September 24, 2017, 5:08 pm
Kelly Olynyk was interested in re-signing with the Celtics, but chose to sign with the Heat after Boston’s Gordon Hayward signing.
The Celtics have acquired the stars that GM Danny Ainge has been saving his assets for, but at the cost of the role players that have helped build Boston back up to a contender. With the Gordon Hayward signing, there wouldn’t be enough money to keep Olynyk and the Heat quickly pounced on signing the shooting big man. Olynyk will split forward minutes with James Johnson and potentially play the stretch five. The Heat have a versatile roster that’s very flexible and Olynyk is one of the reasons why.