The Brooklyn Nets are in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak. Not only do the Nets have several players in the health and safety protocols, but sharpshooter Joe Harris is dealing with an injured ankle and even star Kevin Durant is managing a minor ailment. Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Brooklyn recently added a player to the rotation to help Durant and the rest of the team amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Nets are signing guard Langston Galloway to a hardship exception, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 15, 2021
So, Langston Galloway is headed to Brooklyn. For those who do not know, the hardship exception is a temporary roster spot granted by the NBA to teams with at least four players that are sick or injured and miss at least three consecutive games. So, Galloway, a nine-year NBA veteran, will attempt to aid Kevin Durant and the shorthanded Nets.
Langston Galloway has averaged 8.2 points per game along with 1.4 three-pointers made per game across nine seasons for the New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons, and Phoenix Suns.
It's not the flashiest move by the Nets but it's an extra rotational piece that could help give Durant and company extra time to rest during games. Once Brooklyn's rotation is reinforced, they'll have to make a move to get back down to the roster limit, meaning Galloway will more than likely be out of the picture.
For now, Langston Galloway's veteran presence will help Kevin Durant and the Nets through the COVID-19 outbreak they're currently dealing with.