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AP Source: Jazz trade Bogdanovic to Detroit for Olynyk and Lee


By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Utah continued to revamp its roster Thursday, with the Jazz agreeing to send 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 Thursday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because all the details, such as physicals and league approval, had not been completed, preventing either team from announcing the deal.

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

Olynyk will also join his fifth team, after stints with Boston, Miami, Houston and the Pistons. He played in 40 games for Detroit last season, averaging 9.1 points.

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

The move means all but one of Utah’s regular starters from last season are no longer with the Jazz. Bogdanovic had Utah’s second-highest scoring average last season behind Donovan Mitchell, who was traded to Cleveland. The Jazz have also traded Rudy Gobert to Minnesota and Royce O’Neale to Brooklyn this offseason.

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 games.

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