Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a second-round 2018 draft pick out of Kansas, made his NBA debut in 2018-2019 after a productive four-year run with the Jayhawks. He started the year with the Lakers in a bench role and also played five games with the G League Lakers. The 22-year-old averaged 3.3 points per game across 39 games in Los Angeles, averaging 10.8 minutes per contest. On Dec. 15, he scored a season-high 12 points in a win over Charlotte. While he generally saw limited playing time for the Lakers, he did play more than 20 minutes in a game on four occasions. Mykhailiuk was traded to Detroit on Feb. 5 in a deal that brought Reggie Bullock to the Lakers. "Svi" played in only three games with the Pistons, averaging 2.0 points per game on 6.7 minutes per contest. He also spent some time with Grand Rapids in the G League, where he received more playing time. In three games with the Drive, Mykhailiuk played 28 minutes per night and averaged 14 points per game. On Apr. 5, back with Detroit, the sharp shooter was diagnosed with a broken left index finger that led to surgery one week later. Ideally, Mykhailiuk will be healthy in time for the 2019 Summer League games.
June 21, 2018Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2nd round (47th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
July 10, 2018Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Los Angeles Lakers
February 6, 2019Traded by the Los Angeles Lakers with a 2021 2nd round draft pick to the Detroit Pistons for Reggie Bullock.