Free Agency 2021

Report: Detroit Pistons to sign Canadian forward Kelly Olynyk to three-year deal

Kelly Olynyk [NBA Getty Images]

Canadian forward Kelly Olynyk has reportedly signed a well-earned lucrative deal.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Detroit Pistons have signed Olynyk to a three-year, $37 million deal.

Olynyk began the 2020-21 season with the Miami Heat before being traded to the Houston Rockets in a deal for Victor Oladipo at the trade deadline. It ended up being the best opportunity for Olynyk to showcase his full skill set, as the 30-year-old had one of his best stints of his eight-year career in Houston.

Averaging 19.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 54.5 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from 3 over 27 games with the Rockets, Olynyk increased his value after making the most of his situation.

After the Pistons reportedly traded starting center Mason Plumlee to the Charlotte Hornets ahead of the 2021 NBA Draft, Olynyk should fill a prominent role in Detroit's lineup as it looks to build around No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham.

With Olynyk, Cunningham, Jerami Grant, Saddiq Bey, Killian Hayes and Isaiah Stewart, the Pistons are well on their way as a rebuilding team trying to get back into the mix in the Eastern Conference.

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