Celtics Sign Svi Mykhailiuk To One-Year Contract

6:30pm: The signing is official, the Celtics announced in a press release.

3:28pm: The Celtics are signing free agent swingman Svi Mykhailiuk to a one-year contract, sources tell Michael Scotto of HoopsHype (Twitter link).

A second-round pick (47th overall) back in 2018, the 26-year-old Ukrainian has bounced around quite a bit over his five NBA seasons, having played for six different teams over that span. Mykhailiuk spent most of 2022/23 with the Knicks prior being traded to Charlotte at the February deadline in the four-team deal that sent Josh Hart to New York.

While Mykhailiuk rarely saw action with New York, appearing in just 13 games for 40 total minutes, he played well for the Hornets down the stretch last season. In 19 games (22.5 MPG) with Charlotte, he averaged 10.6 PPG, 2.7 APG and 2.4 RPG on .441/.404/.676 shooting.

Mostly known as a solid outside shooter (36.0% career from deep), Mykhailiuk has appeared in 252 regular season games for the Lakers, Pistons, Thunder, Raptors, Knicks and Hornets. He also brings plus size on the wing, standing 6’7″ and weighing 205 pounds.

A report last month indicated that Greek club Panathinaikos was interested in Mykhailiuk’s services, but the veteran guard/forward was reportedly focused on finding another NBA opportunity, which has now come to fruition.

Boston, meanwhile, has been scouring the free agent market for wing depth, reportedly holding workouts with at least four veterans over the past week-plus. Mykhailiuk wasn’t among the players named, but obviously he was on the team’s radar.

The Celtics only have 13 players on standard contracts (11 guaranteed), so they won’t have to make a roster move to sign Mykhailiuk, though it’s unclear if he’ll receive a guaranteed deal.

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