Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk Rumors

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Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
Position: G
Born: 06/10/97
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $1,416,852
In a world without the coronavirus, Detroit would have been deciding early this month whether to extend the contracts of a trio of second-year guards or to waive the players. Svi Mykhailiuk’s 2020-2021 contract would have been guaranteed if he were on the roster on July 4. Decisions had been due July 6 on Khyri Thomas, and July 9 for Bruce Brown. Those decisions now don’t have to be made until October, multiple league sources said.
“I felt like Svi took strides each and every game,” Kennard said. “He learned something every day. Svi – he’s a workhorse. He’s always in the gym, getting shots up early, staying after. He’s a smart player. He’s just smooth.” Blake Griffin also saw Mykhailiuk’s growth and thinks another leap forward is coming. “He’s like a basketball purist,” Griffin said. “He’s putting in the time every single day. He’s listening, he’s learning, he’s watching. And he has a really good feel for the game. Physically, right away you can see the things he brings to the table, but I think he grew this year. His mental approach and also just his confidence that he can impact the game in more ways than just shooting. I think next year will be a big year for him. He’s put in a lot of work and I feel he’s taken that step.”

The pillars of a public-address announcing consist of three simple yet vital commands: Please stand. Please cheer. Please stop throwing things on the court! Tim Sinclair, a Detroit native and current Champaign, Illinois, resident, has aced every tricky name the last two seasons at the Fieldhouse. A seasoned pro, he kicked any NBA nerves very early in his tenure in Indianapolis. Let’s get the hard question out of the way early: What’s the toughest name to say? “Giannis Antetokounmp,” Sinclair replied without hesitation. “Also, Sviatooslav Mykhailiuk with the Pistons is a good one, but you don’t have to say that one as much as Giannis.”
Teams have inquired with the Pistons about both Christian Wood — a free agent this summer — and Svi Mykhailiuk, sources say. Given Wood’s free agency, the Pistons might engage on that front. I’d be surprised if they dealt Mykhailiuk for future assets. Detroit is thin in young perimeter talent, and Mykhailiuk — shooting 43% from deep this season on heavy volume — has been a pleasant surprise. Detroit holds a small team option on him for next season. The Pistons should keep him.
“I didn’t even know,” Mykhailiuk said Saturday night, after scoring a career high for a second straight game with 25 points in the Pistons’ 136-103 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. “I knew it was a business and sooner or later people get traded. It’s part of the business of the NBA. I was like, ‘Alright, I got to keep doing my thing, working hard and hopefully I’ll play in Detroit.’ ” He’s doing more than playing; he’s excelling.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope says the Lakers “should definitely take it personal” when people believe the Lakers don’t have any perimeter shooting specialists. The Lakers are banking on Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma to improve from the perimeter and rookie Svi Mykhailiuk has seriously impressed the Lakers coaching staff and management with his shooting. It remains to be seen if the rookie will be able to earn minutes and stay on the floor.
LeBron James: “I think more importantly than what I need to share with the younger guys, I think what a lot of people are missing is how hungry for knowledge that the young guys are. Kuz and Zo and Josh Hart, and Brandon Ingram, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Slavi (LeBron definitely meant Svi Mykhailluk but this is hilarious) and Moe Wagner, we have young guys that are extremely excited not only about playing the game, but also learning the game. That’s going to help out even more because those guys are just hungry for knowledge, so I’m looking forward to that.”
As the first round got underway, LiAngelo revealed that the Lakers had been talking to him that day. He was sure that either the Lakers or Suns would take him in the second round. He was watching LaMelo’s game when the Lakers picked at No. 47. Upon learning that Los Angeles went with Kansas’ Svi Mykhailiuk, LiAngelo left his seat to watch the remainder of the draft from a back room. Mykhailiuk ended up being one of the Lakers’ breakout performers in Summer League.