AUGUST 6: The Mavericks have officially signed Bullock, the team announced in a press release. There had been whispers that the Knicks and Mavs might explore a sign-and-trade arrangement, but Dallas ended up signing the veteran wing outright.
AUGUST 2: The Mavericks and free agent swingman Reggie Bullock have agree to a deal, sources tell Tim MacMahon of ESPN (Twitter link). Marc Stein (Twitter link) first reported that the two sides were nearing an agreement, while Jordan Schultz of ESPN (Twitter link) says it’ll be a three-year contract.
Agent David Bauman tells Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link) that Bullock’s three-year deal with Dallas will be worth $30.5MM. Based on that value, it sounds like the Mavs will give Bullock their full mid-level exception if they operate over the cap.
The Mavs appear to be prioritizing adding shooting around star Luka Doncic, and Bullock certainly fits that bill. The 30-year-old is a career 39.2% shooter from beyond the arc and knocked down 41.0% of his three-point attempts for the Knicks this past season.
After an injury-plagued 2019/20 campaign, the former UNC standout bounced back with one of the best years of his career, averaging 10.9 PPG and 3.4 RPG while starting 64 games and averaging 30.0 minutes a night for the East’s No. 4 seed.