The Knicks have signed combo guard Langston Galloway and power forward Travis Wear, the team announced (on Twitter). The pair are presumably on minimum-salary contracts for camp, either without guarantees or with only small partial guarantees attached to their deals.
Galloway and Wear played on New York’s summer league team in July after going undrafted the previous month. Galloway averaged 17.7 points and 4.3 rebounds with impressive 44.3% three-point accuracy in 36.2 minutes per game this past season with St. Joseph’s. Wear’s numbers for UCLA weren’t as flashy, as he put up 7.2 PPG and 3.2 RPG in 23.9 MPG. As with brother David Wear, who signed a camp deal with the Kings, Travis Wear’s playing time decreased with each successive season he spent as a Bruin.
New York is carrying 13 fully guaranteed deals, plus a partially guaranteed pact for Samuel Dalembert, who figures to compete for the starting job at center. The team’s contract with 34th overall pick Cleanthony Early is almost certainly fully guaranteed, which would force the team to have to unload someone’s guaranteed salary if Galloway, Wear or both make the club in their longshot bids. It seems more likely the team will use the camp invitations as a tool to secure the D-League rights to Galloway and Wear for their new affiliate in Westchester.