Most Disappointing: Svi Mykhailiuk
Mykhailiuk started the season off in crackling fashion, as the veteran wing provided the shooting boost and penetration that this underperforming bench needed. He’s been largely absent from the rotation over the last few games, and there aren’t many Raptors fans that are pulling their hair out over this move.
Mykhailiuk is connecting on just 31% of his 3-pointers and hasn’t connected on one since the calendar flipped to 2022. The guy we saw make some surprise starts early in the year and stabilize the bench has turned to dust, as Mykhailiuk will go long stretches of game time without any positive plays.
Toronto Raptors guard Svi Mykhailiuk has regressed this season.
Mykhailiuk is clearly in his head, and sitting him down might help him regain his focus. The only issue with that is the fact that Toronto does not have a viable bench shooter with Mykhailiuk out of commission.
Svi could be a game-changer if he plays at the same level he did in Detroit and Oklahoma City. Heck, even if he played at a below-average level, he would be in the rotation. Mykhailiuk needs to figure out whatever is hurting him and nip it in the bud, as this has been a nightmare season.