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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? 1. Shooting

Bullock’s biggest addition to the Mavericks will be his ability to space the floor. He shot 41.0 percent from 3-point range last season on 6.1 attempts per game. There is gravity in the makes and attempts from the 6’6 wing. Defenders know he is going fire when given space and the respect that draws will open the paint for Luka Doncic and the Mavs to attack.

Bullock has a quick release and is a sharpshooter off the catch. Dallas supporters grew frustrated with Josh Richardson in part because his slow release kept the Mavericks from taking full advantage of the space he was given. Bullock will not have those problems. He shot 42.5 percent on catch and shoot 3-pointers last season and can fire in an instant.

The Mavs want to put shooting and defense around Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old superstar is an unstoppable offensive force that the opposition is forced to overcommit on. Now defenders will have to choose between covering Reggie Bullock and letting Doncic score at the rim or crashing to stop Luka and giving up an open 3-point to one of the best shooters in the league. There is no winning and that is just how Dallas wants it.

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Bullock is an important addition for the Dallas Mavericks. He fills multiple holes on their roster and should help them continue to climb the standings next season. How far? Stay tuned to find out.