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Pistons’ Reggie Bullock to undergo surgery to repair torn meniscus

02 February 2013: North Carolina's Reggie Bullock. The University of North Carolina Tar Heels played the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in an NCAA Division I Men's college basketball game. UNC won the game 72-60 after overtime.
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Detroit Pistons’ guard Reggie Bullock suffered a torn meniscus that will keep him on the shelf for at least the next two-to-four months, per Shams Charania of The Vertical. Bullock had appeared in four games off the bench for the Pistons thus far into the regular season while averaging just 10.5 minutes per contest.

Entering his fourth NBA season, Bullock was in position to see time off the bench for Detroit, averaging four points and 1.3 rebounds per game in his limited action. Last season, he appeared in 37 games off the bench for Detroit, averaging a career-high 11.6 minutes per game.

He was originally selected in the first-round (25th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers out of North Carolina, where he entered as a McDonald’s All-American. He would stay three seasons with the Tar Heels, being named second-team All-ACC after his junior year.

During his rookie campaign, he played in 43 games off the bench. Of the 120 NBA games he has appeared in since 2013, he has started just two, which came during his second season with Los Angeles. A midseason trade to the Phoenix Suns saw him bounce between the main roster and the D-League, ultimately playing in just 11 games with the team before being dealt alongside forward Marcus Morris to the Pistons.

As he enters the road to recovery, Pistons’ point guard Reggie Jackson seems to be on the return. With Bullock sidelined, swingman Stanley Johnson may see more overall time off the bench as he is averaging under 15 minutes per game to open the season. Second-year man Darrun Hilliard should also be in contention for an increased role.

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