The Curious Case of Langston Galloway
I must admit that watching the New York Knicks play this season has been extremely difficult for me and fans of the team alike. But there has been one bright spot that has brought some excitement to the team: Langston Galloway.
After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Galloway joined the Knicks’ summer league team. After that, he signed with the Knicks in September, but was waived in October. Getting a second chance to reach the NBA, the Westchester Knicks, the organization’s D-League affiliate acquired him in November.
With Westchester, the point guard averaged 16.5 points per game, impressing the Knicks enough to promote him on January 7, making him Westchester’s first ever call-up.
New York signed Galloway to a 10-day contact, and he made his NBA debut that day, fulfilling his dream of playing in the league. He posted seven points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal in a 91-101 loss to the Washington Wizards.
Galloway sparkled in his second contest on January 8, draining 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting in a 96-120 loss to the Houston Rockets. A second 10-day deal followed, and the former St. Joseph’s University Hawk continued to play well, despite the Knicks’ struggles.
In fact, on January 27, the Knicks rewarded the six-foot-two Galloway to a contract for the rest of this season and a partially guaranteed pact for the 2015-16 campaign.
Galloway has made his second chance count, averaging solid numbers of 11.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and three assists per game through 19 tilts thus far.
Furthermore, Langston Galloway plays hard and defense, something the Knicks have rarely done this season. His hardnosed style has made him a fan favorite, and given them something to look forward to in the future, other than the pingpong balls that will be bouncing on draft lottery day.