Your Phoenix Suns continued their busy offseason on Monday, agreeing to a deal with free agent guard Langston Galloway, Michael Scotto of HoopsHype reported.
Langston Galloway and the Phoenix Suns have agreed to a deal, league sources told @hoopshype.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) November 23, 2020
Galloway joins a rapidly changing Suns squad that has elevated from a Western Conference bottom-feeder, to a Western Conference trouble-maker, to a Western Conference contender in one year.
Galloway is coming off a career year inside and outside of the arc in Detroit. In three seasons with the Pistons the St. Joe’s product averaged 8.4 points in 21 minutes. His career includes stops in New York, New Orleans, and Sacramento. He’ll sign in Phoenix for the veteran minimum.
The contract for Langston Galloway is a veterans minimum so Suns still have the bi annual which will likely be saved for next year since you can't use it two years in a row. Suns roster is full now though they could decide to let go of Elie Okobo to free up a roster spot— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) November 23, 2020
In a corresponding move, the Suns waived Elie Okobo.
Nice FA run this week by Phoenix. The Suns also waived Elie Okobo today, presumably so signing Langston Galloway with BAE would keep them under the tax.— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) November 23, 2020
The book closes on Okobo’s tenure in Phoenix after two seasons. The 23-year-old appeared in 108 games in a Suns uniform, posting averages of 4.8 points and 2.2 assists in 15.5 minutes. With the addition of Galloway and the exit of Okobo, the Suns roster now looks like this:
- Devin Booker
- Chris Paul
- Deandre Ayton
- Mikal Bridges
- Jae Crowder
- Cam Johnson
- Dario Saric
- Jevon Carter
- Langston Galloway
- Cam Payne
- Jalen Smith
- E’Twaun Moore
- Damian Jones
- Abdel Nader
Looks like a playoff team to me. Season starts in 29 days. Go Suns.