'Il Gallo' played in 53 games for the Nuggets before being shelved with an ankle sprain, but the games he did play were some of the best of his career.

With long-time teammate Ty Lawson traded to Houston and Wilson Chandler sidelined with an injury, Gallinari shouldered the leadership load for the Nuggets. He played a team-high 34.7 minutes per game, and took a team-high 13.2 field goal attempts per game. The offense looked to him often to create scoring opportunities, and he was a leader on defense with his effort and persistence.

Gallinari ended the season on the injury report, but was reportedly healthy enough to return had the Nuggets won their way into playoff contention. The Nuggets best player should be at full strength for the start of the 2016-17 season where he will look to lead the Nuggets back into the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

This video is nine and a half minutes of clutch jumpers, sweet 3-pointers, halfcourt shots, and dunks that will leave you saying "Molto bene" over and over again with Chris Marlowe and Scott Hastings.

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