The Los Angeles Lakers are in a desperate need of a superstar and they may go after a Knicks guard. Simple as that.
Last offseason, the Lakers brought Dennis Schroder for Danny Green and a first-rounder. The veteran point guard was set to be a good addition to the team. Schroder did a decent job, but he turned down the contract extension LA offered him a couple of months ago. He is not worth over $100 million. The German native decided to try his chances and he entered free agency.
If the Lakers let Schroder walk, they will have to find a guard in the offseason.
Reggie Bullock may not be a point guard, but he can definitely replace Schroder. Plus, he is much cheaper at this point. Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that the Lakers have shown interest in the New York Knicks this offseason. Will they get him?
Lakers players know the Knicks guard really well
Bullock played briefly with LA in LeBron James’ debut with the team. The Detroit Pistons traded him halfway through the season. LA didn’t re-sign Bullock in the offseason and he joined the Knicks.
“The source said the Lakers, whom Bullock played for in 2018-19 alongside LeBron James, also have Bullock on their list,” Berman wrote. “Interestingly, a report surfaced Wednesday the Lakers will try to lure Chris Paul back to Los Angeles. Paul and Bullock are both from North Carolina and are close.”
The veteran has some struggles in the shooting part of the game. Bullock only averaged 7.6 points per game in his professional career. Well, he is a 39.2% 3-point shooter and a strong defender. LA may use him coming off the bench. Bullock is not the best player on the market, but he can definitely make things easier for the Lakers.
Bullock is not the only player who has been linked to the Lakers. Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reported that LA is interested in Chris Paul too. The Phoenix Suns had a chance to win the ring this season, but they were smashed by Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.