The New York Knicks officially announced today that they have officially signed Ukrainian free agent guard Sviatoslav Mikhailyuk to a one-year contract and will return as a new recruit to the Knicks in the 2022-2023 season. NBA.
Mikhailiuk, 25, was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 47th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and joined the Detroit Pistons after a brief season. In 2020, Mikhailiuk was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder and received a two-year contract with the Toronto Raptors the following year.
He played in 56 regular-season games for the Raptors last season, averaging 4.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, and 0.5 steals per 12.8 minutes per game, while shooting 38.9 percent overall. In the June offseason, Mikhailiuk exercised the option of the final year of his contract with the Raptors and wanted to stay with the Raptors for another season.
However, the Raptors fired Mikhailiuk in the offseason. He became an NBA free agent and will play for Ukraine’s national team at EuroBasket 2022. Mikhailiuk performed well in the European Championships, averaging 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, leading the team to the top 16 and becoming the core player of the national team.
Mikhailiuk’s excellent performance in the European Championships also attracted the attention of the Knicks, so it was decided to provide him with a one-year partially guaranteed contract. The Ukrainian player will also officially play as a Knicks player. The new season returns to the NBA arena.
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