The Utah Jazz have reportedly traded swingman Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee, as the team continues to rebuild following the departures of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert earlier this offseason.
Bogdanovic played for three seasons in Utah and provided crucial spacing for the team, as he shot at least 38.7 percent from three-point range in each of his years with the Jazz.
The 33-year-old averaged 18.1 points per game last season and will provide experience and a sizable scoring punch to a young Pistons team.
The news was first reported by ESPN. Spokespeople from the Jazz and Pistons did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s requests for confirmation.
Bogdanovic will team up with Cade Cunningham, the first-overall pick from the 2021 draft, Jaden Ivey, the fifth pick in this year’s draft, and Jalen Duren, the 13th overall selection in 2022.
The trade is the fifth Utah has made this offseason as it enters a new phase without former longtime head coach Quin Snyder.
The Jazz traded Mitchell and Gobert for massive draft hauls earlier this offseason, as Mitchell was sent to Cleveland for three unprotected first-round picks, and Gobert netted four first-rounders (two of them protected) in a deal with Minnesota.
Collin Sexton, Lauri Markannen, Patrick Beverley and Malik Beasley were also among those headlining Utah’s player returns in those two deals.
Furthermore, the Jazz acquired a first-round pick by trading Royce O’Neale to the Nets in June, and later traded Beverley to the Lakers for Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson.
The clear-out follows five seasons of the Gobert-Mitchell pairing, in which the Jazz were consistently a strong regular season team but failed to make a deep run in the playoffs, as they never made it past the second round.
They have now shed Bogdanovic’s $19.3million salary for this season, while adding Olynyk, who will make $12.8m this year.
The big man will be entering his 10th season in the league after averaging 9.1 points per game for Detroit last season.
Lee, a 2020 second-round pick out of Vanderbilt, has averaged 5.6 points per game in his career.