Mavs get Luka Doncic shooting help with Reggie Bullock signing
The Dallas Mavericks continue to get key role players to give Luka Doncic more help, this time agreeing to a deal with free agent wing Reggie Bullock.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Bullock have agreed to a three-year, $30.5 million deal to join the Mavs. The 30-year-old vet played for the New York Knicks in the past two seasons.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 3, 2021
Reggie Bullock had a solid season for the Knicks in 2020-21, averaging 10.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists. He also shot 44.2 percent from the field and 41.0 percent from the 3-point line.
Bullock is seen as a replacement to Josh Richardson, who was traded to the Boston Celtics in a salary cap-clearing move. Richardson was a key part of the Mavs’ defense, but his performance in the playoffs left much to be desired.
The Mavs missed out on their other key free agent targets, with Kyle Lowry joining the Miami Heat, Lonzo Ball signing with the Chicago Bulls and Mike Conley staying with the Utah Jazz. Aside from Bullock, Dallas also reached a deal with Sterling Brown and managed to keep Tim Hardaway Jr. on a new contract.
3-point percentages last season for wings who have agreed to new deals with the Mavs:
Tim Hardaway Jr. — 39.1%
Reggie Bullock — 41.0%
Sterling Brown — 42.3% https://t.co/PCIX4jKMs9
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) August 2, 2021
It remains to be seen which other players the Mavs will target in free agency; however, as the big names continue to sign elsewhere, the team might be shifting their focus on making small additions that will complement Luka Doncic.