Raptors Secure Kelly Olynyk Stay with 2-Year Extension Worth $26.25 Million

Raptors Secure Kelly Olynyk's Stay with 2-Year Extension Worth $26.25 Million

The Toronto Raptors have solidified their commitment to Kelly Olynyk by agreeing to a lucrative two-year contract extension worth $26.25 million. This extension ensures Olynyk’s presence with the Raptors until the conclusion of the 2025-26 NBA season.

Olynyk, a native of the Toronto area, found himself traded to the Raptors from the Utah Jazz just before the recent deadline. This move marked Olynyk’s fifth team in the past four seasons, but with this extension, it appears he has found a more stable home for the foreseeable future.

Since joining the Raptors, Olynyk has made notable contributions off the bench, averaging 9.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in nine appearances. His performance in a recent game against the Golden State Warriors, where he recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, showcased his value to the team.

Drafted as the No. 13 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Kelly Olynyk began his career with the Boston Celtics before embarking on stints with the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, and Utah Jazz. His return to Toronto signifies a potential long-term commitment from both parties.

The Raptors, currently holding a 23-38 record, face the New Orleans Pelicans in their upcoming game. Despite their position at 12th in the Eastern Conference standings, the Raptors remain hopeful for a postseason push, aiming to improve upon recent playoff performances following their 2019 NBA championship victory.


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