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Clippers' Reggie Bullock ready for increased role this season

Clippers' Reggie Bullock ready for increased role this season
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers talks to Reggie Bullock during a game last season. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Second-year forward Reggie Bullock has an opportunity to play a significant role for the Clippers this season.

Bullock said he has envisioned himself playing the backup small forward spot behind starter Matt Barnes.

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The door opened for Bullock when the Clippers traded small forward Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks over the summer.

Now all Bullock has to do is impress Clippers Coach Doc Rivers.

"Obviously my role is shooting the ball and playing defense and doing what coach wants me to do," Bullock said at practice Monday. "That's a big role to step into and I'm ready to step into it and I'm confident I can help at small forward."

Bullock, who is 6 feet 7, 200 pounds, said he finally is healthy after a tough rookie season dealing with injuries.

Bullock said he had a platelet rich plasma injection in his right knee over the summer. Known as PRP, it's a procedure in which blood is drawn from the patient and then spun in a centrifuge machine.

Bullock, who played in just 43 games last season and averaged 2.7 points and 1.3 rebounds, missed 15 games with a sprained left ankle.

"I had the whole summer to get healthy," Bullock said. "I'm up to 100% and I'm ready to go."

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