Knicks coach Derek Fisher, running the team’s summer-league entry himself, gave Langston Galloway New York’s ninth-most minutes in Las Vegas. Travis Wear played even less than that, receiving a third of Galloway’s minutes.
But apparently Phil Jackson saw enough to keep both undrafted rookies close.
New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed guard Langston Galloway and forward Travis Wear.
Galloway made 43 percent of his 3-pointers in four years at Saint Joseph’s, but at 6-foot-2, he’ll have to play point guard in the NBA – something he hasn’t shown he’s capable of doing.
Wear, who played three years at UCLA after a season at North Carolina, is a 6-foot-10 power forward with a nice shooting stoke. Unfortunately, that never extended regularly beyond the arc in college, let alone to NBA range.
The Knicks already had 15 players, so I’d guess Galloway and Wear received small or no guarantees. They’re almost certain to be waived.
In the meantime, they’ll help during training-camp practices.
And if they’re cut, the Knicks can assign them to their D-League team, the Westchester Knicks. This keeps them in the Knicks pipeline, but any NBA team would be free to sign the players.