Detroit Pistons to acquire Utah Jazz’s Bojan Bogdanovic for Kelly Olynyk, Saben Lee

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Detroit Pistons to acquire Utah Jazz's Bojan Bogdanovic for Kelly Olynyk, Saben Lee

the detroit Pistons under third-year general manager Troy Weaver just keep dealing.

The team is trading for Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic in exchange for center Kelly Olynyk and third-year guard Saben Lee, the Free Press confirmed Thursday morning.

Bogdanovic, 33, has spent the past three seasons with the Jazz, averaging 18.4 points and shooting 39.7% on 6.8 3-point attempts per game as Utah made the playoffs each year. He immediately becomes the Pistons’ most accomplished 3-point shooter, making two 3s per game over his eight-season career in the NBA with Brooklyn, Washington, Indiana and Utah. The Pistons finished 29th in the NBA last season in 3-point make percentage at 32.6%

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Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) passes the ball away from Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham (2) during the first quarter at Vivint Arena on Jan. 21, 2022.

Bogdanovic signed a four-year, $73 million deal with the Jazz in 2019, and has one year remaining at $19.6 million. He will be a free agent after this season.

This is the Pistons’ latest trade of the summer. They completed a salary dump deal with the New York Knicks traded Jerami Grant to Portland and wielded a draft night acquisition of Jalen Duren with the No. 13 pick in the 2022 NBA draft.

The Pistons also re-signed power forward/center Marvin Bagley III to a three-year, $37.5 million contract, and agreed on a two-year deal with forward Kevin Knox II.

The Athletic was first to report news of the Pistons-Jazz deal.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Bojan Bogdanovic traded to Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk

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