3 Former JJ Redick Teammates the Lakers Should Add After Head Coach Hiring

Los Angeles Lakers hired JJ Redick as their next head coach. Don't be surprised if he attempts to lure these three former teammates to the franchise.
Which former teammates could JJ Redick potentially lure to the Lakers this offseason?
Which former teammates could JJ Redick potentially lure to the Lakers this offseason? / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Reggie Bullock, SF/SG

Redick was one of the NBA's better sharpshooters throughout his career, so he knows the importance of having reliable wings on the team. That's why the Lakers should target his ex-teammate Reggie Bullock, who played 49 games on the LA Clippers with the first-year head coach nearly a decade ago.

Bullock, 33, was stuck in a reserve role with the Houston Rockets last season. Averaging his lowest playing time (9.5 minutes) since his sophomore year, the former UNC product tallied 2.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 44 games with the Rockets. Again, it was far from his best output but that doesn't mean it was all bad.

Bullock made a name for himself as a 3-and-D wing and he lived up to that fact in his 11th NBA season. He averaged a solid 0.6 threes made on 1.5 attempts (40.3%), marking the third time in the last four seasons that he finished with a three-point success rate of 38.0% or better. He also added 0.5 defensive win shares despite his limited playing time, highlighting that he can still be a plus-defender at this stage of his career.

He also played for the Lakers in 2018-19, so having familiarity with the franchise would also help.

Adding Bullock, who's an unrestricted free agent, wouldn't guarantee a championship parade, but he's the type of depth player that would make the Lakers better. Los Angeles was below average as a team from deep last season and adding the proven veteran would be the first step to bucking that trend.