On Tuesday the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Reggie Bullock from the Detroit Pistons for Svi Mykhailiuk and a draft pick.
This trade is shoring up the Lakers bench in case they trade most of it for Anthony Davis in the next couple of days. Or perhaps the New Orleans Pelicans like Bullocks, or his $2.5 million cap hit fits better into a deal for Davis.
Ironically, Bullock had once tweeted out that “he did not ask for the LeBron bandwagon.” This is in reference to the millions of fans who started to root for James once he started winning with the Miami Heat.
I did not ask for the LEBRON bandwagon
— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) April 13, 2013
Now that Bullocks is on a team that is headed by none other than James himself, the same bandwagoning he refuted he will be a part of.
Bullocks this season for the Pistons this season has been a very effective wing player. He’s a volume three-point shooter and a capable defender.
He plays 30.7 minutes a night while averaging 12.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.5 assists while shooting 41.0 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from beyond the arc.
Bullocks will be an excellent addition to the Lakers, as James and co. need as many perimeter shooters as possible. He provides depth at the two and three. He may end up even starting if the Pelicans deal Davis to the Lakers. They’ll be left without any depth. Even if they take back Solomon Hill in the deal, he won’t nearly be enough to supplant the loss.
The Lakers are now 25-25 on the season and sit in the 10th seed of the NBA’s Western Conference.