Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 7:18 AM EST Feb 7, 2019 NEW YORK — Reggie Bullock leaned down to pick up his carry-on bag late Tuesday night. I had arrived after he had started speaking with reporters following the Detroit Pistons’ 105-92 victory over the New York Knicks. I asked Bullock, who joined the Detroit Pistons in June 2015 with little fanfare, about the rumor he was being targeted by the Los Angeles Lakers before Thursday’s trade deadline. Bullock, 27, said he wanted to remain with the organization where he has blossomed into a top 3-point threat in the past 3½ seasons. But he acknowledged it’s a business. “It’s part of the game,” Bullock said. “It’s great for me to know that a bunch of teams in the league finally know my name after six years, being able to stay dialed in with my talents. “Trying to give all I can to this organization. If that’s the way the organization wants to move, by all … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons trades not exactly all-in moves for playoffs
Detroit pistons trade rumours
Rod Beard The Detroit News Published 4:05 PM EST Feb 6, 2019 With the NBA trade deadline approaching Thursday afternoon and a playoff spot within reach, the Pistons are making deals that help them both financially and in stockpiling young assets for the future. The Pistons’ two trades within a 24-hour span signify a forward-looking philosophy while also seeking relief with the salary cap. They dealt two expiring contracts for players who could help them in the short term, with the possibility of being longer-term assets. Sending Reggie Bullock to the Lakers for rookie Svi Mykhailiuk (pronounced Muh-Kye-Luke) and a 2021 second-round pick allowed them to gain a young prospect to develop — in much the same way they did with Bullock after they acquired him from the Phoenix Suns in 2015. Adding Thon Baker in the trade for Stanley Johnson is another low-risk move, as they were unlikely to pick up his qualifying offer for $4.5 million, allowing him to become a … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons trades have eye on future, without giving up present
Rod Beard The Detroit News Published 10:52 AM EST Feb 6, 2019 New York — Reggie Bullock left a lasting impression in his final Pistons game, going 5-of-10 on 3-pointers on Tuesday night, as the Pistons topped the New York Knicks. Not long after the game, he searched around his locker for the deodorant before asking a locker room attendant. A couple minutes later, he handed it off to teammate Zaza Pachulia, who needed some as well. Make that former teammate Zaza Pachulia. Bullock will have a new set of teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers, after the Pistons agreed in principle on a deal that will bring back rookie guard Svi Mykhailiuk and a 2021 second-round pick. The deal was agreed upon Tuesday night and likely will be completed Wednesday. Here are some thoughts on the proposed deal and what it means for the Pistons: ► 1. On the surface, it seems that the Pistons were trying to acquire assets for an expiring contract. Bullock is on the final year of his … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons trade of Reggie Bullock makes sense
Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 12:35 AM EST Feb 6, 2019 The Detroit Pistons appear to be making a move just before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The Pistons are trading Reggie Bullock to the Los Angeles Lakers for rookie shooting guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, according to two sources with knowledge of the deal. The Athletic’s Frank Isola was first to report the news Tuesday night. One source said the Pistons are also receiving a 2021 second-round pick. It’s not clear if the move is a harbinger of a larger deal. Bullock scored 19 points in the Pistons’ 105-92 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night. Bullock, 27, is making $2.5 million, but will be a free agent this offseason. More Detroit Pistons: What Detroit Pistons can learn from Nuggets' unique rebuild Detroit Pistons want to trade, but does it make sense to deal 1st-round picks? Mykhailiuk, 21, has played sparingly for the Lakers this season, appearing in … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons trade Reggie Bullock to Los Angeles Lakers
Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 1:14 PM EST Jan 26, 2019 The week’s Detroit Pistons mailbag examines the pros and cons of engaging the Memphis Grizzlies in trade talks, the San Antonio Spurs’ reported interest in Stanley Johnson and a wild new TV series from Showtime. Mike Conley is the latest Pistons savior – if you listen to some fans. It was major news this week when ESPN.com reported the Grizzlies would listen to trade offers for franchise stalwarts Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. Pistons Twitter reacted, with users of the social media platform rushing the ESPN.com’s Trade Machine to decipher a scenario to bring star Blake Griffin some help before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. The focus is Conley with the gaping hole the Pistons currently have at point guard. The fan base is growing hostile toward incumbent point guard Reggie Jackson, whose untimely photobomb during a Griffin postgame interview this week set off ESPN’s talking heads. … [Read more...] about Should Detroit Pistons trade for Grizzlies PG Mike Conley?