By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired guard Reggie Bullock on Wednesday. In exchange, the Detroit Pistons are adding shooting guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and a second-round draft pick.
The Lakers fans were expecting another trade involving Anthony Davis, but this deal will have to do for now. They are clearly the winners of this deal.
Bullock was a starter for the Pistons at small forward. However, he may not play at small forward because of LeBron James, when healthy. He will also be competing for time with Brandon Ingram, Lance Stephenson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
The Lakers can always make a trade by Thursday’s trade deadline in order to help clear room in their depth chart.
The 27-year-old Baltimore, Maryland native will be a free agent after this season. He is making $2.5 million this season.
The 21-year-old Cherkasy, Ukraine native is making $1.48 million this season. However, he has a non-guaranteed contract for next season.
If he is not waived on or before July 5th, 2019, his $1.416 million deal for next season will not kick in.
Bullock will be joining his fourth NBA team. It’ll also be the first-time since the 2014-15 season that he plays for a Los Angeles, California-based team.
He played three-plus seasons with the Pistons. He also played a year-plus with the Los Angeles Clippers. He also played in 11 games with the Phoenix Suns.
This season, he has started 43 games. He is averaging 12.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game.
He was on pace to set a career-high with starts in a season before the trade. He had 52 starts in 62 games during the 2017-18 season.
Mykhailiuk is in his first season in the association. He is averaging 3.2 points with 0.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists, and 0.3 steals in 38 games.
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