Langston Galloway‘s emergence for the Knicks through a pair of 10-day contracts was one of the most surprising stories of last season, but even after he made 41 starts last season, the Knicks aren’t completely sold, as Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News details. He’ll compete with first-round pick Jerian Grant for playing time behind Jose Calderon, Bondy notes.
“I’m not satisfied at all. I’m just trying to make my mark each game that goes by and I’m definitely still trying to prove myself to the world that, ‘Hey, I can continue to belong in this league and continue to do the same thing I did last year,'” Galloway said.
Galloway’s latest contract is partially guaranteed for $220K, and that amount increases to $440K if he sticks on the roster through Tuesday, which seems a likely outcome. Galloway figures to remain on the team for opening night even though New York has reportedly reached a camp deal with undrafted point guard Travis Trice. See more from the Atlantic Division:
- Kendall Marshall‘s new contract with the Sixers covers four years and is worth an even $8MM, reports Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). It’s front-loaded with a fully guaranteed $2,144,772 salary for this season, as Pincus also shows.
- The Nets traded $500K in cash to acquire the draft rights to Xavier Thames, to whom they declined to make the required tender by today’s deadline, forfeiting those rights, as NetsDaily notes. Brooklyn has sent out $7.5MM in trades for draft picks since the start of owner Mikhail Prokhorov era in May 2010, and of those picks, only Bojan Bogdanovic and Markel Brown are on the roster, and the Nets retain the draft rights to only Juan Vaulet, this year’s 39th overall pick, NetsDaily also points out.
- The Nets expect to have a D-League affiliate in Brooklyn for 2016/17, league sources inform NetsDaily for a separate piece, though GM Billy King said in June that the process will take a couple of years. In any case, the lack of an affiliate for this season, with so many young players on the Nets roster, is not ideal, as NetsDaily explains. Brooklyn sent two players on D-League assignment last season, both of whom ended up with the Celtics affiliate, as I noted earlier today.