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Heat officially sign free agent Kelly Olynyk

Olynyk 'excited' about joining Heat culture

Free agent Kelly Olynyk signed his contract with the Miami Heat on Friday.
Free agent Kelly Olynyk signed his contract with the Miami Heat on Friday.

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.