Celtics add to wing depth with signing of Svi Mykhailiuk


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Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens has been open about looking for more depth on the wing, and now he may have found it.

According to Stadium's Shams Charania, Boston has agreed to a one-year deal with free agent Svi Mykhailiuk.

Mykhailiuk, a 26-year-old shooting guard/small forward from Ukraine, finished last season with some solid performances for the Charlotte Hornets, averaging 10.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists over 19 games. He shot 40.4 percent from three.

Mykhailiuk had 16 or more points in each of the final six games of the season, although it should be noted that those games weren't exactly high-stakes with Charlotte so far out of the playoff picture.

Mykhailiuk is listed at 6-foot-7, 205 pounds. In five NBA seasons, he has bounced around six different teams. He also spent time with the New York Knicks last year, but in a minimal role, playing just three minutes per game in 13 appearances.

Mykhailiuk played at the University of Kansas in college and broke the program record for 3-pointers made in a season as a senior in 2017-18 with 115.

There's certainly no guarantee that Mykhailiuk winds up being a meaningful contributor for the Celtics, but he does seem like a player worth bringing in at a position where they could use more depth.

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