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.
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
February 8, 2019, 10:17 pmSvi MykhailiukF, Detroit Pistons
Svi Mykhailiuk played nine minutes in Friday’s win over the Knicks and scored three points (a trey) adding two assists and a rebound.
If the game was closer Mykhailiuk probably wouldn’t even have played. It’ll be tough for the inexperienced rookie to care out a regular role, especially with Wayne Ellington reportedly to sign with the Pistons. Ellington is the wing we’d keep our eyes on as he can hit 3s in bunches.
February 8, 2019, 5:47 pmThon MakerF, Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker and Svi Mykhailiuk are available to play on Friday vs. the Knicks though coach Dwane Casey isn’t committed to playing either one.
Well, that’s not exactly a vote of confidence from their new coach. Both can be left on waivers.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
February 6, 2019, 2:05 pmSvi MykhailiukF, Detroit Pistons
The Pistons have acquired rookie Svi Mykhailiuk from the Lakers.
The deal was reported last night but has since been made official. Mykhailiuk was a four-year standout at Kansas and should give the Pistons a long-term 3-point marksman to work with. Reggie Bullock, dealt to L.A., was taking the lion's share of the minutes on the wings and his trade could signify Detroit hitting the brakes on the playoff race this season. Mykhailiuk, and Luke Kennard, should factor into Bullock's vacated playing time and could hold 3-point specialist appeal for the rest of the season, at least in deeper leagues.
December 8, 2018, 11:45 pmSvi MykhailiukF, Los Angeles Lakers
Svi Mykhailiuk came off the bench for a career-high 23 minutes on Saturday night, also establishing career-highs with 11 points and three 3-pointers.
That's three straight games of double digit minutes for Mykhailiuk, who has stepped up to provide the Lakers with some spacing in the wake of Brandon Ingram's injury. It's a skillset that this team needs badly so Svi could emerge as a 3-point specialist down the line if the Lakers try to spread the floor more.
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