As the 2018-19 NBA trade deadline approached, the Los Angeles Lakers had a major need for shooting and acquired Reggie Bullock, who is the prototypical ‘3-and-D’ necessary for today’s NBA.
Unfortunately for Bullock and the Lakers, he converted on just 34.3% from the three-point line despite knocking down over 41% during his time with the Detroit Pistons. And now, the Lakers must make a decision on whether or not to bring him back for the 2019-20 NBA season as Bullock is a free agent.
For his part, Bullock wants to remain with the Lakers. “Very high. I love this city, I was here the first two years of my career,” Bullock said during his recent exit interview. “I have friends here, I don’t really have any family members, but it’s a great organization.”
Even though Bullock struggled during his time in Los Angeles, he is the type of player the Lakers would seemingly want to keep around. He is a hard worker who can guard multiple positions and is an above-average three-point shooter on a team that had very few.
It is anyone’s guess as to whether Bullock will return, but he had very high praise for the organization as a whole.
“I’ve been a fan of this organization throughout my life. They have much respect for me, I have a lot of respect for them. They welcomed me with open arms, so it’s a high level of interest.”
Whom the Lakers ultimately decide to bring back is anyone’s guess, but Bullock checks a lot of boxes for what this team is looking for and he would like to help build this franchise back to greatness.