Reggie Bullock is a 6’7 forward who was drafted 25th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers. He never had much of a big role on the Clippers but is now in a situation in Detroit on a team searching for shooting, Reggie fits the bill. He has now scored in
double figures over the past 3 games tallying 10 points against the Hawks, followed up by 15 points against the Pacers, and is coming off a breakout 20 point performance in a victory over the Magic.
Head coach gave Stanley Johnson the starting small-forward spot but has now decided to go with Reggie who is a plus for the Pistons since he is good moving off the ball and his energy on the floor rubs off on the rest of the team. His ability to stretch the floor at the 3 gives Detroit more spacing for and more open lanes for Drummond on pick and rolls and make it easier for Avery and Jackson to drive and kick out. Tobias Harris has had a break-through year and is playing like an all-star, the Pistons could finally be coming together.
Reggie Bullock is on a 2 year/$5,000,000 dollar, he is on the books for this season and the next. The Pistons should try and build on this core of Drummond,Harris,Bullock,Jackson, and Avery assuming they decide to re-sign him this coming summer. Former Piston great Ben Wallace had what could be called a hall-of-fame career and the guy went undrafted and found his niche in Detroit. Reggie Bullock plays with energy and is potential 3 point specialist, he has a quick release on his jumper and is proficient moving without the ball just like Avery Bradley.
Together Avery Bradley and Reggie Bullock can serve as cutters off the ball to keep defenses moving and switching, that in turn will open up the paint for Drummond to score on lobs and in the low post with less traffic down low. Bradley,Jackson,Harris, and Bullock can all shoot from the perimeter and help the Pistons replicate a Stan Van Gundy offense which he coached to the NBA Finals anchored by former superstar center Dwight Howard who was surrounded by 3 point shooters Lewis,Turkoglu,Lee, and Nelson.
Not saying a starting line-up of Jackson,Bradley,Bullock,Harris, and Drummond is going to make a surprise in the NBA Finals this season but who knows? Who ever saw the Knicks in the NBA Finals 1999? I sure didn’t. To conclude Reggie Bullock is a solid option for Stan Van Gundy to go to for the rest of the season, he is a solid defender and can shoot from the perimeter which are two must haves in today’s era where the game is involves a lot more spacing and switching. The Pistons can re-sign Bradley and re-up Bullock’s contract next season and see what happens, I like the direction.