The Utah Jazz are finalizing a trade to ship veteran ahead Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Bogdanovic turns into the third high-profile participant traded away this offseason by the Jazz, who additionally parted with All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell in separate blockbusters signaling the franchise’s rebuild.
The 6-foot-7 Bogdanovic, who averaged 18.1 factors per sport final season, now joins a younger Pistons staff that options Cade Cunningham, the No. 1 general draft choice in 2021, and Jaden Ivey, who was picked fifth general this yr.
Bogdanovic, 33, is a 39% profession 3-point shooter and figures to enhance the long-range taking pictures for the Pistons, who completed final season second worst within the NBA at 32.6% from past the arc. He has averaged 15.0 factors and three.6 rebounds in elements of seven seasons with the Jazz, Pacers, Wizards and Nets.
The 6-foot-11 Olynyk, 31, performed primarily as a backup with the Pistons final season, averaging 9.1 factors and 4.4 rebounds in 40 video games. The former Gonzaga star may strengthen a Utah frontcourt that’s looking for to change Gobert.
Lee, 23, has proven flashes of promise in his two seasons with the Pistons however seemingly would have struggled to discover enjoying time in a crowded backcourt rotation that already contains Cunningham, Ivey, 2020 lottery decide Killian Hayes and veterans Alec Burks, Cory Joseph and Rodney McGruder.