Report: Lakers have shown interest in trading for Reggie Bullock

Reggie Bullock
Jan 9, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock (25) is guarded by Los Angeles Lakers forward Michael Beasley (11) during the first half at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

While the Los Angeles Lakers have been caught in the middle of intense negotiations over the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, they are still exploring other ways of making the team better in the short term.

According to the LA Times’ Tania Ganguli, the Lakers have been among several teams interested in trading for Pelicans wing Reggie Bullock:

Bullock is averaging 11.8 points per game for the Pistons while hitting 37.1 percent of his 3-point attempts. While not a hell-raising shooter, that’s where Bullock makes most of his impact, taking 6.6 shots from behind the arc per contest.

Bullock, who was previously a member of the Clippers, could be useful for the Lakers who are among the worst shooting teams in the league. If they are able to get him without giving up valuable assets that could be used for a potential Davis trade, it could be a huge steal at the deadline. Notably, Bullock is on an expiring contract, crucial for the Lakers who want cap space in the event that they cannot trade for Davis in February.

The Pistons, however, are still within the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference and will likely be uninspired to move Bullock without getting something of value back.

The Lakers have been rumored to be in the market for shooters on expiring contracts, a niche that Bullock fits.

The trade deadline is February 7th.

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