If there is one thing you can do as an NBA player to keep a job in this league it is shoot three-point shots at a high level. Three-point shooting has become such a prominent part of the game and anyone who can do it has a place on a roster somewhere.
That is why it is surprising that Svi Mykhailiuk is still a free agent. While he is rather one-dimensional in what he offers a team that one dimension is really, really good. There are still teams that struggle with making shots and adding a high-percentage sharpshooter like Mykhailiuk would certainly help.
The former Lakers’ second-round pick is a career 36% three-point shooter but he is coming off the best year of his career in which he was finally given a chance for consistent playing time. The results were a season with a 42.4% three-point rate in 3.1 attempts per game.
The Lakers could take a flier on Svi Mykhailiuk
As mentioned earlier in the article, the emergence of D’Moi Hodge has made the Lakers’ decision-making at the two-guard interesting. The team needs another body who can play shooting guard and Hodge has seemingly earned that chance.
That being said, the Lakers may want to keep Hodge on a two-way contract so he can get more playing time in his rookie season in the G League. That may prompt the team to sign someone to a non-guaranteed contract that they don’t have to fully commit to. If so, Mykhailiuk is one of the best options available.
Green likely isn’t signing a non-guaranteed contract at this point in his career while it is absolutely on the table for Mykhailiuk.