Jaylen Brown thinks Kelly Olynyk is worth more than what he got from Heat
The Boston Celtics renounced the right to match any offer for center Kelly Olynyk, making him an unrestricted free agent. As such, the former Gonzaga Bulldog signed a four-year, $50 million deal with the Miami Heat.
While most analysts were surprised that Olynyk received such a huge offer, there is at least one person who thinks that Olynyk did not get enough money.
Jaylen Brown on Olynyk's new deal: "I thought he should have got a little more money."
— Brian Robb (@CelticsHub) July 7, 2017
Jaylen Brown and Olynyk spent just one year together, as Brown was drafted by the Celtics in 2016.
In his tenure with the Celtics, Olynyk averaged 9.5 points and 4.7 assists per game. However, he is also infamous for his part in Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love‘s injury that took him out of the entire 2015 postseason.
His biggest highlight from last season was Game 7 against the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference semifinals where Olynyk lit up from the field, shooting 10-of-14. In the end, he had 26 points to help Boston to a win that sent them to the Eastern Conference Finals.
As for his contract with the Heat, a point of comparison could be made with the deal Dion Waiters received. A proven commodity in Miami, the scoring guard, who averaged 15.8 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game last season, took home a $52 million contract also for four years.