The Los Angeles Clippers had a solid pick with Reggie Bullock at number 25, but what does he bring to the team? He’s a great shooter, and with his size, he’ll be able to provide some instant offense off the bench for the Clippers if he can work his way to some respectable minutes. It’s not going to be easy for him, but he’s a hard worker, and could possibly backup Jared Dudley or JJ Redick, depending on who starts for the Clippers.
Bullock has many appendages, but his best and most attractive is that he can shoot. The Clippers weren’t a horrible shooting team, but they automatically got better this offseason, now that they’ve signed Bullock, and traded for Dudley and Redick. These are some of the best sharpshooters in the NBA that are under the radar. Now that Chris Paul has re-signed with the Clippers, he’s going to enjoy finding these guys on the perimeter for some open looks.
Once opponents begin to realize the threat of three sharpshooters on the 3-point line, they’ll start to evacuate the lane, where who else but Blake Griffin will be waiting. This is speculation, but when you’re like the Clippers with guys who can finish at the rim and shoot the ball, that’s certainly advantageous. Unfortunately for the Clippers, this was only possible at the cost of Caron Butler and Eric Bledsoe, two guys who were apart of the Clippers’ core. Bullock may have been pretty high at the 25th pick, but he can do some serious damage if he chooses to work hard enough.
As for the defensive end, Bullock’s size at 6’7 and wingspan at 6’10 give him the ability to be a solid defender. This could come in handy for the Clippers, as they face some of the better shooters in the league like Ray Allen, Stephen Curry and perhaps even Klay Thompson. He’ll have plenty of practice on Redick/Dudley of course. The Clippers made a solid pick with Bullock, who finished third in scoring for the Tarheels in North Carolina.