Thursday April 16th, 2015

Knicks coach Derek Fisher praised guard Langston Galloway on Thursday, saying the surprising D-League pickup could be a "really solid player" for years to come in the NBA.

Galloway's play marked a rare bright spot in what was a historically bad season for the club. In 45 games with the Knicks, Galloway averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals.

Fisher compared the unheralded rookie's season to a movie, according to WFUV Radio's Kenny Ducey

Galloway went undrafted out of St. Joseph's and spent summer league with the Knicks before he was signed and then waived by the team. He eventually joined the Knicks' D-League affiliate in Westchester County, N.Y.

The guard signed a 10-day contract in January after leading Westchester in scoring and the D-League in steals. He earned a second 10-day contract with New York and by the end of the month he had signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal.

MANNIX: NBA Mock Draft 1.0

The Knicks finished 17-65 and hold the second-best odds to win the draft lottery.

Jeremy Woo

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.