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Jazz Trade Kelly Olynyk, Ochai Agbaji To Raptors

Feb 8, 2024, 8:50 AM | Updated: Feb 10, 2024, 2:24 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz acquired Kira Lewis, Otto Porter and a 2024 first-round pick from the Raptors in a trade for Kelly Olynyk and Ochai Agbaji who spent a season and a half with the team.

The move was announced ahead of the February 8 NBA trade deadline.

Olynyk is averaging 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 50 appearances with the Jazz this season. Olynyk played in 118 games as a member of the Jazz.

Agbaji averaged 5.4 points per game with the Jazz this season.

The second-year player played in 51 games this season and 110 as a member of the Jazz.

Jazz Trade Kelly Olynyk, Ochai Agbaji

Olynyk had been a rumored trade piece throughout the season due to his $12 million expiring contract and steady contributions off the bench.

The 32-year-old was first acquired by the Jazz from the Detroit Pistons shortly before training camp in 2022 in exchange for forward Bojan Bogdanovic.

Olynyk quickly entrenched himself as a mainstay in coach Will Hardy’s rotation starting in all 68 of his appearances with the Jazz last season.

After the Jazz acquired John Collins in the offseason, the Canadian center moved to the team’s bench where he’s been the team’s most consistent reserve contributor.

Olynyk led Team Canada to the Bronze Medal during the 2023 FIBA World Cup after averaging 10.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 22 minutes per game.

Olynyk entered the league as the No. 13 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. During his NBA career, the Gonzaga product has played for the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Pistons, and Jazz.

Agbaji was the No. 14 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. The former Kansas standout was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers and was sent to Utah a couple of months later as part of the Donovan Mitchell trade.

After averaging 7.9 points per game on 42.7 percent shooting as a rookie, Agbaji’s numbers have dipped this season to 5.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting.

Jazz Receive Kira Lewis, Otto Porter

In return, the Utah Jazz received Kira Lewis, Otto Porter and a 2024 first round pick from the Raptors.

This season, Porter has played in only 15 contests. He’s averaged 2.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 0.5 assists. Porter has only played in 22 games in the past two seasons.

After former Jazzman Gordon Hayward left Utah in free agency in 2017, Porter reportedly met with the Jazz as a restricted free agent, per Michael Scotto. Porter ended up signing an offer-year with the Brooklyn Nets before the Washington Wizards matched the deal to keep the forward.

Lewis has played in only one game with the Raptors this season. The former Alabama guard started the season with the New Orleans Pelicans and played 15 games while averaging 2.9 points in Louisiana.

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Jazz Trade Kelly Olynyk, Ochai Agbaji To Raptors