By R.L. Bynum

The Dallas Mavericks want to surround Luka Doncic with good shooters and took a solid step in that direction Monday by signing former UNC star wing Reggie Bullock to a 3-year deal, according to the Dallas Morning News. Sharms Charania of The Athletic reported that the deal is worth $30.5 million.

NBA free agency officially began at 6 p.m. Monday.

Dallas also reportedly reached deals with Tim Hardaway Jr. (four years), Sterling Brown (two years) and Boban Marjanovic.

The Mavs will be the fifth team for Bullock, a career 39.2% shooter from 3-point range, who spent the last two seasons with the New York Knicks.

Earlier reports suggested that the Los Angeles Lakers, the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers also had interest in the eight-year NBA veteran, coveting his ability on defense and as a catch-and-shoot specialist.

Bullock averaged 10.9 points and 30 minutes per game last season for New York, shooting 41.3% from 3-point range and 45% on corner 3-point attempts.

Bullock left Carolina after his junior season and was drafted in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He played there until being traded in January 2015 to the Phoenix Suns, then was traded in July 2015 to the Detroit Pistons.

He played four seasons in Detroit before being dealt in February 2019 to the Los Angeles Lakers. The next offseason, he signed with the Knicks.

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