Suns Acquire Reggie Bullock in Three-Team Deal
The Phoenix Suns have acquired guard Reggie Bullock from the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-team trade. As part of the deal, the Suns send forward Shavlik Randolph to the Boston Celtics; the Celtics also receive guard Chris Douglas-Roberts and a future second-round pick from the Clippers; the Clippers receive guard Austin Rivers from the Celtics
“'Reggie Bullock is a talented young player we have liked for a while,” said General Manager Ryan McDonough. “He shoots the ball very well and he has the potential to be a good perimeter defender.”
Currently in his second NBA season, Bullock (pronounced bull-LOCK) has played in 25 games with the Clippers in 2014-15, averaging 2.6 points and 10.5 minutes. A proficient three-point marksman, the 6-7 guard is shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 42.6 percent on all field goal attempts this season.
Bullock, the 25th overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, holds career averages of 2.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 9.7 minutes in 68 games (two starts), all with the Clippers. Bullock has registered six career double-digit scoring games, including a career-high 14 points versus Cleveland on March 16, 2014. A three-year standout at the University of North Carolina and 2012-13 All-ACC Second Team selection, Bullock left the school ranked in the top-11 in Tar Heels history in both three-pointers made (eighth with 188) and three-point percentage (11th at 38.7 percent).
Randolph played in 16 games in this his second season with the Suns, averaging 1.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 6.3 minutes. The 6-10, 245-pound veteran in his eighth NBA season originally signed with the Suns as a free agent on March 1, 2014. Overall in two seasons with the Suns, Randolph averaged 1.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 6.5 minutes in 30 games.