But the deal came at a cost to New York — distancing Langston Galloway
Knicks have rescinded the $2.7 million qualifying offer to Langston Galloway, per league sources.
Galloway was a rare breed for the Knicks — a productive young player. He was no world-beater, and being in New York probably overrated him. But Galloway defends, attacks off the dribble and has shown enough intrigue in other skills at age 24.
The Knicks should try to keep him — and they might. They still hold his Early Bird rights and can use them to give him a four-year, $27,549,950 contract (identical to what Lance Thomas will receive). Galloway just becomes unrestricted, his cap hold lowered.
A few teams could try prying him away.