The Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz are showing strong interest in free agent forward Kelly Olynyk, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. After hearing the announcement that Gordon Hayward would be headed to Boston, the Celtics renounced the rights to Olynyk, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Lots of interest for Kelly Olynyk, I’m told, with Nets, Pacers, Kings, Jazz coming on strong. Pacers are trying to shed salary to land him.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 5, 2017
The Canadian forward had himself a decent year off of the bench for the Celtics while averaging 9.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Also, after shooting 35.4 percent from 3-point range and with the league turning into a shooter’s game, it’s not surprising to see Olynyk gaining this much interest from multiple teams.
Olynyk, at 25-years-old, could join any one of these young, rebuilding teams and become a veteran because of his early playoff experience.
During his four years in Boston, Olynyk showcased he is a hard worker that is willing to do the little things to stay on the floor. Nothing seems imminent, but Olynyk is going to be a name to keep an eye on for the remainder of free agency.