What is Langston Galloway’s fit with Detroit Pistons?

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Langston Galloway
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Langston Galloway /

The Detroit Pistons surprisingly added Langston Galloway in free agency this offseason, after being expected to largely keep the roster the same. So what are their intentions for for him going into the 2017-18 season?

When the Detroit Pistons added Langston Galloway, I was shocked. Not only did the addition of Galloway create serious questions about the Piston’s intention with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but it also created even more questions about how 2017 first round pick Luke Kennard would fit in.

While we will have to wait until the preseason to determine how Galloway will fit with the team, I think it’s safe to assume he will be given the first crack at the backup shooting guard role. While Galloway might be best served at the point guard position, there isn’t a path to playing time there with Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith on the roster, though Galloway could be called on to fill the void behind those two players.

Despite a decreased role, playing time, and production over his first three seasons, Galloway should be in a good position to buck the trend with the Pistons this season. Moreover, I think Galloway may serve as insurance in case Jackson doesn’t regain form.

While Galloway’s fit has been outlined, its hard to pencil in what to expect from him as I can certainly see a few avenues for him this season.

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Though he should be given the first opportunity to earn backup shooting guard minutes, he could very well be beaten out by Kennard, whom the Pistons are very high on. He could also take on a larger role, should Jackson be traded or fail to regain his pre-injury form, as previously mentioned. However, I think the most likely scenario sees Galloway as the backup shooting guard and third string point guard, which should earn him around 30 minutes per game.