MIAMI – Kelly Olynyk is "excited" about officially joining the Miami Heat as the free agent forward signed his contract on Friday.
Reports say it is a four-year deal worth $50 million.
On joining the Heat, Olynyk said, "The Culture here, I've heard so much about it. I'm really excited about it... It's a great opportunity and great fit."
"As soon as Kelly Olynyk became an unrestricted free agent, we pursued him," said Heat president Pat Riley. "He is not only a post player, he can also play away from the basket. What we like the most is that he is a playmaker, tough defender and rugged rebounder. At just 26 years old, he fits in perfect with our young core that will play together in their primes."
The 7-footer played in 18 playoff games with the Boston Celtics this past season and averaged 9.2 ponts, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists.