Nuggets News: JaVale McGee, Danilo Gallinari could return in the next week

The Denver Nuggets are streaking at the present moment, and could pick up two valuable reinforcements as they look to pull themselves up from the fringles of the NBA Western Conference playoff picture.

Per Christopher Dempsey of the Denver Post, "according to general manager Tim Connelly, the Nuggets could see the return of two significant players — center JaVale McGee and forward Danilo Gallinari — in the next week."

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McGee has missed 17 consecutive games due to what has been termed as complications to the muscle around his surgically-repaired left tibia. He's played in just one of the Nuggets' last 23 contests, and is averaging 5.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in just 11.6 minutes per contest when he has been on the court.

Gallinari, on the other hand, has only been out since December 22nd after suffering a torn meniscus. The 26-year-old Italian-born small forward is posting averages of 7.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per contest over 24 games played in 2014-15.

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