3. Svi Mykhailiuk
The Los Angeles Lakers had a chance to sign Svi Mykhailiuk late in the offseason. Mykhailiuk was on the market for awhile and ultimately signed with the Toronto Raptors and has been a pretty good bench wing for the team.
If there is one thing that this team is one or two pieces short of it is wings. At surprisingly good as Avery Bradley has been this season, I would have much rather seen the team use that roster spot on Mykhailiuk than Bradley. Albeit, the situations are different with Bradley being on a non-guaranteed contract.
The Lakers obviously saw something in Mykhailiuk when they drafted him and as we have seen with so many players (Alex Caruso, Austin Reaves, Talen Horton-Tucker, etc.) if the Lakers see something in you then you are probably going to be special.
The Lakers traded Mykhailiuk for Reggie Bullock back in LeBron’s first season with the team as the Lakers were trading a future shooting asset in Mykhailiuk for a current (back then) shooting asset in Bullock.
It is now the future and Mykhailiuk has proven to be a solid rotation player. He is shooting 39% from beyond the arc this season and is averaging 7.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
He is a great off-ball shooter to stick in the corner and while he is not someone who is going to D up the team’s best wing, he is someone who can at least hold his own defensively and does not present a matchup nightmare if they switch onto him.