The Knicks are taking a “hard look” at D-Leaguer Tiny Gallon, tweets Shams Charania of RealGM. There’s no workout scheduled, but it appears there’s a decent chance Gallon will receive an audition soon, Charania’s report indicates. The Knicks, with a pair of open roster spots after waiving Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih, are reportedly seeking defensive upgrades.
Gallon is a 6’9″ power forward for the Delaware 87ers, the D-League affiliate of the Sixers. The Bucks drafted him out of Oklahoma in the second round in 2010 and brought him to camp, but they waived him. The Celtics picked him up soon thereafter, but he failed to make the opening-night roster with Boston, either. He’s otherwise been out of the NBA ever since, but he’s impressed with Delaware this season, averaging 18.4 points and 9.4 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per game.
The Sixers have maintained a dialogue with Gallon all season, so perhaps the Knicks will face competition for his services, though that’s just my speculation. The 23-year-old turned down an offer from China recently so he could remain in close range of NBA scouts.