Here is video from the introductory press conference of Clippers’ first-round draft pick Reggie Bullock:
Also, here is an excerpt from my blog post at ESPN LA on Bullock’s press conference today:
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Heading into summer league and training camp this fall, Los Angeles Clippers first-round draft pick Reggie Bullock has one major advantage over most other rookies: he already has a relationship with his team’s head coach and superstar point guard.
Bullock, who the Clippers selected out of North Carolina with the 25th pick in last month’s draft, squared off against Doc Rivers’ son, former Duke phenom and current New Orleans Hornets guard Austin Rivers, on several occasions during the 2011-12 NCAA season.
“I’ve known him for a while,” Bullock said of Rivers. “It’s great to just have someone like that, another father figure, in my life.”
The 6-foot-7, 205-pound junior swingman is also familiar with Chris Paul, as he played on Paul’s first 15-and-under AAU team in North Carolina and was in communication with the point guard throughout the draft process.
Bullock compared his style of play to Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green and Miami Heat guard Ray Allen, but added that he believes his defense will ultimately be his calling card.
“I’m just going to play my game,” Bullock said. “They’ve [the Clippers] seen so much film on me that they know what I’m capable of doing, which is shooting the ball and defending. I’m just going to try to be hectic on defense and just try to knock down shots when they come to me.”