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Mar 29, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Denver Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari wants to play until he's 35

One of the reasons the Denver Nuggets struggled so much in head coach Brian Shaw’s first season was the absence of small forward Danilo Gallinari (injuries to Ty Lawson, JaVale McGee, Nate Robinson and the loss of Andre Iguodala in free agency obviously hurt, too).

Gallinari needed a total reconstruction of his left knee and missed the entire season. However, that is going to stop Gallinari from enjoying a long NBA career before heading back to his home of Italy.

According to E. Carchia of Sportando, Gallinari wants to spend 10 more years in the NBA and then return to Olimpia Milano.

Danilo Gallinari said that he wants to play in the NBA for 10 more years and then he wants to return to Olimpia Milano.

“I want to play in NBA till I will be 35” said Gallinari as reported by ANSA. “My goal is to play 16-17 seasons in the NBA. Then I will return to Olimpia Milano. I can play just with Olimpia Milano’s jersey. There are no other teams for me” added il Gallo.

Gallinari averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game during the 2012-13 season.

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