 2 seasons. This is a playoff team but I would still look to package some quantity for quality if possible.
8-12 in the second half after that scary 0-10 start. Gotta give him credit for sticking with it.
Just to compare to his first seven games last year: (first number is last year, next is this year)
Guy has definitely fallen in love with his three even more so this year instead of attacking the basket, but the point production is still there otherwise, with a pretty good spike in rebounding.
Also, it's SEVEN GAMES.
Gallo likes to drive to the hoop so I would guess that the ankle injury has played a role in him driving less. That may be a blessing in disguise if it forces him to get his outside shooting back to the level it was years ago. Gallo is a competitor. When he is healthy he will come around and play better. He will and does play hurt. Some NBA players will not play hurt because they do not want to mess with their stats.
pretty much... he sucks. thats all thats too it. lol. WHERES ILL WILL
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Yes, he is what he is, and he is NOT a good shooter. He's 32% fg this year, and barely 38% career with the Nuggets. League average is over 45%.
He is a well-below average shooter who sells himself as a shooter. Lame.
And he is perpetually injured. Just this week it was first his ankle, and then his hip, and now his knee too.
I've just about had it with Gallo. To think that people were saying he was the greatest shooter they've ever seen. I know we've all have been saying stuff like "wait until he's healthy," but I've waited long enough. Right now I'd let him have a break. Move Iggy over to his spot and put Hamilton at shooting guard. Play him off the bench or none altogether.
Gallo had a poor start to the season. I think it is safe to assume the ankle and knee injuries played some role in his poor start. It will take a while for his shooting percentages to rise but his season points/rebound averages are already at 15.5ppg-6.5rpg. I would not be surprised to see Gallo Average 17ppg and 7rpg this season.
This is a knee jerk reaction thread. Gallo has, in the last 5 games, averaged 18 and 6 on 45% shooting. He has made clutch shots and gotten to the rim better. He had a slow start to the season but come on now people! Gallo is getting closer to being the 20ppg scorer we need him to be. If he can be a 6 10 manu ginobili, I will be thrilled. Not many guys can shoot, pass, rebound and play defense like gallo. he gets to the line better than anyone on the team and converts when he gets there. I see Lawson, Iggy, Faried and Gallo as being our core 4 guys. Once GK's love affair with playing everyone out of position in the closing minutes I think McGee will join them. It's great that we have these guys for years. Hopefully Iggy opts out and re signs with us 4 years 56 mil or so.
Well, I think Gallo is starting to get back into form. He is beating guys off the dribble and finishing at the basket. Seems his ankle injury was likely the reason he had a sluggish start.
What has impressed me even more this year is his rebounding (both defensive and offensive) and his defense. Always believed Gallo was an above average defender but he has been defending PFs and Cs at times and really has not embarrassed himself at all, on the contrary, he as made some big plays.
Like I said in an earlier post in this thread, the Nuggets are a better team with Gallo on the roster.
Also looks like Gallo and Iggy are building a strong relationship/friendship. Have notice the two feed off each other and at time outs etc, they seem to fire each other up or be the first to congratulate the other on a good play.