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Dallas Mavericks: 5 things Reggie Bullock brings to the team

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What does Reggie Bullock bring to Dallas Mavericks? 5. Transition buckets

The Mavs offense is going to look different under new head coach Jason Kidd with the primary change being Dallas attempting to play faster. They were 26th in pace last season and 28th in transition possessions. The Mavericks created nearly all of their offense in the half-court but would love to get a few more easy buckets in transition.

One area where Bullock excels is in transition. The 6’6 wing scored 1.52 points per possession on that play type last season, which ranked in the top four percent in the NBA. He keeps the floor spaced and connects on transition triples as the defense attempts to defend the paint. On the second play below, Bullock nails a 3-pointer as the Atlanta Hawks flood inside to stop R.J. Barrett in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

The defense gets back and funnels in the paint in transition, but they often forget to match up. Bullock takes full advantage by drifting out to the 3-point line and spotting up. He is one of the best shooters in the league on open triples and is no stranger to converting them in transition.

Expect Reggie Bullock to help the Dallas Mavericks quicken their pace this season. His ability to hit from long range in transition will have them wanting to get out and run.