Knicks, Reggie Bullock Re-Working Initial Agreement

The Knicks and free agent shooting guard Reggie Bullock are “re-working” the two-year, $21MM contract (second-year non-guaranteed) that they agreed upon last week, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

According to Wojnarowski, both sides are motivated to reach an agreement on a deal with new terms. However, agent David Bauman and the Knicks are re-evaluating Bullock’s fitness to play a full season in 2019/20.

Bullock was one of six veterans the Knicks agreed to sign in the early stages of free agency, but the team only officially completed deals with five of them on Monday, as we relayed late last night. Bullock was the exception, and now we have a better idea of why — while details are scarce so far, it sounds as if there was an issue with his physical.

If their agreement with Bullock falls through entirely, the Knicks’ cap room projection would increase to $14.8MM, tweets ESPN’s Bobby Marks. However, it sounds like there’s optimism that something will get done.

Appearing in 63 total games for the Pistons and Lakers last season, Bullock recorded 12.1 PPG with a .377 3PT% in 63 total games.

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13 thoughts on “Knicks, Reggie Bullock Re-Working Initial Agreement

  1. I thought this was their best signing (yes, it’s a low bar). But I’d rather have the cap space.

      • goldenmisfit

        No one in their right mind is going to offer that much for a guy that Oklahoma City is just trying to unload as a salary dump but then again this is the New York nicks so would not be surprised if they were stupid enough to do that. Besides they are capped out and cannot afford it plus it looks like Oklahoma City will trade Westbrook where he wants to go and it seems right now there is mutual interest between Westbrook and the Miami Heat. If I was Westbrook I would rather team up with Butler and Miami then be part of that dumpster fire that has been the New York Knicks for the past 10 years.

        • x%sure

          If Miami doesn’t work Russ will likely still want to leave, rightly or wrongly.

          Again, like Draymond, Russ is gunning for assists nowadays. Not the worst thing.

          Knicks will have to get their stars the same way the hinterlanders do– by trading for future-controlled players.

  2. specialfriedrice

    It’s time NY…you need Westbrook.

    Gibson, Ellington, Portis and two firsts

    Russ is a workhourse like him or not…if they can get a version of Russ that isn’t only playing to fill the stat sheet, then I believe Russ and Randle would be quite a combo.

    The East is still so weak, therefore…your going to make the playoffs, makes losing the picks and paying a truck load of cash to Westbrook but also changes the culture and direction of the Knicks…don’t like if…probably not…but NY needs to do something.

  3. Socrates Curveball

    Marcus Morris at 1 Yr $13-14M then flip him at the deadline to a contender with a expiring contract of a non contributor. Use the MLE to guarantee Bullock $9.25M in 2019.

    Knicks are collecting potential trade chips. Towards the deadline unless stretched / bought out virtually every contender will have 1 non contributor on an expiring deal and willingness to include draft picks or young players for any combination of Marcus Morris, Bobby Portis, Reggie Bullock, Wayne Ellington, Taj Gibson or Elfrid Payton. All eligible for trades in December… after roughly 30 games. Knicks could also play the ‘Long Game’ and game on bad contracts with multiple yrs remaining for their expiring deals (adding premium draft picks)…

    After 30 games…

    One of the PFs to Mavericks for old friend Courtney Lee plus multiple future picks..

    Multiple of FAs signed to Warriors for De’Angelo Russell?

    Scenarios are endless. Knicks showing strategy for the first time in Yrs beyond clear cap space and hope a big FA signs here…

      • spinach

        Yeah Mavs aren’t crazy desperate like that to get rid of CLee, there aren’t even very good free agents next year.

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