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The Langston Galloway era is over

The Warriors waived training camp invitee Langston Galloway after just over two weeks. We’ll always have the game where he scored five points. Or the other game where he scored five points.

Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers
Langston Galloway, in happier times. That is, five days ago.
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The Langston Galloway Era is over after only fifteen thrilling days.

Galloway received a training camp deal from the Golden State Warriors way back on September 24th, acing out contenders like Isaiah Thomas and Darren Collison for a chance to compete for the coveted 15th roster spot. In three preseason games, he struggled to find playing time, never cracking double digits in minutes. He finished his Warriors career averaging 3.3 points, nearly 4 rebounds, and almost 2 assists per game, but the writing was on the wall once he went scoreless in the team’s first preseason game against Portland.

The one advantage Galloway had over other backup guard contenders like Avery Bradley and Gary Payton II was his outside shooting (37% three-point percentage for his career). However, he missed five of his first six attempts, and probably his window to making the roster.

Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers
Langston Galloway drives to the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers. He did not score. In the entire game.
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Waiving Galloway ten days before the season starts gives him a chance to catch on with another team. Unfortunately for him, the Warriors don’t seem to be lacking for undersized guards or outside shooting, especially with Klay Thompson returning and Moses Moody shooting the lights out (5-7 from three-point range so far).

Galloway now joins Georges Niang, Joe Ingles, Dewayne Dedmon, and Seth Curry as one of Golden State’s most famous training camp cuts. Godspeed, Langston Galloway! You’re still better than some of Portland’s backup guards.