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Report: Kelly Olynyk to sign with the Heat

KO is taking his talents to South Beach.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, former Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk has agreed to a four-year, $50-plus million deal with the Miami Heat.

The deal comes just days after Olynyk fell victim to a cap-clearing move that saw Boston rescind his qualifying offer in order to make room for Gordon Hayward’s eventual max contract.

Olynyk should fit well in Miami, where he’ll be called upon to space the floor for big men like Hassan Whiteside and Bam Adebayo, as well as slashers like Justise Winslow and Tyler Johnson.

Don’t be surprised if Erik Spoelstra finds a way to use him as a secondary playmaker from time to time, too. In addition to his exceptionally tight handle for a player his size, Olynyk has shown some solid passing chops during his brief career and should be able to carve out a nice role in Miami’s offense.

Olynyk averaged 9.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists over fours years in Boston.

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