Detroit Pistons add center Kelly Olynyk on 3-year, $37 million deal

Detroit Free Press

After free agency began Monday evening, the Detroit Pistons kicked things off by agreeing to sign center Kelly Olynyk to a three-year contract worth $37 million, the Free Press has confirmed.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the deal just minutes after the 6 p.m. moratorium.

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The move fills a need for the Pistons, who used a series of moves to create cap space last weekend, including trading center Mason Plumlee, who they signed last offseason.

Olynyk is also a career 36.7% 3-point shooter, which should help a Pistons roster that was below-average in 3-point volume and accuracy last season. The eight-year vet spent time with both the Miami Heat and Houston Rockets this past season after a trade on March 25 involving Avery Bradley and Victor Oladipo. Before that, he earned All-Rookie honors with the Boston Celtics in 2013-14.

Olynyk joins a core that includes first-overall pick Cade Cunningham, Jerami Grant and last year’s draft picks — Killian Hayes, Isaiah Stewart, Saddiq Bey and Saben Lee.

The Pistons still have their room exception ($4.9 million) and bi-annual exception ($3.7 million).

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