4 former Dallas Mavericks thriving elsewhere, 4 struggling this season

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6. Struggling: Reggie Bullock

Reggie Bullock was one of Dallas' best defenders during the 2021-22 season and would take the toughest guard defensive assignment away from Luka Doncic or Jalen Brunson.

He was key for Dallas during the 2022 NBA Playoffs as he averaged 10.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 39.7 percent from downtown. Bullock was also playing 39.3 minutes per game, proving that he was vital to Dallas' on-court success.

Bullock was someone that many Mavs fans thought they'd keep around, but Dallas traded him as part of the Grant Williams trade this summer. He got moved to the Spurs and was later waived, giving him the opportunity to sign with the Houston Rockets.

Since signing with Houston, Bullock has made little to no impact.

Bullock is averaging 1.2 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game while shooting 28.6 percent from downtown. He is also playing just 10.4 minutes per game.

Bullock went from starting 55 games last season to being a bench warmer this season. Houston has surprisingly strung together some wins this season, but Bullock hasn't been given much of a chance to prove his worth in the rotation.

If the Rockets decide to buy him out later in the season, it wouldn't be a surprise if Dallas pursued him.