Before the NBA trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers had only one goal: to add shooting. Ok, maybe that was not theirs only It was a big goal, and they did it by adding veteran sniper Reggie Bullock.
Bullock, who has 3 career points with 40%, should make his entry and pose an immediate threat to the Lakers, who rank 28th in the league with a percentage of 3 points. So far, that's what he did.
Since the All Star break, the 27-year-old guard averages 12.8 points per game on 48% shooting behind the 3-point line while posting a plus-minus +4.8 box, which is the highest of the team within the team. this duration. Suffice to say that his career in the Lakers uniform did not start badly.
After the Lakers won the New Orleans pelicans on Wednesday, scoring 14 points, Bullock explained why he felt so good during his brief stint in Los Angeles.
"It's probably about staying in space, which I'm doing pretty well," Bullock said. "My teammates believe in me to shoot and I have to keep on shooting and believing in myself, too.
"It was easy enough for me to go back because I knew what my role would be, that is to say, shoot the ball and play on the other end, playing the defense." It works so far.
Bullock is not known to be an excellent defender, and this reputation followed him to L.A., but he managed to be good enough not to be held responsible for that side. This is why he is not only a positive for the Lakers, but is their best player in terms of net ranking since the break of the match of the stars.
However, Bullock was quick to congratulate his teammates for his quick success, especially Rajon Rondo, who he says has made things easier for him since his arrival.
"He told me from the first day. He told me to run with him and he will find me shots. So with the beat of his transitioning rhythm … and even practically speaking of where I would get shot, I got it tonight and it went down, "Bullock said. after Rondo prepared it for a huge bucket against the pelicans of New Orleans.
It's unclear if Lakers head coach Luke Walton wants to keep Bullock in the starting lineup once Lonzo Ball returns (?) Finally this season, but it's clear he's bringing a invaluable dynamic to this team. Whether it's to the detriment of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson or Josh Hart, who has not been around for a long time, Bullock has to be as active as possible on the ground.
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