Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (left knee surgery) originally was expected to be ready to play Jan. 1, but Gallinari confirmed by text Thursday that he might not return until later in January or maybe even February.
While Gallinari underwent surgery on his meniscus four weeks ago, he had a slight delay and won't have surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament for another two weeks, he said during a talk show on 102.3 ESPN.