Danilo Gallinari has a new contract with the Clippers for 3 years and $65 million, but he may have jeopardized some of his offseason work during an altercation during Sunday’s international friendly betweeen Gallinari’s Italy and the Netherlands.

That’s because he was unfortunate enough to land a punch he threw.


After landing a punch in a European exhibition game for Italy, LA Clippersforward Danilo Gallinari suffered a right thumb injury that isn’t expected to require surgery, league sources told ESPN.

Gallinari will miss the Eurobasket tournament for Italy but is expected to be fully recovered for the start of the Clippers’ training camp in September, sources said. Clippers doctors are planning to examine the injury soon, but the initial diagnosis calls for a month of rest and rehabilitation on the thumb, sources said.

Gallinari, 28, slugged the Netherlands’ Jito Kok in a scuffle, causing the injury that sent him to a local hospital.

That’s not ideal. Hopefully he recovers in time for training camp.


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