Celtics sign Svi Mykhailiuk to a one-year minimum contract

Chicago Bulls - Charlotte Hornets

Chicago Bulls – Charlotte Hornets

Teams make several moves this time of year to round out their rosters For example, the Mavericks waive JaVale McGee and the Kings take him – and most of these moves fly under the radar now and won’t have much of an impact over the course of the season.

The Celtics’ one-year minimum deal with Svi Mykhailiuk could be an exception. Boston confirmed the deal on Friday (HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto broke the news the other day).

Mykhailiuk, a native of Ukraine, has been bouncing around the NBA for five years (Lakers, PistonsThunder, Raptors, Knicks) but when given a chance last season with the struggling Hornets, he showed he could help. In Charlotte, Mykhailiuk averaged 10.6 points per game and shot 40.4 percent from 3-point range.

It’s his shooting that has kept him in the NBA, and he certainly brings value to a Celtics roster that could use floor spacing, but given an opportunity in Charlotte, he’s shown the ability to create more pick-and-roll shots than previous stops. gave .

Can Mykhailiuk beat a talented Celtics wing rotation?? He’ll have a chance, especially if it’s a third year Sam Hauser It does not show more consistency. Mykhailiuk’s shots will be valuable, and if he delivers more, he’ll help the Celtics get through the marathon 82-game NBA season.

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