UPDATE: It turns out Gallinari ended up fracturing his hand and won’t play the rest of EuroBasket.
Former No. 6 overall pick and current Los Angeles Clipper Danilo Gallinari seems to have already taken a key page out of the team leader’s handbook. Just like Blake Griffin, Gallinari decided it was fine to punch someone, but he did it during a game rather than in a locker room. He was playing for the Italian National Team and went after opponent Jito Kok.
Gallinari apparently had to go to the hospital afterwards to get his hand looked at as mentioned in the tweet above. While it’s perfectly normal for injuries to occur during international play for NBA players, it’s not quite as common for players to initiate the injury. This is not something the Clippers want to see out of a guy they traded for in a three-team sign-and-trade deal.