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Svi's amazing 3-point shooting captured on video

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, right, drives against Miami Heat guard Daryl Macon during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, right, drives against Miami Heat guard Daryl Macon during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) by Rich Pedroncelli (AP photo)

LeBron James’ history shows he prefers playing with veterans, but given how many assists James could make on Svi Mykhailiuk 3-pointers, don’t you think it might be a good idea for James to make an exception? Sure, he would have to guard his man and Svi’s much of the time, but even so, if Svi’s scoring three points at one end and giving up two at the other, the Lakers are ahead in that equation.

The impressive video in this Tweet posted by @LakerFilmRoom is as revealing as any of a shooter not being guarded can be.

The Lakers open their six-game preseason schedule Sunday in San Diego, the first indication of how Lakers coach Luke Walton might plan on using the shooter extraordinaire who just turned 21 last June 10.

The Lakers' projected starting lineup: Lonzo Ball, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, LeBron, JaVale McGee.

Top perimeter reserves: Rajon Rondo, Josh Hart and Lance Stephenson.

In time, the Lakers might find that Svi’s better equipped to take advantage of the generosity of skilled passers James and Ball than Stephenson, a career .303 3-point shooter.

None by Laker Film Room

Comments

Tracey Graham 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Actually, Luke Walton has said that Rondo, not Lonzo ball, will be the starting PG. At least, that's the current plan.

It's doubtful Svi will see much playing time barring injury to one of the vets ahead of him. I'd expect Svi to see a bunch of time in the G-League.

It's too bad, because his skill set seems like a good fit for what the Lakers want to try and do this season. But Walton has to deal with a lot of vets with big egos that aren't likely to be happy if they are sitting watching a 2nd round rookie play. So it may not be until the 2019-20 season that Svi gets real non-garbage PT

Lawrence McGlinn 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Magic Johnson is a nice personality, but he is not LeBron. LeBron will be the de facto GM, and I am not sure who will even make it to Christmas on that team. LeBron loves shooters, and Svi is a perfect complement for him. Hart is an OK outside shooter, but Ball, Rondo and Stevenson are very limited. I think Svi sees significant time this season.

Steve Zimmerman 2 months, 2 weeks ago

IMHO, Svi has the upper hand of playing professionally before NBA, he won't have any problems playing with anybody in the league. But the other rookies might be a bit more nervous playing with Bron. Svi is an awesome shooter with high IQ. It's really fun watching him at this level.

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