Lakers, 76ers, Celtics among teams interested in Reggie Bullock in free agency, per report

It appears as though New York Knicks forward Reggie Bullock will have no shortage of suitors in free agency. The Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics are all interested in the veteran, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. The Knicks are also interested in keeping Bullock, 30, in New York. 

All of those teams project to be in the playoff picture next season, so it makes sense that they would all be interested in a veteran capable of spacing the floor and providing ancillary offense. This past season Bullock shot 44 percent from the floor, 41 percent from long range and 90 percent from the foul line. He was one of only three players to shoot at least 44 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point land and 90 percent from the free-throw line. The other two were Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving. 

From Berman: 

According to an NBA source, two Atlantic Division squads, the Celtics and 76ers, have interest in Knicks swingman Reggie Bullock, who started all season at either shooting guard or small forward.

The source said the Lakers, whom Bullock played for in 2018-19 alongside LeBron James, also have Bullock on their list. Interestingly, a report surfaced Wednesday the Lakers will try to lure Chris Paul back to Los Angeles. Paul and Bullock are both from North Carolina and are close… The Knicks are always looking for the next shiny new thing and will explore their free-agent options, too, but have sincere interest in bringing back Bullock.

Bullock’s preference is to remain with the Knicks, per Berman. However, finances will obviously play a major factor in his decision. Bullock, will likely seek a multi-year deal and he could command the full mid-level exception of $9.23 million. If the Knicks aren’t interested in paying that price, Bullock could ultimately look to sign elsewhere. He has some familiarity with the Lakers, as he played 19 games for them during the 2018-19 season. 

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Bullock started in 64 games for the Knicks this past season, and he also started in all five of their playoff games against Atlanta. During the regular season, he averaged 10.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 30 minutes of action per performance. His production dipped slightly in the postseason where he averaged 8.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while shooting just 38 percent from the floor and 34 percent from long range. 

Despite his postseason struggles, Bullock is still seen as a potentially valuable piece for a contending team, and as such he will have his fair share of options in free agency. 


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