Raptors acquire Kelly Olynyk in multi-player deal with Jazz

By Thomson Reuters Feb 9, 2024 | 8:09 AM

The Toronto Raptors acquired forward/center Kelly Olynyk in a multi-player deal with the Utah Jazz on Thursday.

Along with Olynyk, the Jazz sent shooting guard Ochai Agbaji to Toronto in exchange for point guard Kira Lewis, forward Otto Porter Jr. and a 2024 first-round pick.

Olynyk, 32, a center from Canada, has averaged 8.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 50 games (eight starts) this season with the Jazz, his fifth NBA team since he was tabbed with the No. 13 overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft.

He has career averages of 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 728 games (242 starts).

Agbaji, 23, has averaged 5.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 51 games (10 starts) with Utah in his second season in the league after leading Kansas to the NCAA championship in 2022.

Lewis, 22, played only one game with the Raptors, having just been acquired from the New Orleans Pelicans via the Indiana Pacers as part of the Pascal Siakam trade. Lewis played 118 games with the Pelicans over four seasons, averaging 5.4 points per game.

Porter, 30, signed a two-year, $12.3 million deal with Toronto ahead of the 2022-23 season but ultimately played in only 23 games over two seasons due to injuries. In 527 career games (319 starts) for five teams, he has averages of 10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

–Field Level Media