The New York Knicks and point guard Langston Galloway have agreed to terms on a new contract. Galloway, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, has played through two 10-day contracts with the Knicks after being called up from their D-League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks.
Through eight games so far in the NBA this season, Galloway has averages of 12.1 points per game, 3.0 assists per game, and 4.1 rebounds per game. He has been comfortable with running the offense. He also isn’t afraid to take the big shot – he hit game-sealing shots against the Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic with under a minute left.
The contract talks between Galloway and the team reportedly stalled after the Knicks were unsure whether they were willing to commit to Galloway for the 2015-16 NBA Season. Phil Jackson has made it clear through his actions that he wants to free up as much cap space as possible, so it is understandable that he was a little leery before giving money to someone who has only played in eight NBA games thus far.
However, Galloway got his wish, as the Knicks have signed him to a two year deal, which will expire at the end of next season.
Although the team will take a minor cap hit for next season, this move could prove to be a good one. Galloway provides hustle, tenacity, and scoring. What more could a struggling team ask for? Knicks fans will be especially happy that the team has committed to a young, talented player since the team declined to pick up the option on Shane Larkin, a move that could very well prove costly in the future.