Posted June 27, 2013

Reggie Bullock selected No. 25 by Clippers in NBA draft

2013 NBA draft
Reggie Bullock averaged 13.9 points and 6.6 rebounds at North Carolina last season.

Reggie Bullock averaged 13.9 points and 6.6 rebounds at North Carolina last season. (David E. Klutho/SI)

The Clippers selected Reggie Bullock with the No. 25 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday. Here’s a look at Bullock and how he fits with L.A.:

Bio: North Carolina | Junior | Small Forward

Vitals: 6-7, 200 pounds

2012-13 Statistics: 13.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 47.6 percent shooting in 34 games.

Strengths: Bullock has all the makings of a solid role player. He can shoot from deep, play solid perimeter D and isn’t afraid to crash the boards. At 6-7, he has ideal size for an NBA small forward.

Weaknesses: It’s a red flag that UNC coach Roy Williams questioned his decision to leave school early. “I’m more worried about Reggie than I have been any of those other guys [who left early],” Williams said. Bullock lacks elite athleticism and struggles to create offense for himself.

What Scouts Say:  “He can really stroke it. Just an OK athlete. OK defensively. I’ll tell you what else he does is he rebounds. When they had that run after Roy Williams went small, he averaged like nine rebounds a game. He doesn’t pass it much, but he doesn’t turn it over, either. We interviewed him, and he was not very good.”

Team Fit: A nice pickup for the Clippers, adding another guy who can really shoot and also rebounds nicely from the small forward spot. Going to a good team with a very good coach should help Bullock play to his strengths and avoid being put in situations where his weaknesses are exposed too badly. Loading up the roster with shooters who can take advantage of the space and passes that Chris Paul creates is never a bad idea.

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