Dio's tour of the league pulls off in the Central Division, where some young players could be looking at additional opportunities for teams that are looking to take a step forward.
December 5, 2019, 6:13 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard is not listed on the latest injury report for Friday's game vs. the Pacers after missing the last contest with a knee injury.
Langston Galloway seemed to be the main beneficiary of Kennard's absence even though Svi Mykhailiuk got the start. Make sure to check tomorrow's news to confirm that Kennard will play but all signs point to the sharp-shooter returning on Friday.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
December 4, 2019, 10:06 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Sviatoslav Mykhiliuk started for Luke Kennard (bilateral knee patella tendinopathy) on Wednesday and produced a marginal performance with six points on 2-of-8 shooting.
Mykhiliuk hit two 3s with one rebound, three assists and one steal to round out his line for the night. Langston Galloway stole the limelight tonight with his 20-point performance, but even if he didn't Mykhiliuk is still just relevant in ultra-deep leagues.
December 4, 2019, 6:52 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard has been ruled out of Wednesday's matchup vs. the Bucks with bilateral knee patella tendinopathy.
The team will start Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk with Kennard ruled out. The players that could benefit with Kennard ruled out are Svi and Langston Galloway. Svi could be an intriguing low-cost DFS play on Wednesday's card.
Source: Pistons PR on Twitter
December 2, 2019, 9:22 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (right knee bone bruise) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Cavs.
Mykhailiuk's minutes have fluctuated due to many missing Pistons lately. He's just a threes streamer at this point.
November 25, 2019, 9:47 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Svi Mykhailiuk connected for 12 points on 4-of-9 from the field on Monday, with a 4-of-8 mark from 3-point territory.
Mykhailiuk continues to get extended run with Tony Snell out, logging 22 minutes tonight. This was a season-high in scoring, however, so don't get too excited. Langston Galloway (12 points, four threes, five assists in 37 minutes) remains a much better fantasy play if you're hunting for threes.
November 4, 2019, 10:45 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk played 27 minutes in Monday's loss in Washington, but he didn't do much with the opportunity, posting just six points (2-of-5 FGs), two 3-pointers and three assists.
Let this serve as a reminder that, though Mykhailiuk has a great shooting stroke, he's not close to contributing in fantasy at this point.
October 10, 2019, 7:46 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Dwane Casey intends to have two or three bench staples but will fill the rest of the second unit situationally.
Derrick Rose and Markieff Morris figure to be locks, with Luke Kennard in that group as well if he doesn't start. That leaves players like Christian Wood, Thon Maker, Svi Mykhailiuk, Tony Snell, Joe Johnson and rookie Sekou Doumbouya battling for limited spots. The Pistons bench doesn't figure to be a great source of fantasy value, but deep-league managers may be able to play the matchup game to a certain extent — at least until Casey finds a group he likes.
September 25, 2019, 1:22 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
According to James L. Edwards III, the Pistons may give Svi Mykhailiuk "wing minutes in the second unit."
Mykhailiuk will be competing in camp with Khyri Thomas and Langston Galloway, among others. Mykhailiuk only played 10 minutes per game last season but has some offensive upside.
July 6, 2019, 7:37 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown put up 17 points, 10 assists, a steal and three blocks in Saturday's Summer League win over the Blazers.
Brown's been playing point guard for Detroit's summer squad even though he'll be a shooting guard for the big club. It's good to see him flash these skills but we don't imagine this sort of usage will exist for him when the regular season opens. Svi Mykhailiuk chipped in 18 points and four triples as the NBA-ready Pistons in Vegas have had a strong first pair of games.
July 6, 2019, 11:42 amSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Svi Mykhailiuk's contract for the 2019-20 season becomes guaranteed.
The July 5 deadline passed and Mykhailiuk is still on the team so his contract becomes fully guaranteed. He didn't see much action after the Pistons acquired him last season and even if he continues to impress in Summer League like he did in the opener, the Pistons have too much depth in front of him right now for the Ukranian to make any impact in the regular season.
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
July 5, 2019, 5:10 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points in Friday's Summer League opener, going 5-of-10 from the field with two triples, five assists, a steal, a block and six turnovers.
Mykhailiuk was only able to play in three games with the Pistons after being traded last season, but it's nice to see that he's fully recovered from a left index finger fracture he sustained towards the end of his campaign. Hopefully he's more of a factor on a Detroit team that could use a floor-spacer.
April 11, 2019, 1:02 amSvi MykhailiukF, Detroit Pistons
Svi Mykhailiuk's rookie season ended on a sour note with a left index finger fracture, closing out 2018-19 with value outside the top-400 in 40 games played.
Svi played just three games for the Pistons after being traded to them by the Lakers and was not really able to break into the regular rotation with the likes of Luke Kennard, Langston Galloway and Wayne Ellington hogging all the wing-man minutes. The rookie ends the season with averages of 3.2 points and 0.7 threes in 10.5 minutes pr game.
April 4, 2019, 6:21 pmSvi MykhailiukF, Detroit Pistons
Svi Mykhailiuk (left index finger fracture) will be out for Friday's matchup against the Thunder
Svi is likely done for the season. He did not have an impact on the fantasy landscape and can be ignored until next season.
Source: NBA Injury Report
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