Lakers Acquire Reggie Bullock from Pistons

Reggie Bullock. Photo by Mark Von Holden/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

The Los Angeles Lakers managed to pull off a deal before the NBA trade deadline, but it wasn’t the one their fans hoped for. According to ESPN‘s Marc J. Spears, Lakers agreed on a deal to acquire Detroit Pistons’ Reggie Bullock. In exchange, Pistons will receive a receive rookie guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and a second-round draft pick.

Mykhailiuk was drafted No. 47 overall in 2018 NBA Draft by the Lakers but has failed to make any major impact. The 21-year-old played 10.8 minutes on average this season while averaging 3.3 points and 0.9 rebounds per game.

Spears’ reports that the second rounder Detroit received will convey in 2021, while the team will also create $2.5 million trade exception with the deal.

The Lakers struggled with shooting this season, especially from the three-point line, and Reggie Bullock might be a great solution for that problem. The 27-year-old, who was the 25th overall pick in 2013, has been a great three-point shooter throughout the better part of his career and has been shooting the ball well especially for the past two years.

 This season, Bullock is shooting 38.8 percent from three while also shooting 41.3 percent from the floor. He played 44 games in 2018-19 so far and averages 12.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.