Raptors acquiring Kelly Olynyk, Ochai Agbaji from Jazz

The Utah Jazz are sending forward Kelly Olynyk and shooting guard Ochai Agbaji to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for point guard Kira Lewis Jr., forward Otto Porter and a 2024 first-round pick, per NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Kelly Olynyk

Utah reportedly had been looking to trade Olynyk leading up to Thursday’s deadline, and now the Canada native will return to play for the country’s lone NBA team.

The draft pick from the Raptors will be the least favorable between the Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Jazz, Wojnarowski added.

Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors detailed the trade:

“Assuming the Raptors intend to hang onto Olynyk, the Toronto native will become the ninth Canadian to play for the franchise and will provide some depth in a frontcourt that’s relatively thin behind Jakob Poeltl. A forward/center who can stretch the floor, Olynyk is averaging 8.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and a career-high 4.4 assists in 20.4 minutes per game across 50 appearances this season. The 32-year-old has made 42.9% of his three-pointers, boosting his career rate to 37.0%.

“Olynyk is on an expiring contract, but the Raptors will control his Bird rights this offseason, giving them the ability to go over the cap to re-sign him or to figure out a sign-and-trade.

“As for Agbaji, the young wing hasn’t shown much offensive game since entering the league last season, but is a solid defender who still has room to grow and is under contract through 2026. The Raptors have liked Agbaji for a while, tweets Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca, and presumably view him as the type of player who can develop alongside the team’s young core of Scottie BarnesImmanuel Quickley, and RJ Barrett.”


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