Langston Galloway is leaving the Detroit Pistons for a bench role and a playoff push with the Phoenix Suns, according to Michael Scott of Hoops Hype. Galloway was one of the few free agents on Detroit’s roster who seemingly had chance of returning to the Pistons.
The Troy Weaver roster purge is now almost complete. Galloway signed a three-year $21 million deal with the Pistons when Stan Van Gundy was in charge. The idea was to provide some defense and dangerous perimeter shooting from either guard position.
Galloway delivered pretty much as advertised during his three years in Detroit. He played in all 66 games last season and 80 games the season before. His final season in Detroit saw him hit nearly 40% from 3 on five attempts per game. He also played decent perimeter defense, usually having more success when he could guard smaller players, and was a true professional in Detroit, no matter how much losing the team experienced.
He also, incidentally, has an incredible shoe collection that will be greatly missed. With the Suns, he has a chance to catch on as shooting depth on a team that already has Chris Paul and Devin Booker in the starting lineup and E’Twaun Moore and Jevon Carter in reserve.
The Suns look ready to make a serious push into the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Along with their star guards, Phoenix is banking on continued growth from Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges and signed Jae Crowder to provide veteran experience at power foward along with Dario Saric.
Go get that playoff spot, Langston. You deserve it!