January 3, 2020, 1:14 amBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown played through an illness on Thursday and scored a team-high 15 points, also chipping in six assists and a steal in 30 minutes.
Brown has shown time and time again that he's the only reliable guy in this shorthanded version of the Pistons backcourt (not counting Derrick Rose). Svi Mykhailiuk and Tony Snell each started and scored 14 points with two threes while Rose had 14 points and six dimes on 5-of-15 shooting. It's not pretty.
December 31, 2019, 12:09 amSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Svi Mykhailiuk tied his career-high with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting, adding three rebounds, three triples and one steal in a start for the Pistons on Monday.
Svi has some low-end value in 16-team leagues as a 3-point shooting specialist.
December 29, 2019, 12:22 amBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown was able to collect 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 33 minutes off the bench on Saturday.
Brown just returned from a calf injury on Thursday, which may explain why he's still coming off the bench, but that should change with this performance. He's a strong defender and has experience playing point guard, which means that Tony Snell (three points in 19 minutes), Svi Mykhailiuk (five points in 14 minutes) and Tim Frazier (seven points, four assists in 22 minutes) should probably be sweating. Brown's a nice pickup in deep leagues given Detroit's lack of guard depth.
December 26, 2019, 6:47 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown will play on Thursday vs. the Wizards but will come off the bench in his first game back after dealing with bilateral calf soreness.
Tim Frazier and Svi Mykhailiuk will start in the backcourt. Brown will come off the bench and will likely have his minutes monitored in his first game back. The only guard for the Pistons that is currently worth starting in standard leagues is Derrick Rose.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
December 26, 2019, 5:52 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
According to head coach Dwane Casey, Bruce Brown will "give it a go" on Thursday vs. the Wizards after dealing with bilateral calf soreness.
All indications point to Brown suiting up on Thursday which will lower the values of Derrick Rose, Svi Mykhailiuk and Langston Galloway. Rose is the only player of these four that is startable in standard league formats.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
December 23, 2019, 6:56 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (bilateral calf soreness) will not play on Monday.
Brown has his moments when the Pistons aren't at full strength. He's still more of a deep league player going forward. Svi Mykhailiuk could see a few more minutes in this one.
Source: James Edwards III on Twitter
December 20, 2019, 10:06 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk started and played 28 minutes on Friday, contributing 12 points (4-for-12 shooting), four triples, two steals, two rebounds and an assist in a losing effort to the Celtics.
Mykhailiuk only took five two-point shots in this one as his role is clearly to let it fly from three while Luke Kennard is out. Bruce Brown also started in this one and
had nine points (4-for-9 shooting), five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a triple.
December 19, 2019, 5:43 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) is officially doubtful to face the Celtics on Friday.
Kennard has surpassed many people's expectations this year, posting value inside the top 100. If he misses Friday's game, Langston Galloway and Svi Mykhailiuk become the best perimeter shooters for the Pistons.
Source: NBA Injury Report
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.