The Pistons are desperately looking for a reliable backup wing.
But Bullock, who has probably played the best of the bunch, has fallen from the in-season competition for a while.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:
This is a blow for Bullock, who will be a free agent next summer. In his fourth season, the 25-year-old former first-round pick still looks like a potential 3-and-D contributor. Yet, due to limited opportunities and not taking advantage of the ones he’s had in four NBA seasons, Bullock still hasn’t put it all together.
Even though Bullock was earning his way into the rotation, the Pistons should be OK. They have numerous other options, and Johnson – the No. 8 pick just last year – remains the most desirable. Getting the high-upside Johnson to shake his sophomore slump remains option A.
But Detroit loses a little margin for error if that doesn’t happen quickly – or happen at all.