Former Utah Jazz big man Kelly Olynyk signs contract extension with Toronto Raptors

The Jazz traded Olynyk to his hometown team last month

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Kelly Olynyk. shown playing for the Utah Jazz against the Los Angeles Clippers in October, has signed a contract extension with the Toronto Raptors, who acquired him from the Jazz in a trade last month.

Forward-center Kelly Olynyk, who was traded from the Utah Jazz to Toronto last month, signed a multiyear contract extension with the Raptors on Monday.

ESPN reported that Olynyk signed a two-year, $26.25 million extension.

Olynyk, 6-foot-11 and 240 pounds, is averaging 8.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 20.4 minutes in 59 games (eight starts) this season with Utah and Toronto. He is shooting .542 (174-321) from the field, including .398 (41-103) from 3-point range, has scored in double figures 19 times and recorded four double-doubles.

The Raptors acquired Olynyk and Ochai Agbaji from the Jazz on Feb. 8 in exchange for Kira Lewis, Otto Porter Jr. and a 2024 first-round draft pick.

“We’ve been a fan of Kelly’s game for a long time and are thrilled he will continue his career in Toronto,” Raptors general manager Bobby Webster said. “In addition to his unique skill set and ability to stretch the floor, Kelly is a leader and brings a veteran voice to our locker room.”

A native of Toronto, Olynyk was picked 13th overall by Dallas in the 2013 NBA draft following three seasons at Gonzaga (2009-13). He owns career averages of 10.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 22.5 minutes in 737 games (242 starts) with Boston, Miami, Houston, Detroit, Utah and Toronto.

On the international stage, Olynyk has been a longstanding member of Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team, helping the squad win bronze at the 2023 FIBA World Cup and qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The Jazz acquired Olynyk from the Detroit Pistons in 2022 in a trade for Bojan Bogdanovic.