Knicks Rumors: Reggie Bullock Meeting Set; 'Ready to Commit' to Strong OfferJune 30, 2019
The New York Knicks are looking to add Los Angeles Lakers wing Reggie Bullock through free agency.
David Aldridge of The Athletic dropped the report, noting that he's "ready to commit to a strong offer from New York." However, Aldridge tweeted that the Lakers and other teams have interest in Bullock, who is meeting the Knicks in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The 28-year-old Bullock dropped 11.3 points in 29.8 minutes per contest.
Bullock would be a good addition in the rotation given his outside shooting prowess. The 6'7" Bullock can suit up at shooting guard or small forward and knocked down 44.5 percent of his threes in 2017-18.
Bullock should help the Knicks offense, but they need more help to vault themselves into relevancy after a 17-65 season.
New York has swung-and-missed in free agency, with long-rumored Knicks targets Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving headed to the Brooklyn Nets, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Boston Celtics free-agent guard Terry Rozier, who Marc Berman of the New York Post connected to the Knicks, is now headed to the Charlotte Hornets, according to Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic.
The question is where the Knicks go from here. Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic provided some insight into a potential Plan B.
"The Knicks are not expected to chase after top-of-the-market free agents, though some, like Kemba Walker and Nikola Vucevic reportedly already have agreements in place. They never showed enough interest in Tobias Harris be considered for a meeting with him, a league source told The Athletic. They are expected to shift their focus to short-term deals to improve a barren roster and attempt to be more competitive in 2019-20, without compromising their cap room in the long-term."
Berman also reported that New Orleans Pelicans free-agent Julius Randle could be a priority with the Knicks forced to look toward a Plan B. The 24-year-old scored a career-high 21.4 points and grabbed 8.7 rebounds for the Pels last season.
Regardless of the Knicks' plans, fans undoubtedly have to be disappointed after the team created two max slots. Still, the team has a young and exciting core led by No. 3 overall draft pick RJ Barrett, whose development is now the key storyline of the 2019-20 season.