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Report: Miami Heat centre Kelly Olynyk exercises player option for 2020-21 season

Kelly Olynyk is reportedly staying with the Miami Heat.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Olynyk has exercised his player option for the 2020-21 season, keeping him out of free agency.

Olynyk is now set to be an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

Olynyk appeared in 67 games with the Heat last season, nine of which he started in. He averaged 8.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 19.4 minutes per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field, 40.6 percent from 3-point range and 86.0 percent from the free-throw line.

While his minutes were up and down in the playoffs, Olynyk made an impact in the NBA Finals, scoring 24 points in Miami's Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and 17 points in its Game 3 win.

The No. 13 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Olynyk is entering his eighth season in the league. He has career averages of 9.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

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