Reggie Bullock
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The New York Knicks finally worked out a new two-year deal with swingman Reggie Bullock after a medical issue derailed a prior agreement.

Chip Murphy

The New York Knicks rounded out their roster Tuesday with the acquisition of Reggie Bullock. According to Ian Begley of SNY, Bullock and the Knicks agreed on a two-year deal with the second year not fully guaranteed, making it essentially a team option.

Bullock’s initial two-year contract worth $21 million was reworked due to a medical issue. It also opened up the Knicks to the possibility of signing Marcus Morris to a one-year, $15 million deal.

The Knicks were 28th in three-point percentage last season, but Bullock promises to help that along. The former Laker is a career 39.2% from downtown. He made 148 three-pointers last season. If he were on the Knicks that number would have led the team.

General manager Scott Perry commented on the signings of both Bullock and Morris, calling the newest Knicks hard-nosed and versatile.

“With Reggie and Marcus we are adding two more versatile, hard-nosed and accomplished players to an already improved roster,” said general manager Scott Perry. “We value both players’ perimeter shooting ability and their strong presence on the court and in the locker room. We’re excited to have them in New York and are confident they will excel playing for this team under [head coach David Fizdale].”

Bullock’s career averages don’t jump off the page—6.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists—but he’s another substantial veteran addition to this roster. He will compete for playing time with the likes of Kevin Knox and Damyean Dotson and competition should only help the young prospects.

Bullock was signed for his shooting of course, but the 28-year-old has also been through a lot in just a short career. A former first-round pick back in 2013, Bullock has already been traded three times. The Knicks will be his fourth team in seven NBA seasons.

If anyone can pull a big season out of him it’s Fizdale. Bullock is definitely a player to watch this season.

 

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