With one game in Westchester ushering in the new season before the rest of the league opens play this weekend, year’s NBA D-League Tip-Off has a different feel.
That’s especially true for Knicks guard Langston Galloway.
ESPN.com’s Ian Begley explains:
A year ago today, Langston Galloway was in Westchester with the New York Knicks D-League team, getting ready for the season opener. He was like most other D-Leaguers at the time: an undrafted free agent with an uncertain future in professional basketball.
Fast-forward 12 months.
Galloway will take the court for the Knicks on Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors as the NBA’s leader in 3-point field-goal percentage (61.5 percent) and a key member of New York’s rotation.
Galloway’s story will surely be told to prospects across the minor league as players begin their chase for a Call-Up this year — and for years to come if his big-league success continues.
“I definitely look back and say I cherish that moment because it made me better as a player and better as a person,” he told Begley. “I just continue to strive on. (Playing in the D League shows that) there’s nothing given, you have to earn it. So I try to take every day and just go earn it, and everything will work out.”