D’Antoni Making Comparison between Gallinari and Darko?
The Italian Stallion whose supposed to be the lure for LeBron James and a companion looks less aggressive on both ends. He’s finishing out his first full season after playing just 27 games last year because of disc trouble.
In the three games with McGrady, Gallinari has scored 6, 5 and 7 points, respectively, and has taken no more than 8 shots.
"The rookie wall?. Did he hit it?,” D’Antoni said. "I don’ know. I don’t believe too much on that stuff. Obviously he’s got to turn his motor up. You have to be emotionally invested in the team or otherwise your game suffers. This game is too hard.”
D’Antoni’s rap on Gallinari didn’t sound all too different than his final evaluation of Darko Milicic, who was traded one week ago to Minnesota. The 7-1 Darko has averaged 18 minutes in three games for the Wolves, including an eight-point and eight-board outing in his debut.