Svi Mykhailiuk signs with the New York Knicks

2022-09-18T19:42:07+00:00 2022-09-19T09:30:14+00:00.

Aris Barkas

18/Sep/22 19:42

Svi Mykhailiuk is returning to the NBA as the newest addition of the New York Knicks

By Eurohoops team/

Ukrainian free agent guard Svi Mykhailiuk has agreed to a partially guaranteed one-year deal with the New York Knicks, as his agent told the Athletic. The addition later became official, as announced by the team.

Per the press release: “The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed guard/forward Svi Mykhailiuk to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mykhailiuk, 6-7, 205-pounds, holds career averages of 6.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 17 minutes in 220 games (46 starts) over four seasons with LA Lakers, Toronto, Detroit and Oklahoma City. He appeared in 56 games (five starts) for Toronto last season, averaging 4.6 points and 1.6 rebounds over 12.8 minutes.

The Cherkasey, Ukraine-native, was originally selected by LA Lakers in the second round (47th overall) of 2018 NBA Draft. He played collegiately at the University of Kansas for four seasons, averaging 8.7 points and 2.5 rebounds over 126 games (70 starts). He helped the Jayhawks to four Big 12 regular-season titles, two Big 12 Tournament Championships, three appearances in the Elite Eight and one Final Four.”

Myklailiuk was waived by the Toronto Raptors, just before the start of the Eurobasket 2022 where he competed with the Ukrainian national team.

He emerged as the leader of the team, leading them to the Round of 16 while averaging 17 ppg, 5 rpg, and 2.8 asp.

In June, Mykhailiuk had exercised his 2022-23 option on his contract with the Raptors to stay with Toronto for another season. It was the second year on a contract he signed with the club in 2021.

During the 2021-22 season, Mykhailiuk averaged 4.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 12.8 minutes over 56 regular-season matches.