The Los Angeles Lakers desperately wanted extra consistent taking pictures. Reggie Bullock of the Detroit Pistons is currently taking pictures 38.four p.c from three, so technically talking, this counts. But ideal lord does it tag a fan corrupt that’s coming off the worst lack of the season dearly — as Svi Mykhailiuk is seemingly heading to Detroit.
Frank Isola of the Athletic used to be the first to file that the Lakers had been “shut” to a deal, and subsequent experiences make it sound fancy a 2nd-spherical preserve will be going to the Pistons with Mykhailiuk:
The Los Angles Lakers are poised to make a commerce…ideal no longer that commerce. In accordance with a league supply, Lakers are shut to acquiring Reggie Bullock from the Pistons for Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk.
— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) February 6, 2019
Can verify from sources: Lakers beget agreed in concept to originate Reggie Bullock from Detroit for rookie Svi Mykhailiuk. Deal to be done Wednesday. Lakers fancy Bullock as a result of of his taking pictures.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) February 6, 2019
This isn’t the first signal of the Lakers’ hobby in Bullock, as they had been reported to beget been sniffing around over the weekend.
Bullock meets the total critical qualifications for commerce targets heading into the closing date: He can shoot (45 p.c on nook three-pointers). He’s cheap. His contract expires on the discontinue of the season. This used to be frequently a in fact pure fit.
What hurts fairly is that it prices the Lakers giving up a reasonably promising rookie who does a entire lot of the things that can frequently be precious within the nonetheless NBA. With that stated, though, the Lakers need extra predictable manufacturing, and Svi merely has no longer been that this one year, taking pictures ideal 33.9 p.c from within the back of the arc.
It’s going to be appealing to explore how Walton handles the rotation with Bullock now joins a neighborhood of wings all having a probe for minutes. He’ll beget to contend with Josh Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lance Stephenson and that LeBron James guy for a consistent role on the crew. James is obviously going to acquire his, and as will Ingram and Kuzma. Hart, Bullock, Stephenson and Caldwell-Pope will seemingly beget to compete with one another for no subject is left — assuming all of them are peaceable around after the commerce closing date, obviously.
Now, Caldwell-Pope has been rumored to be in commerce talks in other places as Rich Paul tries to find a relate where he can beget extra consistent minutes than he has ideal now. Adding one other feeble to the Lakers’ flee neighborhood could well make things powerful extra exiguous for Caldwell-Pope.
The Lakers beget a day and a few exchange now to either make that work for Caldwell-Pope or pull off a elevated commerce (hi, Anthony Davis). We’ll peep how things hurry on both those fronts, however predict some fireworks.