9 point guards the Rockets can still pursue in free agency
4. Langston Galloway
Langston Galloway spent the past three seasons with the Detroit Pistons and posted steady increases across the board year-over-year. Galloway went from averaging 6.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and one assist in 2017-18 to 8.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 2018-19 to 10.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 2019-20.
Galloway increased his 3-point efficiency as well, as he posted long-range shooting percentages of 34.4 percent on 3.8 attempts in 2017-18, 35.5 percent on 4.8 attempts, and a career-best 39.9 percent on five long-range attempts per game in 2019-20. Galloway isn’t exactly a facilitator and at 6-foot-1, he doesn’t possess the size to contribute on the glass either.
But he can provide instant offense on the second unit, and his 3-point shooting ability would surely be appealing to new Rockets head coach Stephen Silas. Galloway posted his career-best true shooting numbers, as he had 58.4 percent true shooting splits in 2019-20.
Galloway ranked fourth on the Pistons in 2018-19 in offensive win shares, and was the only Pistons player with at least two offensive win shares while playing less than 2000 minutes that season. Galloway was second on the Pistons in offensive win shares in 2019-20 with 2.4, which was second behind only new Houston Rockets big man Christian Wood.
Galloway would provide the Rockets with much needed 3-point shooting, as they made just 34.5 percent of their 3-point attempts in 2019-20, which is their lowest clip since 2007, and ranked just 24th in the league. Galloway would make for a worthy addition for the Rockets’ second unit.
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