The New York Knicks and guard Reggie Bullock have come to terms on an agreement to sign Bullock to a two-year deal worth less than the $4.7 million exception. The second year of said contract is going to be a team option.
On July 1st, Bullock and the Knicks agreed to a two-year, $21 million pact. This deal was never signed though due to “unspecified health issues.” This alteration, however, allowed the Knicks to sign free-agent Marcus Morris to a one-year, $15 million deal.
For those who do not know, Bullock is entering his seventh season in the NBA after previous seasons with the Clippers, Suns, Pistons, and Lakers. During last season Bullock averaged 11.3 points per game, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists while shooting 41% from the field and 38% from three. At this point in time Bullock’s three point game seems to be his strong suit as he posts a career three-point percentage of 39%.
The Knicks made it clear that their goal this offseason was to add depth and shooting. While they missed out on guys like Durant and Kyrie, signing a guy like Bullock can definitely add to their depth and their ability to get points off the bench. The Knicks only stand to improve from worst in the NBA with 17 wins last season. I’m not calling them a playoff contender, but the East is very top heavy and they may have a shot at an 8th seed or around at least near there.