It’s been an amazing three weeks and a real privilege to watch it all happen, but this is the last of my basketball reports.
Langston Galloway has been signed to The New York Knicks after a couple of days of real ‘hardball’.
It’s been amazing because over these few weeks Lang got his big chance to play for a Major League team and we got a chance to see him play for them….by accident.
Then, playing for a great team which was having a terrible season, Lang had a burst of fantastic form which made everybody realise how good he was.
I was following his games on fans websites and reading US sports reports stats – I couldn’t believe how well it was going.
What a fantastic career he is going to have.
New York Post.
Langston Galloway, Knicks agree to contract for 2015-16
By Marc Berman
January 27, 2015 | 10:54am
Unheralded Knicks guard Langston Galloway became a free agent when his 10-day contract expired Tuesday.
The Knicks and point guard Langston Galloway have agreed to terms on a contract for the remainder of this season and a partially guaranteed pact for 2015-16, The Post has learned, after the rookie’s second 10-day contract expired Tuesday.
The negotiations were over whether the Knicks were willing to give Galloway guaranteed money for next season. The Knicks — who cancelled Tuesday’s practice because of the snowstorm — initially offered only a non-guaranteed pact for 2015-16. Galloway was asking for the $800,000 minimum for second-year players.
Galloway was briefly a free agent Tuesday morning, technically, and may have gained leverage with other teams interested in signing him after a breakout month of January.
Knicks president Phil Jackson is very protective of his cap space, with potentially $32 million available to spend on free agents this offseason.
Jackson didn’t exercise the $2 million option on Shane Larkin’s pact for next season – with indications he does not believe the undersized, speedy point guard is part of the Knicks’ future.
Galloway has been one of the positive developments to an otherwise brutal season since joining the team three weeks ago from the team’s D-League affiliate in Westchester. Galloway also was on the team’s summer-league squad after going undrafted. It was surprising any contract impasse occurred at all.
The 6-foot-2 Galloway, who has started the past four games, is averaging 12.1 points and 4.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists.
(a don’t stop till you drop production)
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