The NBA Draft has commanded a lot of attention lately, but free agency is right around the corner. The moratorium ends on Aug. 2 at 6 PM E.T., meaning players can sign the dotted line in roughly two weeks’ time. The Sixers have limited resources, but will no doubt be active.
One name already on the radar is New York’s Reggie Bullock. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the 30-year-old wing is on the Sixers’ free agency list. Other suitors include Boston, Los Angeles, and of course, the incumbent Knicks.
Bullock is a clear fit on Philadelphia’s roster. He shot 41.0 percent from deep last season, and started on the fourth-seeded team in the East. He’s a tough perimeter defender on the wing, and a potential replacement (or supplement) for Danny Green, depending on how free agency shakes out.
The Sixers will pursue Reggie Bullock in free agency, but can Philadelphia entice the veteran sharpshooter?
At first glance, the only real avenue to signing Bullock is the taxpayer’s mid-level exception, which comes out to roughly $5.9 million per year. It feels like Bullock could get more than that, whether in New York or elsewhere. That said, the Celtics and Lakers are not swimming in cap space either, and Bullock may take a slight discount to join a real contender.
If the Sixers can convince Bullock to sign for less than $6 million a year, there aren’t many…