Boston Celtics Sign 5-Year Veteran Sharpshooter

The Boston Celtics have added some depth to their perimeter game, signing a five-year NBA veteran of six different teams, small forward Svi Mykhailiuk. 

The free agent sharpshooter has agreed to a one-year deal with the Celtics. 

Mikhailiuk split his 2022-23 season with the New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets, but it was in the Hive that he really got to show his stuff, averaging 10.6 points and 40.4% shooting from deep in 22 minutes a night with the Hornets across 19 games. That performance really re-established his NBA value, as his performance the previous season with the Toronto Raptors, and earlier last year with the Knicks, left a lot to be desired, to the point where it was questioned if he could stay in the league.

The 26-year-old out of Ukraine was a second-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018, though it took until his second season, with the Detroit Pistons, to establish a possible future in the NBA. In the Motor City, he shot 40% from three and averaged nine points in 22 minutes. 

Overall, he's a 36% career three-point shooter in 252 NBA games, though he does offer a little redundancy for the Celtics, who already have Sam Hauser to fill an extremely similar role.

But as they say in the NBA — you can never have too much shooting.

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