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Canada’s Kelly Olynyk traded from Pistons to Jazz: ReportTAZAA News

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Utah continued to revamp its roster on Thursday as the Jazz agreed to trade forward Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for forward Kelly Olynyk and guard Saben Lee, according to a person with knowledge of the trade.

The person confirmed the trade to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because not all details — such as physicals and league approval — have been finalized, preventing either team from announcing the deal.

CBC Sports has not independently confirmed the report.

Detroit will be the fifth NBA club for Bogdanovic. He averaged 18.1 points in 69 games with the Jazz last season, all starts, and averaged 15.0 points in eight seasons with Brooklyn, Indiana, Washington and Utah.

Olynyk is also joining his fifth team, after stints with Kamloops, BC, Boston, Miami, Houston and the Pistons. He played 40 games for Detroit last season, averaging 9.1 points.

Lee averaged a combined 5.6 points in his first two NBA seasons with the Pistons. He appeared in 85 games for Detroit, all but seven of which came off the bench.

All but one of Utah’s regular starters from last season are no longer with the Jazz. Bogdanovic has Utah’s second-highest scoring average behind Donovan Mitchell, who was traded to Cleveland. The Jazz also traded Rudy Gobert to Minnesota and Royce O’Neal to Brooklyn this off-season.

The only player who started more than six games for Utah last season and is still on the Jazz roster is guard Mike Conley, who started 72 contests.

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