Knicks Guard Langston Galloway went from an undrafted nobody, to a player on a 10-day contract, to a member of the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Galloway, who played with the Knicks in the Summer League and the preseason before being sent to the D-League to begin the year, was called up from Westchester midway through the season, and quickly established himself as a serviceable player at the NBA level. The St. Joe’s grad played 45 games and started 41 of them, averaging 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal in 32 minutes. Galloway signed a partially-guaranteed contract with the Knicks for next season after his second 10-day contract expired, so New York has the option to hold onto the 23 year-old for around $850,000. The Knicks entered last year’s draft with no picks, but put together a rookie crop that, between Galloway, Cleanthony Early, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, and Travis Wear, could pay dividends going forward.
The Knicks will look to land one of the league’s top first-year players on Draft Night in June, and will soon find out where they will pick in the first round with the Draft Lottery set for tomorrow night.
Langstanity will last a bit longer than Linsanity, apparently.
The Knicks have reached an agreement with Langston Galloway on a deal that will run through the rest of this season and next season, according to multiple reports. The deal comes with a partial guarantee to pay Galloway $850 K next year, so if the Knicks want him, they now have him locked up on the cheap.
Galloway was recently called up from the D-League after his strong performance in Westchester, and has averaged 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal in 28 minutes per game. The 23 year-old is shooting 43% from the field and 39% from beyond the arc.
The Knicks were hesitant to lock up any cap space before the summer, when they plan to chase some big stars, but teams are required to fill their roster with players making (at least) the minimum salary. Galloway’s deal, if it ends up being for $800 K, will only pay him $300 K more than the absolute minimum contract, which would be $500 K if the Knicks were to give that roster spot to a rookie.
So it’s not much of a financial hit at all for the Knicks, and it appears like it could be a steal if Galloway keeps up his strong play.