Feb 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots the ball during the second half against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 112-104. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Danilo Gallinari's First Dunk in Four Months


Yesterday, we shared an update from the Denver Nuggets on Danilo Gallinari and the progress he’s made as he recovers from an ACL injury suffered in April 2013. The post included a link to a video on the Nuggets’ site that showed Gallo throwing down a two-hand dunk, his first jam since he underwent knee surgery approximately four months ago.

Here’s an alternate angle of the dunk from the Nuggets’ official Vine account:

Now, look, I know analyzing a single dunk from multiple angles is a little obsessive and, believe me, I’m not trying to turn this into the Zapruder Film. But it’s the offseason. And I’m just excited to see Gallo inching closer to full-strength. When he’s healthy, he’s a lethal weapon for the Nuggets, creating match-up problems for most teams and giving us a lot more options in terms of tinkering with the line-up during various in-game scenarios.

But unless the Nuggets somehow had a camera attached to the rim for this important moment that captured an even cooler angle, I promise this is my last post about Gallo’s routine practice-court slam. (Maybe.)

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