Bullock has been rehabbing from a cervical disk herniation, which required surgery in July shortly after he signed with the Knicks. Bullock recently revealed that the injury was something he simply woke up with one morning.
The injury cost him millions. Bullock originally agreed to a two-year, $21MM deal in free agency, then settled for a two-year, $8.2MM contract with the second year non-guaranteed after he failed a physical.
Bullock told New York-area reporters he just wants to look ahead and added he’s been treated well by the organization.
“I’m very excited. The injury is something that’s behind me,” he said. “I’m no longer talking about it anymore. I’m just focused on basketball and being back here with my team. The Knicks have done a great job of helping me out through the whole thing, with my family situations and everything.’
Knicks interim coach Mike Miller hinted that he’ll throw Bullock right into the rotation.
“His abilities I think will impact both sides of the ball,” he said. “With what we’ve seen when he’s been out here, No. 1 he’s a high basketball IQ guy. He’s a good defender. He adds more length. He’s a versatile defender. He has good awareness off the ball. And then the offensive stuff.”
Bullock, 28, is a 39.2% career 3-point shooter. He appeared in a combined 63 games with Detroit and the Los Angeles Lakers last season before he became an unrestricted free agent.