Lakers acquire outside shooter Reggie Bullock in trade with Detroit

February 6, 2019

Unable to get any traction on a deal for the New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers did the next best thing, acquiring a reliable three-point shooter to supplement the roster in Detroit's Reggie Bullock.  In exchange, the team sent the Pistons rookie Svi Mykhailiuk and a future second round draft pick.

Bullock, a career forty percent three-point shooter, has appeared in 44 games (all starts) for the Pistons this season, averaging 12.1 points (.413 FG%, .388 3FG%), 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 30.8 minutes per game. The 6-foot-7 guard/forward finished second in the NBA in three-point percentage last season (.445) and owns career averages of 6.6 points (.437 FG%, .396 3FG%), 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 253 games (103 starts) for the Clippers, Suns and Pistons.

This move may be quite underrated, as the Lakers have been one of the Western Conference's better teams when healthy.  However, the one glaring weakness on the roster is an absence of perimeter shooting.  Bullock fills that need immediately.

Mykhailiuk played in 39 games for the Lakers this season, notching 3.3 points per game (.333 FG%, .318 3FG%).

Mykhailiuk, 6-8, 205, was drafted 47th overall by the Lakers in the 2018 NBA Draft.  A native of Ukraine, Mykhailiuk played collegiately at Kansas where he averaged 14.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals as a senior, garnering All-Big 12 Second Team honors. He set a Kansas single-season record with 115 3-pointers made in 2017-18 and ranked first in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage (.444).

Mykhailiuk, 21, played on the Ukrainian National Team during the 2018 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers and averaged 18.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals.

By Staff of and news services

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