Should the Atlanta Hawks be interested in recently waived Raptors shooter?

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The Atlanta Hawks still have one full-time roster spot remaining. They could use it to take a run at Carmelo Anthony who was recently seen working out with De’Andre Hunter. Still, the Hawks are a relatively young squad that may be better served by a player who is not at the very end of his career.

To this end, there are a number of quality free agents who are still available but most of them are beyond the prime of their careers. The Hawks would be better served by getting a player who is much younger but has experience in the league.

As such, the Hawks might want to take a look at a player that the Toronto Raptors just waived per Shams of the Athletic. That player is the 6’7″ wing Svi Mykhailiuk who is a quality shooter who has been in the NBA for four years apart from having one of the most complicated names to spell.

Why should the Atlanta Hawks look at Svi Mykhailiuk?

The Hawks have added a number of players to their squad over the offseason. Not only did they add the defensive talents of Justin Holiday and Maurice Harkless but they also drafted AJ Griffin who may be able to break into the rotations. It did cost them the sweet stroke of Kevin Huerter but hopefully, the reward is worth the sacrifice.

Mykhailiuk is a solid shooter who has played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, OKC Thunder, and the Raptors last season. Despite playing for all of these different teams over his short career, Mykhailiuk has managed to shoot the ball at 35.3 percent from beyond the arc.

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He struggled last season with the Raptors, only shooting 30.6 percent from behind the 3-point line. However, this appears to be an exception to the rule rather than the norm. The Hawks should sign him to a training camp deal if they can but he will not be a huge loss if they can’t secure his signature.