The LA Lakers have acquired Reggie Bullock as the Anthony Davis trade saga drags on.
The Detroit sharpshooter arrives in Los Angeles in return for Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and a 2021 second round draft pick.
Bullock has grown into a starter under new coach Dwane Casey, averaging 31 minutes a game and shooting almost 40% from behind the arc.
He will provide some much-needed depth for a Lakers team who are set to trade the likes of Josh Hart in a possible deal for Anthony Davis.
This trade – while not the one many Lakers fans were waiting for – should still fill them with optimism, as the Front Office appears to be preparing for life without the Lakers’ young core.
Despite the LA Times reporting that the Lakers have pulled out of the deal, other sources claim negotiations will go down to the wire as the Thursday trade deadline looms.
The ongoing saga is clearly having an effect on the franchise, with Lebron James suffering his worst ever loss in his esteemed career.
Despite his return, the Indiana Pacers destroyed the Lakers by 42 points to leave LA 2.5 games behind the playoffs.
The Lakers won’t miss much in giving up a second rounder, nor will they miss their departing small forward.
Meanwhile, the Ukranian wing, drafted last June, has averaged under 11 minutes a game, shooting 33% from the field and providing limited defensive stats.