In what’s becoming an annual thing, ESPN is back ranking the 500 best players in the NBA.
Just fall short of being one of the top-300 players in the NBA, Los Angeles Clippers rookie Reggie Bullock makes an appearance at 304.
During Bullock’s last season at the University of North Carolina, the prospect shooting guard averaged 13.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Known as a three-point shooter throughout most of college, he backed up that 42.9 percent from distance.
While we all know what this kid can bring on the offensive side of the ball, his defense is the biggest question. He’s the ideal height for what you’d want out of a guard/forward at 6’7 though he lacks the bulk as he’s currently sitting at 200 pounds. Not many players come into the league NBA-ready (see Anthony Davis), so it may not be much to worry about, but with the crop on explosive wing players on the rise he’ll need to be able to take them head on.
As far as his role with the Clippers, he’ll probably play minimal minutes due to the depth the team has at the wings in J.J. Redick, Jared Dudley, Matt Barnes and Jamal Crawford. The 25th overall pick will be more of a force in the future and will be able to pick up key things from the vets he’ll be playing behind.
For more on Bullock’s talents check out this Draft Express video below.