Detroit Pistons: Questions and observations after loss to Knicks

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Svi Mykhailiuk, Detroit Pistons
Svi Mykhailiuk #19 of the Detroit Pistons . (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: Can Svi Mykhailiuk turn his season around?

Svi Mykhailiuk got another start against the Knicks and led the team in minutes, playing 37 and scoring 11 points on 3-of-8 from behind the arc.

The Detroit Pistons have been playing Mykhailiuk a lot lately, either in an effort to boost his trade value before the deadline or to make their own decision on whether they want to re-sign him.

This is a tough call, as he has not played well this season and his 3-point percentage has plummeted.

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But Mykhailiuk can shoot and someone would almost certainly take a chance on a guy who averaged 40 percent from behind the arc just last season.

The Detroit Pistons would be stupid to trade him now unless someone is willing to overpay for potential, as Mykhailiuk could end up being a valuable piece, especially if the Pistons are able to re-sign him for a team-friendly deal.

The Pistons are probably willing to let him play out the season, see how it goes and make a reasonable offer instead, as Mykhailiuk could be one of those guys who figures it all out, starts hitting shots again and has a contract that would make him a steal.

This is something to watch as the season progresses. If the Pistons play this right, they could end up with an elite shooter on a value contract.

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