The New York Knicks have reportedly signed free agent veterans Bobby Portis and Reggie Bullock to two-year deals.
The New York Knicks have continued making moves in free agency, regardless if they’re not players that fans had their eyes on originally.
On Sunday night, per reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Knicks have signed power forward Bobby Portis and shooting guard Reggie Bullock. Both players will receive two-year deals, with Portis receiving $31 million and Bullock receiving $21 million.
Free agent Bobby Portis has agreed to a two-year, $31M deal with the Knicks, agent Mark Bartelstein tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2019
Of course, fans wanted the Knicks to make a splash this summer and sign two superstars to max contracts. The Knicks reportedly were only considering max contracts for Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Kawhi Leonard. Durant and Irving are both headed to the Brooklyn Nets, with Leonard not having made his decision yet.
Portis appeared in 50 games last year for two different teams. In 22 games for the Chicago Bulls, the University of Arkansas product averaged 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. After he was traded, Portis then appeared in 28 games for the Washington Wizards, where he averaged 14.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
Bullock, on the other hand, appeared in 63 games in 2018-2019 for the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers. As a member of the Pistons, Bullock averaged 12.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists through 44 games. In 19 games for Los Angeles, Bullock averaged 9.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.1 assists.
In addition, the Knicks also signed veterans Wayne Ellington, Taj Gibson, and Julius Randle. These veterans, along with rookie RJ Barrett, will hopefully at least somewhat assist in the Knicks’ quest to rebuild.