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Reggie Bullock off to red-hot start for Knicks


#Reggie #Bullock’s season started on time this season. #And he’s been on the mark.

#Bullock, the 29-year-old veteran who has started all four games, pumped in five 3-pointers and scored 17 points in the #Knicks’ 95-86 victory over the #Cavaliers at #Rocket #Mortgage #FieldHouse #Tuesday that kicked off a four-game road trip.

#Last season, which started at the customary time in #October, #Bullock didn’t make his #Knicks debut until #January after rehabbing from spinal fusion surgery. #Now he looks perfectly healthy and is holding onto a starting job that was unexpected.

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“His defense has been terrific,’’ #Knicks coach #Tom #Thibodeau said. “Just watching him move on the court, he’s not laboring like he did last year. #He’s been a good pro wherever he’s been. I’ve talked to people who coached him and played with him, they have a high regard for him. #His health is a big thing and he’s shown that so far.’’

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#Bullock says the major surgery is a thing of the past. #Knicks president #Leon #Rose picked up #Bullock’s $4.2 million option last month before free agency.

“I’ve worked on my body a lot,” #Bullock said. “I got my body right. I’m really taking care of my body a lot this season. The neck issue is something behind me now.”

#Perhaps there’s a chance #Alec #Burks will eventually be moved into the starting lineup when he gets healthy. #Burks missed #Tuesday’s game in #Cleveland with an ankle sprain. #But #Thibodeau just may stick with this five-man group.

#Bullock is no longer making headlines because of his #Saturday jersey malfunction when he had #No. 25 on the front and #No. 23 on the back — a snafu that set social media abuzz.

“I definitely found out later,” #Bullock said. “If I would’ve noticed it, I definitely wouldn’t have put the jersey on. #But it was pretty funny. #It was a hilarious thing for the team. #We got good laughs out of it.’’


#Austin #Rivers missed all four preseason games and now the first four regular-season games as he inches his way to his #Knicks debut. #He had his first contact drills #Monday.

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“There’s a progression to coming back,’’ #Thibodeau said. “He was doing condition without contact. Then it goes to one-on-one controlled movements. Then progressed to two-on-two. #And then three-on-three. #We’re on the three-on-three phase right now. #It’s day-to-day on how he feels and whether we get to the next step. There’s more steps to take. #He has to play five-on-five and practice with the team. #He’s still couple of steps away.’’


The #Cavaliers’ announcement that former #All-Star #Kevin #Love will miss three to four weeks with a right calf strain was not a good indicator for #Knicks rookie #Obi #Toppin.

The #Knicks announced #Toppin has a calf strain but would be “reevaluated’’ in 7-10 days without giving a timetable on when he might play. #When #Allonzo #Trier was a rookie with the #Knicks, he missed 3 ¹/₂ weeks with a calf strain.



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