Former 13th overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, Kelly Olynyk, has signed a three-year $37 million to become a member of the Detroit Pistons. He spent 2021 in both Miami and Houston and was a free agent before signing this contract with Detroit.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news via Twitter on Monday.
Free agent Kelly Olynyk has agreed to a three-year, $37M deal with the Detroit Pistons, his agent Jeff Schwartz of @excelbasketball tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 2, 2021
The Canadian-born center played with Canada’s Men’s National Team before withdrawing in 2019. It is likely he would be on the Olympic team if not for that withdrawal.
Olynyk was a member of the Heat from 2017 until being traded in 2021. He was a piece in the massive trade that eventually sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. Before playing in Miami, he was drafted by the Boston Celtics, playing there for five seasons.
He will now join the Detroit Pistons and their first overall draft choice, Cade Cunningham for the 2021-2022 season.
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