Lakers Sign Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk To Three-Year Deal

1:18pm: The Lakers have officially signed Mykhailiuk, the team announced today in a press release.

12:27pm: The Lakers are in the process of finalizing a contract for second-round pick Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). According to Charania, it’ll be a three-year deal worth approximately $4.6MM, and will include a team option.

Mykhailiuk, the 47th overall pick of this year’s draft, is coming off a successful senior year at Kansas in which he averaged 14.6 PPG, 3.9 RPG, and 2.7 APG while shooting 44.4% on three-pointers. The 21-year-old shooting guard has looked good in Las Vegas so far, averaging 16.0 PPG on 52.2% shooting in two Summer League contests.

If the terms Charania reported are accurate, it’s an impressive deal for Mykhailiuk. Fellow second-rounder Isaac Bonga only received about $4.1MM on his new three-year deal with the Lakers, and Bonga was selected eight spots earlier at No. 39 overall.

The Lakers still have cap room available, so they’ll use some of that space to finalize Mykhailiuk’s contract.

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9 thoughts on “Lakers Sign Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk To Three-Year Deal

  1. imindless

    Dude looks really good, very athletic and suprisingly good defender too. People try and say lakers didnt get shooters for lebron but these two will fit in nicely around lebron and others. Only head scratcher was keeping zubac over bryant, bryant can stretch the floor/defend well.

  2. rafisher1

    If you saw Walton’s comments about Zubac, youwould understand. He has been considered and development project and has done and is doing the things asked of him in the sequence the Lakers advise. Check out his exit interview. He didn’t have much oportunity to play last season, but unles they sign another center he should this season in rotation with McGee (5-7 minutes at a time as reported) and Wagner. All three bring different assets to the game. Find FB&G Darius Soriano’s piece that discusses this.

    • imindless

      I understand this but at the same time zubac can only play with his back to the basket. He not particularly a good defender and is very slow and usually lags behind when other set up plays. Bryant run very well and shoot close to 40% from 3 and has hops to be a defensive achor. Zubac has regressed since his first season. Maybe he is trade bait because of his age idk.

  3. rafisher1

    I too was surprised by Bryant being waived, but there was no information. I am happy he was picked up though.

    Again on Zubac, when you don’t get to see him play much, you get the negative impression, and yes, he was given some things to work on this offseason, but Walton likes his work ethic, Zu has been working on his 3-ball, getting stronger, and getting up and down the floor faster, so hopefully we will all be surprised this next season. Nice chatting with you Mr. Mindfull.

  4. I am happy they kept Zubac instead of Bryant, has got a much higher ceiling, I think he can be real good with more PT.

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