Report: Reggie Bullock, Knicks Have Mutual Interest in 2019 NBA Free AgencyJune 29, 2019
The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers guard Reggie Bullock have mutual interest, according to SNY.tv's Ian Begley.
Bullock is set to become an unrestricted free agent once the free-agency window opens Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.
The 28-year-old was traded from the Detroit Pistons to L.A. prior to the February trade deadline. Since becoming a Laker, Bullock appeared in 19 games (16 starts) and averaged 9.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists.
Overall in 2019, Bullock averaged 11.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists across 63 games.
"I would love to be back here with the Lakers," the 2013 first-rounder told reporters in March. "I was a fan of this organization pretty much my whole life. And the connection that me and [LeBron James] is building off handoffs and him finding me spacing the floor, it's continuing to build trust. [We'll] see where it plays out in the summer."
A lot has transpired since Bullock said that.
The Lakers first agreed to trade Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and three first-round picks to the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis earlier this month. They followed that up earlier this week by reportedly unloading the contracts of Moe Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Washington Wizards.
That, along with Davis agreeing to waive his $4 million trade bonus, created enough space for the Lakers to pursue a max free agent, per Adrian Wojnarowski, Zach Lowe and Bobby Marks of ESPN.
In other words, Bullock is likely no longer in the Lakers' plans.
The Knicks, meanwhile, have enough cap space to land two max free agents to pair with No. 3 overall pick RJ Barrett. Should they add Bullock to the mix, he can provide veteran leadership and outside shooting, as he is a career 39.2 percent three-point shooter.