Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
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Detroit Pistons trade Reggie Bullock to Los Angeles Lakers, report says

Detroit Pistons trade Reggie Bullock to Los Angeles Lakers, report says

Although the deal makes flawless sense for the Lakers, it's a bit of an enigma when it comes to the Pistons and their short-term plans of competing for a playoff spot.

Bullock, 27, is in his fourth season with the Pistons, averaging 12 points and shooting 38 percent on 6.6 3-point attempts per game.

He will only be bettered by Lance Stephenson who has hit 39.3 per-cent.

The Detroit Pistons agreed to terms on a deal late Tuesday night that sent veteran shooting guard Reggie Bullock to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Svi Mykhailiuk and a 2021 second round pick.

It's unclear how many minutes he'll play off-the-bat for the Pistons.

Reggie Bullock is now averaging 12 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Specifically, he comes along with a little anti-LeBron James baggage.

While most of his looks come from catch-and-shoot situations, Bullock is much more than a simple spot-up shooter. He put up 14.6 PPG on 44 percent 3-point shooting in his senior season at Kansas, and shot at a 40.9 percent clip from deep for his entire college career.

The deal is set to be completed and confirmed on Wednesday.

"Bullock's defense isn't lockdown, but he gives effort and has the size (6'7") that allows him to defend multiple positions and switch along the perimeter. Bullock's contract expires at the end of the season, meaning the Lakers have another player not on the books for an important offseason with the hopes of bringing in free agents.

The move is getting ripped apart by writers and fans.

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