The Langston Galloway Era is over after only fifteen thrilling days.
The Warriors have waived guard Langston Galloway.— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 9, 2021
Langston appeared in three preseason games for the Warriors, averaging 3.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 8.8 minutes per game. pic.twitter.com/FCUdvcb2oo
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.
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.