July 4, 2016, 3:15 pm
The Knicks have rescinded their qualifying offer to Langston Galloway, making him an unrestricted free agent.
“This deal was likely done to fit Brandon Jennings’ deal into cap space,’ wrote reporter Ian Begley. Galloway’s ceiling isn’t so high that Knicks fans should be angry about passing up a young player for an older one as they rebuild, but it certainly makes for interesting discussion.
The fact that Jennings’ deal was so cheap makes it an easier call to make, but now the onus is on Jennings to prove he can still be a top 25-40 point guard in the association. Galloway’s numbers were inconsistent last season and suitors might get nice ROI since part of that can be attributed to general dysfunction brought about by Derek Fisher and Kurt Rambis.