Free agent wing Reggie Bullock has signed a two-year deal with the New York Knicks worth $21 million according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Bullock spent the last few months of the season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2019
Bullock was seen as a player that the Lakers wanted back for the right price. However, they have been quiet so far in free agency as the team waits patiently for Kawhi Leonard’s decision.
Bullock had been reported as a Knicks target since before the free agency period began and seems to have only met with New York in the process. It’s unclear if any other teams were willing to pay him the same average annual salary. The Knicks missed out on their top targets and had plenty of cap space to distribute among role players.
Bullock averaged 9.3 points per game and shot 34.3 percent from behind the 3-point line.
The Lakers have lost out on several of the top role players on the market while waiting on Leonard but they seem to feel confident about being able to fill the roster with players willing to take discounts to chase a ring if they do sign the Finals MVP.