Lakers news: Reggie Bullock, Mike Muscala both expected to play vs. Sixers
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Reggie Bullock, Mike Muscala both expected to make Lakers debuts vs. Sixers

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Reggie Bullock and big man Mike Muscala, both of whom were acquired by the Lakers ahead of the trade deadline on Thursday, are both expected to play in Los Angeles’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday afternoon, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.

The Lakers acquired Bullock from the Detroit Pistons.

In 44 games with the Pistons this season, Bullock averaged 12.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists over 30.8 minutes per game while shooting 41.3 percent from the floor, 38.8 percent from three-point range and 87.5 percent from the free-throw line.

The 27-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of North Carolina, was originally selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round (25th pick overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft.

Bullock spent just one-and-a-half years with the Clippers before being traded to the Phoenix Suns in a three-way deal during the 2014-15 campaign.

He played just one half of a season with the Suns before being dealt to the Detroit Pistons in July 2015.

Over the last two years, Bullock has become a very serviceable player who should be able to help the Lakers in their quest for the playoffs.

Muscala began the 2018-19 campaign with the 76ers, registering 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds across 22.1 minutes a night while making 39.2 percent of his field-goal attempts, 34.2 percent of his long-distance tries and 81.8 percent of his foul shots.

He was then traded to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday before then being flipped to the Lakers the very next day.

The Lakers currently find themselves in 10th place in the Western Conference with about two months to play.