The Pistons have signed Reggie Bullock to a two-year deal


The Detroit Pistons have re-signed free agent Reggie Bullock to a two-year deal worth $5 million, per The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

The Detroit Pistons have re-signed unrestricted free agent Reggie Bullock this afternoon to a two-year $5 million contract, per the Vertical’s Shams Charania.

While interest in Bullock around the league was quiet for the first week of free agency, the buzz around him grew over the last few days.

According to Minneapolis reporter Darren Wolfson, the Pistons were one of three teams interested in Bullock’s services for the coming season and beyond. The Pistons’ offer of $5 million over two years should put the payroll at around $113.2 million, about $6 million shy of the luxury tax and $12 million away from the hard cap.

The roster is now at 14, meaning barring a trade the Pistons are likely to be done with signings and transactions aside from acquiring two players on two-way contracts.

Bullock will miss the first five games of the 2017-18 regular season after being  suspended by the NBA for violating the league’s drug policy. This suspension is unpaid, meaning he’ll probably miss out on about $150,000 worth of salary for those five missed games.

Bullock has always seemed like a player with potential who just couldn’t catch the breaks he needed. Two seasons ago he was impressive when forced into action after injuries to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Stanley Johnson, and he was poised to break through going into last season. He ended up missing a chunk of games to start 2016-17 with back spasms, and returned for only a couple of games before missing almost three months after tearing his meniscus.

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This signing is an indication that the Detroit Pistons still have faith in Bullock’s ability to break through. We’ll discuss more when further details are released about the structure of Reggie Bullock’s new contract.