Knicks, Reggie Bullock Agree To Two-Year Deal

The Knicks have reached a deal to sign free agent wing Reggie Bullock to a two-year, $21MM contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter).

While New York missed out on its top free agent targets, the team has had a busy day, reaching eight-figure, multiyear deals with Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, and now Bullock.

A first-round pick in the 2013 draft, Bullock began his career with the Clippers and then the Suns, but didn’t hit his stride until a stint with Detroit that began in 2015.

Bullock averaged 11.3 PPG and shot 44.5% on three-pointers for the Pistons in 2017/18. Last season, the veteran split his time between the Pistons and Lakers as a result of a deadline trade, recording 12.1 PPG with a .377 3PT% in 63 total games.

Like Portis and Gibson, Bullock will receive a two-year deal from the Knicks, while Randle’s third year features a partial guarantee. In other words, it appears New York will move forward with an eye toward regaining its cap flexibility during the summer of 2021. The team still projects to have about $18-20MM in cap room left this year after its reported agreements.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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39 thoughts on “Knicks, Reggie Bullock Agree To Two-Year Deal

    • MZ311

      How so? Did you really think any of the top free agents want to play for Dolan?

  1. goldenmisfit

    So now they’re going to pay a guy 10.5 million a year for two years for a guy who averaged 11.3 PPG? LOL!

  2. C-Daddy

    I thought if the Knicks missed out on the top tier free agents they would at least spend their cap space on Kemba Walker or Tobias Harris type players, but as I should have predicted they’ve spent it on a bunch of scrubs. Classic.

        • jeremy

          if you didnt notices it was well known for a few days walker was boston bound and harris maybe but maybe he wanted to stay in philly

          • C-Daddy

            I mean well before the offseason, shortly after the Porzingis trade when the Knicks cleared up cap space. I thought they were likely to strike out on the top free agents and end up settling for second tier guys, but this is much worse and I should have known.

    • How are Harris and Walker not top tier free agents? Did you see how much they both got paid?

    • Perksy

      Kemba nor Tobias were never going to the Knicks when there were better options.

  3. yoyo137

    $21m for Reggie Bullock?? This late at night? 2am on the east coast?? James Dolan is drunk and should’ve just gone to sleep I feel so sorry for Knicks fans

  4. TheTruth12

    The funniest thing about this whole thing is that there were Knicks fans that actually thought they would get Zion KD and Kyrie. I love laughing at this embarrassment of a franchise.

  5. denimvest

    remember when iguadala said NY wasn’t signing anybody? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

  6. Jason Lancaster

    Another deal with a player that will be easy to trade in February. Knicks are thinking assets, it seems.

    • C-Daddy

      Yeah, maybe. But it’s a far cry from signing KD, Kyrie, and drafting Zion.

      • samkline175

        That is true, but if we devise a trade of some sorts for a star it will all but make up for this mess. Let’s say we offer Reggie, taj, and 2022 first for Paul George and I feel like that’s a done deal, C-Daddy.

      • Zion was out of their control, KD blew out his achilles, and KD wanted Kyrie. Honestly not sure why you keep dumping on them. Signing KD and Kyrie would not have made them much better this upcoming season.

  7. bj82

    Really people need to move on from Kzd and Kyrie. KD won’t even play next year and might not be 100 % in 2 years. So, maybe they even dodge a bullet.

  8. Dodgethis

    Really the Knicks probably got the message that they need to prove they are no longer dysfunctional, not just say it. So they signed some guys that wanted to play in new York and will have 2 years to show free agents they have changed. Disappointing for fans.

    • Not really. I’m a fan. Once KD blew out his achilles and they missed Zion, this is a good course of action. Short term deals, a few young players with trade potential, and they didn’t break the bank.

  9. formerlyz

    This is more along the lines of what I was thinking at the 2-3, although he wasnt one of the names I mentioned

    Gibson can defend at the 4 spot for sure, but I feel like there is too much redundancy and they went a long way to do it. I also wonder about minutes being taken away from Robinson, and Knox. I would assume Portis will start next to Robinson, with Gibson and Randle off the bench.

    • emac22

      You don’t replace Kantor, Porzingis, Kornet and Vonleh with one guy.

      I’m not sold on the choices at this point but positionally, I think they filled the right needs

      Knox needed protection up front and to get less attention from the other team defensively. He can earn what he gets from this point.

      I’m not voting on anything yet but positionally this team has been criminally small since Porzingis went down and needed this much depth up front.

    • padam

      You don’t pay 21M to come off the bench. Portis will be the defacto backup for PF/C.

      • It’s a two-year deal at $10.5 million a year. And Portis signed for two years at over $15 million, so I’m not sure why you’re assuming he’s going to backup the guy who just got signed to a lesser deal.

      • cesc

        formerlyz likes to put the best player of the team on the bench like Randle now in NYC or Whiteside in Miami!

  10. clubberlang

    Knicks have to use Cap Space to get to the salary cap floor, next years FA class is weak, so all these guys signing for 2/20 gives them a bunch of trade assets and cap room for 2 FAs in 2021.

  11. mickey802

    Look at the bright side, Dolan can’t throw anyone out any longer, nobody is coming to the Garden. It’s not like he dont pay, he just can’t sell. Maybe the time has come to sell

    • kahnkobra

      thats what people always say “nobody is going to the Garden” yet its always packed and generating profits for Dolan. year in and year out

  12. Sky14

    I actually don’t mind what the Knicks have done and I’m no Knicks fan. Once it became clear that KD and Kyrie weren’t coming, instead of giving max deals to the second tier guys, that likely would have been bad deals in a couple years, they built depth with solid players on shorter deals. It’s what the Lakers should have been doing.

  13. Norm Chouinard

    They could consider taking on a bad contract to get a decent pick with the balance of their cap space.

  14. This might be the best FA signing of the Stooge era. Some short term fit (he can shoot, we can’t), and, unlike the others, it’s possible this contract can be traded for value at some point.

    Still, the most disastrous use of cap space by a rebuilding team I can remember. So far, not one long term starter added, and not one draft pick acquired. The Stooges Guide to Rebuilding.

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