Mykhailiuk exercised his $1.9 million player option for the 2022-23 campaign, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports. Mykhailiuk made 56 appearances for the Raptors last season and averaged 4.6 points and 1.6 rebounds across 12.8 minutes per game. It'll be difficult for the 2018 second-round pick to garner a bigger role during the 2022-23 campaign if he continues to struggle from distance after shooting a career-low 30.3 percent during his first year in Toronto.
Toronto recalled Mykhailiuk from the G League's Raptors 905 on Wednesday, Vivek Jacob of the Raptors' official site reports. Mykhailiuk will rejoin the NBA squad as the Raptors prepare for a matchup Thursday against one of his former teams (Detroit). The 24-year-old turned in a 40-point performance for the 905 in Wednesday's win over the College Park Skyhawks, but the offensive outburst likely won't do much for his chances of earning a regular role in the NBA rotation.
Mykhailiuk dropped 40 points (11-23 FG, 7-16 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds and one assist across 39 minutes in Wednesday's 128-104 victory over the College Park Skyhawks. Mykhailiuk played his first G League game in three years Wednesday, but he was immediately back in his element as he led the game in scoring and shot an impressive 47.8 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from deep. He didn't offer much else besides his scoring, but the G League will now be on notice every time he suits up for 905.
Toronto assigned Mykhailiuk to the G League's Raptors 905 on Wednesday, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports. Mykhailiuk and rookie Dalano Banton were sent down to the G League to play in the 905's matchup with the College Park Skyhawks on Wednesday, but both could be back with Toronto in short order. Regardless, Mykhailiuk isn't part of head coach Nick Nurse's rotation, so his potential absence when the Raptors return to action Thursday versus Detroit wouldn't affect how the minutes are divvied out on the wing.
Mykhailiuk scored seven points (2-3 FG, 3-3 FT) and added two rebounds and one assist across 14 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 105-101 win over the Pelicans. Mykhailiuk was making his second appearance since exiting the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols Friday, but he likely wouldn't have been included in the rotation had Gary Trent (ankle) not sat out the contest. The Raptors list Trent as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Suns, so Mykhailiuk could once again be in line to fill a minor role on the second unit.
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