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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? 4. Defense

The Mavs had a top ten offense each of the last two years, but their defense has held them back. Last season, they finished 21st in defensive rating during the regular season with only two playoff teams below them. The Nets played through injuries and roster changes all season to be just behind Dallas at 22nd. Upgrades needed to be made, especially in the Mavericks perimeter defense.

Bullock gives Dallas another wing capable of guarding multiple positions. The 6’6 wing is no stranger to checking the opposition’s best scorer. He spent over 27 minutes guarding Trae Young in the Knicks playoff series versus the Hawks. Young had a speed and quickness advantage, but Bullock held his ground. See the All-Star guard beat him off the dribble, but the new Mavericks wing never give up on the play.

Reggie Bullock is a defensive upgrade for the Dallas Mavericks. They now have the freedom to choose between Dorian Finney-Smith and Bullock when deciding who takes on the opposition’s best scorer. Both men’s numbers should improve because they will take turns against the elite options.

Bullock is not a lockdown defender, but he offers talent and versatility the Mavs desperately needed on the perimeter.