Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is in the process of clearing one of the biggest hurdles of his rehab — running.

"It's a big step," Gallinari said. "It's a big step towards the rehab. That makes you understand a little bit more what the situation (is). It was a pretty good step."

To be fair to Gallinari, who is working to return from an ACL injury, it is more like jogging than anything else. But it is progress.

"No sideways, just forward and backwards and that's it," Gallinari said. "It feels pretty good. It doesn't feel like I haven't been running since the fourth of April, a lot of months. It doesn't feel as good as it could be, but it's going to be better every day."