Experienced swingman Reggie Bullock is set to join the Houston Rockets, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Bullock, who recently reached a buyout agreement with the San Antonio Spurs, garnered interest from several teams.
The Rockets, in particular, were seeking to bolster their rotation after the departure of Kevin Porter Jr., who is not expected to play for Houston again following his recent arrest.
Bullock’s journey to the Rockets began when he was traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Spurs as part of the three-team deal involving Grant Williams in July.
He had spent the previous two seasons with Dallas, often serving as a part-time starter. Last season, his scoring average dipped to 7.2 points per game, the lowest since 2016/17.
Nevertheless, his three-point shooting remained strong, hitting 38.0%, in line with his career average of 38.4%.
The Rockets have been actively pursuing veteran talent in this offseason in their bid to improve their performance after three consecutive seasons with no more than 22 wins.
Bullock will join the likes of Fred VanVleet, Dillon Brooks, and Jeff Green as part of the team’s new veteran additions.
While Charania’s report suggests that Bullock will sign with the Rockets after clearing waivers, the NBA.com transaction log indicates that he was officially waived on Saturday.
This means he should have become an unrestricted free agent on Monday, allowing him to complete his deal with the Rockets at any time.
Although the specific terms of Bullock’s contract haven’t been disclosed, it’s expected to be a one-year, minimum-salary deal.
Importantly, the Rockets have an open spot on their 21-man preseason roster, so no additional cuts will be necessary to accommodate Bullock.