Update: The trade rumor has been confirmed by LA Times reporter Brad Turner.
Can confirm from sources: Lakers have agreed in principle to acquire Reggie Bullock from Detroit for rookie Svi Mykhailiuk. Deal to be completed Wednesday. Lakers like Bullock because of his shooting.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) February 6, 2019
The Athletic’s Shams Charania claims that a draft pick has been included in the deal.
Sources: The Lakers are trading guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and a draft pick to Detroit for guard Reggie Bullock. Deal is expected to be completed Wednesday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2019
Marc Spears of the Undefeated confirmed that it was a second round pick for Reggie Bullock.
The Lakers have agreed in principle to trade guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and a second round draft pick to the Pistons for guard Reggie Bullock, a source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) February 6, 2019
According to Frank Isola of The Athletic, the Los Angeles Lakers are close to acquiring Reggie Bullock from the Detroit Pistons for Sviatoslav Mykhailuk.
The Los Angles Lakers are poised to make a trade…just not that trade. According to a league source, Lakers are close to acquiring Reggie Bullock from the Pistons for Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk.
— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) February 6, 2019
As Isola eludes to, this may not be the trade news that most Lakers fans were hoping for tonight. But, Bullock is an excellent addition to a team that desperately needs a pep in its step.
Bullock is shooting 38.4% from three this season and is averaging 12 points a night, and he even has 2.5 assists per game.
While Bullock becomes a free agent after this season, he’ll provide legitimate NBA minutes to a team that just lost by 42 points to the Indiana Pacers.
The trade isn’t official yet, but we wish Svi the best of luck with the Detroit Pistons!
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