Report: Pelicans nearing agreement with Langston Galloway

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During his breakout rookie season with the Knicks, Langston Galloway couldn’t wait to return to his native Louisiana and eat “crawfish and some bad food that people wouldn’t understand around here.”

They’ll better understand around his next team.

After New York pulled his qualifying offer, Galloway is headed to the Pelicans.

Marc Stein of ESPN:

The 24-year-old Galloway fits with New Orleans’ other signings: Solomon Hill (25) and E'Twaun Moore (27). The Pelicans are adding young talent that complements Anthony Davis and can grow with him.

But Galloway, Hill and Moore are far from stars, and they’ll limit New Orleans’ flexibility going forward. The modest gains in the near and medium terms could be offset by missed opportunities to attract premier players who want to join Davis.

Galloway, a combo guard, would strengthen what’s becoming a flexible backcourt. He, Moore, Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans can all play multiple positions.