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Lakers star LeBron James praises Reggie Bullock’s 3-and-D game

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LeBron James praised his teammate Reggie Bullock for the three-and-D impact he’s had since coming over from the Detroit Pistons in a trade last month, urging that his skill set is a fit in what the Los Angeles Lakers are trying to do from here on.

“He’s been pretty good since he came over from Detroit, said James, according to ClutchPoints’ Ryan Ward. “We love everything that he brings, especially on the defensive end. His ability to knock down shots, obviously we love having that possession where I was able to get Rondo up the floor and Rondo was able to flip it back to him and him knock that down was a big possession for us.”

Bullock finished with 14 points, five rebounds, two steals, and a block — even-keeled numbers, but consistent in nature, as he’s put up 14 or more in four of his six games with the team.

Head coach Luke Walton hasn’t been shy of thrusting Bullock into the starting lineup from the onset, playing 30 or more minutes in each of his six appearances in purple and gold.

Bullock is averaging 11.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 steals per game since joining Los Angeles, along with converting on 46 percent of his field goals, including a blistering 45.5 percent from deep.

The North Carolina product was among the league leaders in 3-point shooting last season with a rousing 44.5 percent clip.