The Boston Celtics covet size and shooting, and a player on their Atlantic Division rival checks both of those boxes.
The Celtics have interest in New York Knicks wing and pending free agent Reggie Bullock, the New York Post's Marc Berman reported Wednesday.
Landing Bullock wouldn't be easy: The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers also have interest in the 30-year-old forward, per Berman, who added Bullock's "preference" is to re-sign with New York.
Boston likely would have to go over the salary cap to sign Bullock, as well: The C's have a $5.9 million taxpayer midlevel exception, but the eight-year veteran is expected to command the full midlevel exception of $9.2 million per year, while the Knicks could sign Bullock to a deal north of $10 million annually since they have his Early-Bird rights.
Still, Bullock is an intriguing target for new Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound veteran is a career 39.2% 3-point shooter who hit 41% of his deep balls last season while averaging 10.9 points per game as a starter for a solid Knicks team.
If the C's re-sign Evan Fournier, then Bullock might not be worth the cost. But if Fournier lands elsewhere, it's certainly worth considering the UNC product.