Celtics signal sharpshooting veteran Svi Mykhailiuk to 1-year contract


Mykhailiuk shot 40.4 % on his makes an attempt from 3-point vary throughout his time with Charlotte final season.

Charlotte Hornets guard Svi Mykhailiuk (10) shoots against Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Friday, March 24, 2023.
The Ukrainian-born Mykhailiuk has performed for six completely different groups within the NBA. AP Photograph/LM Otero

The Celtics additional bolstered their bench depth and taking pictures expertise on Thursday night, with the staff saying that it had signed veteran swingman Svi Mykhailiuk to a one-year contract.

The 26-year-old Mykhailiuk was reportedly contemplating contracts abroad earlier than in the end placing pen to paper on a cope with Boston. 

The Ukrainian-born Mykhailiuk has performed for six completely different groups within the NBA since being drafted by the Lakers within the second spherical of the 2018 Draft.

A 6-foot-7 wing, Mykhailiuk holds worth additional down on the depth chart as an efficient shooter past the arc. Thus far within the NBA, Mykhailiuk has averaged 6.6 factors, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per recreation whereas taking pictures 40.3 % from the sphere, together with 36.0 % from past the 3-point line.

Mykhailiuk made probably the most of his time with the Charlotte Hornets within the second half of the 2022-23 season after getting traded from the Knicks. Throughout his 19 video games in Charlotte, Mykhailiuk averaged 10.6 factors per contest whereas connecting on 40.4 % of his pictures from 3-point vary.

After Mykhailiuk’s signing, the Celtics nonetheless have yet another open spot left on their roster, together with a two-way contract opening. 

Former Celtic Blake Griffin has nonetheless not signed with a staff this offseason, whereas Boston has reportedly held exercises with different free brokers in T.J. Warren, Lamar Stevens, Louis King, and Glenn Robinson III earlier this month.