Reggie Bullock calls interest in returning to Lakers “very high”

Reggie Bullock
Mar 17, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Reggie Bullock (35) puts up a jump shot in the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The trade deadline did not go as planned for the Los Angeles Lakers. However, they were able to get one potentially valuable piece.

The Lakers acquired 3-point shooter Reggie Bullock for rookie Svi Mykhailiuk and a second round pick in a move designed to add shooting to a roster strongly lacking it. Bullock struggled in his few games with the Lakers, amid some lingering injuries, shooting an average 34.3 percent from behind the arc.

Nevertheless, the gravity provided by his reputation did help the Lakers and they would be wise to consider bringing the wing back. For his part, Bullock was not shy about saying he wanted to return at his exit interview:

Bullock also talked about some of the struggles of being added to the roster late in the season:

The Lakers and now resigned president Magic Johnson made a crucial and unacceptable mistake in not signing shooters last offseason to surround LeBron James. Bringing Bullock back would allow them to take a step in the right direction while keeping some continuity rolling.

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