Detroit Pistons: 4 most important storylines of the 2nd half of the season

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Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk #19 of the Detroit Pistons controls the ball in front of Dennis Smith Jr. . (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: What is Svi Mykhailiuk’s future with the team?

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk probably has more to gain or lose than just about any member of the Detroit Pistons in the second half of the season.

He has been disappointing so far, shooting just 33 percent from long range after shooting over 40 percent last season on a higher number of attempts.

Mykhailiuk definitely has the tools to be a high-volume 3-point shooter but he hasn’t been able to do it consistently enough to carve out a defined role this season.

He will get every chance, as he has been starting and playing big minutes over the last few games as the Pistons try to see what they have before he becomes a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

If he continues playing like this, the Pistons may just let him walk, but if he shows flashes of the guy they thought they had coming into the season, then Svi might get himself an extension.

This will be one of the stories to follow, as he could end up being a player, so Detroit has to be careful how they handle Mykhailiuk.

The Detroit Pistons are one of the best “bad” teams in the NBA and have given fans all they could ask for so far, which is competitive losses, hope and the promise of more to come.

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