Mykhailiuk supplied 47 points (16-23 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 10-11 FT), two assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block across 34 minutes Saturday in the G League's South Bay Lakers 119-114 win over the Northern Arizona Suns.
After playing only three total minutes at the NBA level in Los Angeles' last five games, Mykhailiuk was sent to the G League in search of playing time and certainly made the most of the deployment. He could be back with the parent club as soon as Sunday's game against the Kings, but this performance probably won't be enough to earn the rookie second-round pick a spot in the Lakers' rotation.
Mykhailiuk managed 12 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four assists, and one rebound in 18 minutes during Saturday's 128-100 win over the Hornets.
Mykhailiuk has earned double-digit minutes in five of the first seven December games, and he contributed career highs in scoring and assists in this one. It's also the second time in the last four games that Mykhailiuk has canned three three-pointers. The absence of Brandon Ingram (ankle), who is expected to miss at least the next two games, is providing Mykhailiuk an opportunity and he's making the most of it.
Mykhailiuk tallied 29 points (11-21 FG, 7-9 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and a steal in the win Wednesday over the Legends.
Mykhailiuk scored a game-high 29 points, but it was perhaps more surprising to see the forward attempt 21 shots considering only three other members of South Bay took 10 or more shots from the field Wednesday. In just two games with South Bay, the 21-year-old is averaging 25.0 points and 41.5 percent from the field.
Mykhailiuk had been unable to carry over any momentum from a stellar summer league stint into the preseason until Friday, when he exploded for a team-high scoring total off the bench. The 2018 second-round pick drained 44.4 percent of his preseason-high number of shot attempts, as he flashed the aggressiveness that led to him averaging 16.6 points on 48.0 percent shooting over seven contests in Las Vegas. Despite the fact he carries plenty of upside, Mykhailiuk doesn't figure to have the opportunity for much playing time at the NBA level during his rookie campaign, and he's likely to instead continue his development in the G-League.
Mykhailiuk generated 10 points (3-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes during the Lakers' 91-73 loss to the Trail Blazers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Tuesday.
Although he closed out summer league play in modest fashion relative to his other efforts, Mykailiuk still set the stage for a strong training camp and preseason with a sensational body of work overall in Las Vegas. The rookie finished with averages of 16.6 points (on 48.0 percent shooting), 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 24.7 minutes over seven games, displaying a deft shooting touch from all over the court in nearly every contest. He'll look to continue making an equally strong impression this fall in an attempt to secure a steady second-unit backcourt role during his first NBA campaign.
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