Svi Mykhailiuk waived by the Raptors

2022-08-29 16:13

Ukrainian forward Svi Mykhailiuk is now a free agent after spending last season with the Toronto Raptors.

Credit: AP - Scanpix
Credit AP - Scanpix

The Toronto Raptors are waiving forward Svi Mykhailiuk, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Mykhailiuk, a native of Ukraine, is going to play with his national team in the upcoming EuroBasket. He averaged 4.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 56 appearances for the Raptors. He had exercised his US$1.9-million player option for the upcoming season.

Mykhailiuk, 25, was the No. 47 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, and has often served as a capable fill-in as a shooter for the Raptors. He has also spent time with the Lakers, Thunder and Pistons. 

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

Sviatoslav  Mykhailiuk
Position: SF
Age: 25
Height: 203 cm
Weight: 93 kg
Birth place: Ukraine

The move frees up a roster spot and potentially makes room for guard Jalen Harris, who was recently reinstated by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association after serving a one-year suspension for a positive drug test.

The Raptors hold Harris’s rights as a restricted free agent, but the team had previously been at the maximum 20 players allowed heading into training camp.

The 24-year-old Dallas native spent the past few months playing for the expansion Scarborough Shooting Stars of the Canadian Elite Basketball League.

Training camp opens September 27 in Victoria.

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