Bucks finally cut Tiny Gallon

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Tiny Gallon’s NBA prospects have been touch-and-go for awhile now, but the Milwaukee Bucks have finally cut him — along with Billy Rush and Tory Jackson — from their preseason roster, according to The Hoops Market.

Milwaukee selected Gallon with the 47th pick in this year’s draft, but the additions of Drew Gooden, Jon Brockman, Larry Sanders, and Darington Hobson (who was also selected by the Bucks in the second round, but has already signed a deal) to the already existing core of Bucks forwards (Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Ersan Ilyasova) made Gallon a bit redundant. Compound that fact with a poor summer league showing and a questionable NBA skill set, and it’s not all that surprising the Bucks said “Bon voyage!”

We know that Gallon can hit mid-range looks as a spot-up shooter, but his stroke isn’t pure enough to act as a meal ticket; with concerns over his rebounding, low post viability, and conditioning, Gallon had something to prove in summer league and training camp, and wasn’t persuasive enough. It’s not any kind of monumental failure, just a team taking a closer look at a prospect, opting to pass, shaking hands and both parties going on their merry way.

Tiny Gallon gets contract to come to Bucks camp

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Bucks_logo.gifIt’s hard not to root for a guy named Tiny Gallon.

So it’s good to see that Gallon (real first name is Keith, but we wonder if even his mother calls him that) got a make-good contract to come to the Milwaukee Bucks training camp, the team announced today.

Gallon was drafted in the second round, 47th overall, by the Bucks in this past draft. He played for them at Summer League and gave them 6.6 points and 7.4 rebounds in 19.4 minutes per game. It was nice, but not thrilling play.

The Bucks have 15 guaranteed contracts already, so Gallon is not going to make the roster. But he’ll get some exposure before landing in the D-League or Europe for a while.