Last Updated on: August 3, 2020 by: Daniel Roffer
Danilo Gallinari is an Italian professional basketball player for the NBA team, Oklahoma City Thunder. Before his NBA career, he played for four seasons of professional basketball in Italy.
Danilo Gallinari Bio; Family, Ethnicity
Danilo, aged 31 was born on 8 August 1988 in Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Italy. He is Italian by ethnicity and is of European descent. He was raised by parents Vittorio Gallinari and Marilisa Gallinari. His father is a former Italian basketball player and who is now a sports agent.
The NBA star stands at a height of 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 meters) and weighs about 233 lbs (106 kg). He has a younger brother named Federico Gallinari. Federico, aged 22 is a colligate basketball player at Rochester University.
His NBA Career
Danilo began his basketball career in 2004 from Casalpusterlengo in Serie B Basket, the third-tier men’s basketball league in Italy. In 2005, Olympia Milano acquired him and send to another Italian club Edimes Pavia. Moreover, in 2006, the Olympia Milano recalled him to play in the Italian league first division championship. There, he played until 2008.
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The New York Knicks drafted him 6th overall in the 2008 NBA draft. He played for the Knicks for three seasons and was traded to the Denver Nuggets in a three-team trade on 22 February 2011. He played for the Nuggets for six seasons until 2017.
On 6 July 2017, the Los Angeles Clippers acquired Gallinari as part of a three-team trade. He played for the Clippers for two seasons and was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder on 10 July 2019. However, he suffered from an appendix and underwent an appendectomy on 4 August 2019.
Contract, Salary & Net Worth
Danilo’s recent contract was a three-year deal worth around $64.8 million. He earns a salary of around 21.6 million per season.
Moreover, he is projected to sign a new contract with the Thunder or another team, which could increase his paycheck so far. The NBA player enjoys the net worth of an estimated $32 million.
Does He Have A Wife Or Girlfriend?
Well, the 31-year-old is now relishing a romantic relationship with his girlfriend Eleonora Boi. The beautiful lady Eleonora, aged 34 is an anchor by profession. She is known for her work as a presenter for Italian stations, SportItalia and Mediaset Premium.
Well, the duo has been together for nearly two years. Meanwhile, they are now engaged to be married. However, the engagement details are not made known to the media so far. Their Instagram posts suggest that the to-be husband and wife are now relishing their blissful moments together.
Some Interesting Facts About Danilo Gallinari
- Danilo became the EuroLeague 2007-08 season’s Rising Star award winner in 2008.
- In 2011, he returned to Italy to play for Emporio Armani Milan for a season during the 2011 NBA lockout.
- He appeared as a model for Armani to promote various fashion wears.
- His nickname is Gallo, which means “rooster” in Italian.
- His father was a teammate of Mike D’Antoni, the head coach of the NBA side, Houston Rockets.