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Confident Danilo Gallinari is a must-start player

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Steve Alexander explains why he sees Atlanta Hawks' Danilo Gallinari as a must-start player moving forward for managers.

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STEVE ALEXANDER: Danilo Gallinari started in place of Clint Capela on Sunday, as Capela sat out with a heel injury, and racked up 20 points with five rebounds, a steal, a block, and three 3-pointers as the Hawks won their fifth straight game to stay undefeated in the month of March. Capela should be back soon, but Gallo's been coming on, scoring at least 20 points in three of his last four games, and scoring at least 15 in four straight. In his five March games, Gallo's at 17 points, six rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 3.4 3-pointers on 47% shooting.

Yeah, his next injury could be just around the corner, and the Hawks getting Capela and DeAndre Hunter back from their injuries could hurt Gallinari at some point. But he's playing with confidence, getting 30 minutes a night, and is a big reason the Hawks have yet to lose the game this month. And the latest news that Cam Reddish is going to miss another four to six weeks with an Achilles injury should mean that Gallo's a must-start player the rest of the way in fantasy.