Danilo Gallinari tore his left ACL early September while playing for Italy in a FIBA World Cup qualifier. It’s expected that Gallinari will miss his first season with the Boston Celtics.

“My mind-set is that I want to play, and that I’m going to play at the end of the season,” Gallinari said. “I want to play in the playoffs. So that’s the mind-set that helps me every day get better and motivates me even more.”