3 Former Celtics Still Unemployed After Free Agency Week 1

Many players found new homes in the first week of NBA free agency, however, these three former Boston Celtics are still standing in the unemployment line.
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3. Svi Mykhailiuk, SF/SG

Even though the Celtics ended the 2023-24 season as NBA Champions, not everyone was the biggest contributor to the glory. Veteran wing Svi Mykhailiuk only appeared in 41 regular-season games for Boston, averaging 4.0 PTS/1.2 REB/0.9 AST — the worst performance since his rookie season.

The fact that Mykhailiuk averaged 1.0 threes made on 38.9% shooting was likely a big factor in why he stayed the year with the Celtics, but that accuracy was nowhere to be found in the playoffs. The Ukrainian wing only averaged a single point in eight postseason appearances with a 25.0 FG% and 22.2 3P%.

Is it a small sample size? Yes, but the fact that Mykhailiuk couldn't make the most of any opportunities is concerning.

It's going to be interesting to see if a team wants to roll the dice on Mykhailiuk. While he often fell short of expectations this past season, it was only in 2022-23 when he was one of the NBA's better sharpshooting bench players, averaging 1.3 3PM on 42.4% shooting across 32 games between the Knicks and Hornets.

Even if there are players who can do what Mykhailiuk does but better, the fact that he now has an NBA Championship ring could be enough for some suitors to take a chance on the 27-year-old's services.

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