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Report: Pistons’ Reggie Bullock traded to Los Angeles Lakers

The Pistons’ best wing is on his way to Hollywood

NBA: Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Here we go:

It appears to be a second-round pick from the Lakers (don’t know what year, though):

Update: It’s a 2021 second-round pick:

This trade insinuates the front office (correctly?) harbored no illusions about re-signing Reggie Bullock this offseason. The Pistons’ return is questionable, though: Rodney Hood, a worse player than Bullock, netted two second round picks from the Trail Blazers in a trade earlier this season.

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (gonna have to get used to typing THAT, fun) is theoretically the exact type of player the Pistons need - a wing-sized sniper under team control for the next few years. In reality, the 6’8 Mykhailiuk is a second-round rookie, shooting 32 percent from three, who’s been unable to get heavy minutes on a Lakers team desperate for shooting.

Our friends at Silver Screen and Roll appeared to view him favorably, though:

This move also gets the Pistons slightly farther away from the luxury tax - as a second rounder, Svi makes even less this year than Reggie Bullock’s $2.5 million.

...Yeah, from the information we have so far, I’m not in love with this move. Have your say in the comments below.