Should the Dallas Mavericks be worried about Reggie Bullock’s struggles?

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Dallas Mavericks wing Reggie Bullock always struggles to knock down shots early in the season

Bullock is a career 38.3 percent 3-point shooter that is a stout perimeter defender. He is the type of 3-and-D wing that every contender needs. Bullock can guard the opposition’s primary ball-handler, and he does not need the ball in his hands to thrive.

His career shooting splits follow a similar pattern. In his 25 career October games, Bullock has shot 34.5 percent from the field and 29.8 percent from 3-point range. In November, those numbers sit at 34.8 percent and 28.9 percent, respectively. Then, Bullock gets hot in December and never cools down.

Fans know Bullock is a capable shooter. Luka Doncic trusts him, and supporters have seen that when he kicks to the 6’6 wing late in games. Bullock is just one for six in clutch situations so far this season, but the one make was the difference in their win over the Utah Jazz on Nov. 2.

The shots will soon start falling for Reggie Bullock. He is too good of a shooter to be making under 30 percent. Expect his numbers to steadily climb throughout the season, and he remains a key part of the team’s rotation. Even when he is struggling from the field, his defense keeps him on the floor.