Raptors Future Plans For Kelly Olynyk Revealed

It's another great 'Hometown kid makes triumphant return' type of story for the Toronto Raptors. Their somewhat under-the-radar trade at the deadline to bring backup center Kelly Olynyk to his city of birth has been nothing but successful.

So much so, that word is out that the Raptors are already working on a contract extension for the impending free agent, and hope to have a deal done soon.

Raptors beat writers Doug Smith and Michael Grange are both in agreement that a new deal for KO will be done sooner than later. Grange suggests it could be somewhere in the range of two years, $25 million. 

Olynyk, 32, is coming off a three-year, $37 million deal, so this extension could fall right in line with that at just about the same AAV of $12.5 million.

It hasn't taken long for Olynyk to make his presence felt in the Raptors second unit. He's been an initiator of offense…

...As well as a shotmaker... 

The Raptors are the 6th team for Olynyk, now in his 11th NBA season. He was a first-round pick of the Dallas Mavericks in the 2013 NBA draft (No. 13 overall). In 735 career games, he's averaged 10.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 37% from beyond the arc. He's averaged about 22 minutes a night throughout his career.

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