Pistons, Bullock Agree On Two-Year, $5 Million Deal

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 11, 2017

The Detroit Pistons are bringing back forward Reggie Bullock.

Per Ellis, the National Basketball Association suspended Bullock for five games on June 16, 2017, for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

The 6-7 Bullock became am unrestricted free agent after the Pistons declined to extend him a qualifying offer.

Last season, he logged 15.1 minutes per game and averaged career-highs in points (4.5) and rebounds (2.1).

The move comes days after the Pistons relinquished ties with shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, opening the door for the team to retain Bullock.

Detroit also has added point guard Langston Galloway in free agency on a three-year, $21 million deal this offseason and traded Marcus Morris and a second-round pick in the 2019 National Basketball Association draft for Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley. He adds scoring off the bench, which the Pistons need tremendously. The Pistons are hoping to build on a 44-38 record that earned them the eighth seed in the 2017 NBA Playoffs.

Bullock will miss the first five games of the 2017-18 regular season after being suspended by the National Basketball Association for violating the league's drug policy.

The Pistons' salary cap situation puts them in a tough position.

With the trade of Morris, the Pistons now have Stanley Johnson and Michael Gbinije at small forward, along with Bullock.

According to Minneapolis reporter Darren Wolfson, the Pistons were one of three teams interested in Bullock's services for the coming season and beyond. He does help the players around him improve when he can stay on the court. He played in 31 of the team's 82 games and started five.

Bullock has always seemed like a player with potential who just couldn't catch the breaks he needed.

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