Knicks’ Reggie Bullock undergoes surgery for cervical disc herniation
The Knicks plan to provide an update on Bullock’s rehab and progress around the start of training camp:
Medical Update: Reggie Bullock underwent successful surgery today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York for a cervical disc herniation. The team will plan to provide an update on his rehab and progress around the start of training camp.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 17, 2019
Reggie Bullock signed a two-year deal with the Knicks worth around $8 million. The two sides agreed to a new deal after “unanticipated health issues” forced Bullock’s previous agreement to be altered, and now we know what the issue was.
Bullock split time last season with the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 11.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 63 games while shooting 41.2 percent from the field, 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 85.9 percent from the free-throw line.
After missing out on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency, the Knicks signed Bullock, along with Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton and Marcus Morris. Bullock, 28, has career averages of 6.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 272 games with the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Pistons and Lakers.
Good for the Knicks to still sign Bullock despite his back ailment. Bullock’s agent, David Bauman, told Ian Begley of SNY that New York was “fantastic through this process.” The Knicks might be a walking disaster under owner James Dolan, but it appears GM Scott Perry and president Steve Mills dealt with this situation correctly.