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James Edwards III: According to source, Bullock was willing to re-sign with Detroit if the money was there. However, getting SVI gives them a low-contract return for multiple years. Detroit might not have been able to keep him financially.
Reggie Bullock: My love for the city was nothing that I could explain over a tweet, THE LOVE EXTENDS BEYOND! @DetroitPistons thanks for a Lifetime MEMORY! Made me who I am today 🙏
Detroit will create a $2.5M trade exception with the Reggie Bullock trade to the Lakers. Bullock is in the final year of his contract and Los Angeles will inherit his bird rights in the summer. Former second-round Svi Mykhailiuk is in year one of a three-year $4.6M contract.
Vincent Ellis: #Pistons will receive 2021 second rounder from #Lakers, source says.
Brad Turner: Can confirm from sources: Lakers have agreed in principle to acquire Reggie Bullock from Detroit for rookie Svi Mykhailiuk. Deal to be completed Wednesday. Lakers like Bullock because of his shooting.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Lakers are trading guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and a draft pick to Detroit for guard Reggie Bullock. Deal is expected to be completed Wednesday.
Frank Isola: The Los Angles Lakers are poised to make a trade…just not that trade. According to a league source, Lakers are close to acquiring Reggie Bullock from the Pistons for Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk.
Hey James, in your eyes what is the most realistic move this team makes? Trading somebody like bullock or Ish? Or is it more realistic to think something more like a mike Conley deal before Thursday? James Edwards: Most realistic is moving Bullock, Ish or Stanley Johnson, yes. I think Conley could happen. I think Conley goes to Utah or Detroit.
Tania Ganguli: The Lakers have been among the teams that have contacted the Pistons about Reggie Bullock. So far Detroit hasn’t been very interested in moving him for what they’ve been offered. This is the last year of his deal and he’s making $2.5 million this year.
Adrian Wojnarowski: “Another player who’s gained a lot of interest, especially as a rental for the rest of the season, a role player, Reggie Bullock in Detroit. Now Detroit would love to get off some of their bigger contracts. Reggie Jackson is a point guard that the past regime, and this regime, have looked to try and move.”
A Pistons source told the Free Press recently Bullock, along with backup point guard Ish Smith, is garnering trade interest. Bullock would be a great addition for any team jockeying for playoff position or looking for an additional piece to contend — a team like the Philadelphia 76ers, who have designs on reaching the NBA Finals with a nucleus of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler. It could be an easy call for the Pistons since they have cratered since a 13-7 start and are currently below the Eastern Conference cutline for a playoff spot.
Bullock, making $2.5 million this season, will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason so the Pistons must weigh re-signing him, trading him or risk losing him for nothing. The Pistons would like to re-sign Bullock and Smith (also a free agent) this offseason, according to the team source. It makes for a tricky situation. There are certain trade proposals that would be a no-brainer. If a team offers a first-round pick, it would be smart for the Pistons to move Bullock. Adding a solid first-rounder to their own pick would go toward the Pistons accumulation of assets. But a second-rounder? The decision becomes hazy.
Vincent Ellis: Cleaning out the notebook: I gather the #Pistons would love to re-sign Reggie Bullock and Ish Smith, which does complicate trading them a little. Gather Bullock’s shooting and cheap cost ($2.5M) is garnering strong interest. Both FAs this offseason.
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