Reggie Bullock, Knicks Agree to Revised 2-Year Contract Worth Less Than $4.7M

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 16, 2019

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 15: Reggie Bullock #35 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to the sidelines during the third quarter of the game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on March 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Los Angeles 111-97. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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The New York Knicks and guard Reggie Bullock came to terms on a reworked contract Tuesday.

Bullock's agent, David Bauman, told Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium that Bullock signed a new deal with the Knicks after "unanticipated health issues" forced his previous agreement to be altered.

According to SNY's Ian Begley, Bullock's contract is a two-year deal worth less than the $4.7 million exception. Bauman told Begley the Knicks were "fantastic through this process."

Per Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic, Bauman said the second year in Bullock's deal is a team option.

On July 1, Bauman told Charania that Bullock had agreed to a two-year, $21 million pact with the Knicks. That contract was never signed because of unspecified health issues.

The alteration of the Bullock deal allowed New York to sign free-agent forward Marcus Morris to a reported one-year, $15 million contract after he reneged on a two-year, $20 million agreement with the San Antonio Spurs, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Bullock, 28, is set to enter his seventh NBA season after previous stints with the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers. He split last season between the Pistons and Lakers.

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During the 2018-19 campaign, he matched his career high with 11.3 points per game to go along with 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He also shot 41.2 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from three.

Bullock's greatest asset is his three-point shooting, as he shot 44.5 percent from deep in 2017-18 and owns a career three-point shooting success rate of 39.2 percent.

New York made a concerted effort to add depth and shooting this offseason. While the Knicks missed out on big fish like Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency, they signed Bullock, Morris, guards Elfrid Payton and Wayne Ellington and forwards Julius Randle, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson. They also selected RJ Barrett with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 draft.

The Knicks should be much improved after finishing with an NBA-worst 17-65 record last season, and they could be a sneaky playoff contender in the top-heavy Eastern Conference.

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