October 6, 2020, 10:27 amSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Svi Mykhailiuk emerged in his second season as an elite shooter who showed he can be more of an all-around player for the Pistons, and he is now looking to take his game to the next level.
During the last season, Mykhailiuk capitalized on an injury to Luke Kennard that opened the door to more playing time. He became one of the few players in NBA history to shoot better than 40 percent from the 3-point arc on more than five attempts per game within the first two seasons of his career. Svi briefly visited his native Ukraine over the summer, but other than that, he’s been in Detroit vigilantly working on proving that he’s not just a shooter. The Pistons are looking forward to a season where both him and Kennard are available, and the hope is that the combination of elite 3-point shooting and potential as secondary wing playmakers could help bring Dwane Casey’s offensive vision to life.