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Kelly Olynyk | Center/Forward | #9

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 238
College: Gonzaga
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (13) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Kelly Olynyk scored 17 points in 24 minutes vs. the Lakers on Friday, hitting 7-of-14 shots from the field.
He hit three triples and grabbed five rebounds with three steals and two blocks. We still don't know when Hassan Whiteside (hip) will return, but Olynyk was actually the second best big to own before Whiteside went down. Even if Miami gets some bodies back, Olynyk can be trusted with a four-game week coming up. Mar 17 - 1:20 AM

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Kelly Olynyk had nine points, five rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 24 minutes off the bench in Monday's 115-99 loss to the Blazers.

Olynyk has been playing well as James Johnson has faded and Hassan Whiteside is out with a hit injury. He's averaging 10 points, 7.2 boards, 4.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 53 percent shooting over his last five games, and there's a decent chance that Whiteside will be out again on Wednesday.
Mar 13 - 1:02 AM

Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 22 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

His line probably would have been a lot bigger if the Wizards weren't down 27 at the end of the third. Olynyk has been really good over his last five since he hasn't had restrictions, averaging 11.6 points, 7.2 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 treys. Hassan Whiteside (hip) moves KO into must-add territory in standard leagues.
Mar 10 - 10:09 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

He's still been able to see minutes even when Hassan Whiteside had it going. That's three useful games over his last four, averaging 11.3 points, 6.3 boards, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.8 treys in those four. That'll definitely work in most formats, so Olynyk is a fine pickup if you're looking for a non-traditional center.
Mar 8 - 11:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk matched his career-high with eight assists in Monday's easy win over the Suns, adding 15 points with four rebounds, two steals and two triples in just 20 minutes.

This game was over in a hurry, but Olynyk did some serious damage during his brief time on the floor. It's notable that Olynyk played 20 minutes compared to just five garbage-time minutes for Bam Adebayo, but this rotation is almost impossible to predict from night to night. With that said, this was Olynyk's second strong game in a row after scoring 17 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes on Saturday. With the Heat playing again on Tuesday, it's not a bad idea to pick him back up to see if he can keep it going.
Mar 5 - 10:16 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 17 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

After making a start at power forward on Thursday, Olynyk moved to the backup center spot because of no Bam Adebayo (personal). Hassan Whiteside picked up two early fouls to help get Olynyk going early and he kept it going in the second half. Adebayo should be back on Monday, but Olynyk could be worth a look to start next week with a back-to-back on Monday and Tuesday.
Mar 3 - 10:22 PM

Kelly Olynyk is expected to come off the bench on Saturday.

Olynyk did not do well as a fill-in starter on Thursday, so Erik Spoelstra is switching it up for Saturday vs. Detroit. It wouldn't be surprising to see James Johnson in the first five with the physical frontline the Pistons bring to the table.
Mar 3 - 11:46 AM

Kelly Olynyk didn't fare well as a fill-in starter on Thursday, going scoreless on 0-of-5 shooting with three rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes.

Olynyk and Hassan Whiteside came in with a -10 net rating in 168 minutes together this season, and the pairing flopped again -- Miami gave up 73 first-half points, and Olynyk was replaced by Bam Adebayo to start the third quarter. There was simply no cohesion to the lineups he was in, and it's doubtful we'll see him starting again on Saturday, even if Johnson is out again.
Mar 1 - 10:22 PM

Kelly Olynyk will start at PF for the Heat on Thursday, with Tyler Johnson (quad) unavailable.

Olynyk joins a starting unit with Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Goran Dragic. He's coming off a solid game on Tuesday, when he returned after missing six games with a shoulder injury, and should see minutes in the 26-30 range tonight. J-Rich, Dragic and Dwyane Wade also benefit with Johnson out of the lineup tonight.
Mar 1 - 7:06 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) returned from a six-game absence on Tuesday vs. the 76ers, scoring nine points with three rebounds, three assists, one block and one triple.

He wasn't expected to play "big minutes" tonight, but he looked solid at both ends and coach Erik Spoelstra probably didn't want to take him out. He finished 2-of-6 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line in 25 minutes, while James Johnson and Bam Adebayo played a combined 23 minutes. The frontcourt rotation is very crowded, but Olynyk could carve out standard-league value if he sees minutes in the mid-to-high 20s.
Feb 27 - 11:24 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will play Tuesday vs. the 76ers.

Olynyk will come off the bench in his first game back following a six-game stint on the sidelines, and he'll be on a minutes limit, so he's not the most attractive option in most leagues tonight. With Olynyk back in action, Bam Adebayo and James Johnson's minutes could take a slight hit.
Feb 27 - 5:51 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) participated in shootaround and appears to be on track to play Tuesday night vs. the Sixers.

Olynyk was able to practice fully on Monday, but admitted that his shoulder still wasn't 100 percent. After Tuesday's shootaround, Heat beat writer Anthony Chiang tweeted that Olynyk "is going to approach tonight like he's going to play some minutes vs. 76ers. Won't play big minutes, if he plays." We can expect confirmation on Olynyk's status later this evening, prior to tip-off.
Feb 27 - 11:50 AM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is officially being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the 76ers.

Olynyk was able to get in a full practice on Monday, but admitted that his shoulder still wasn't 100%, and head coach Erik Spoelstra was non-committal when asked about his status. We'll have a better idea on Olynyk's availability based on his activity level at tomorrow's shootaround, stay tuned.
Feb 26 - 3:45 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) returned to full practice on Monday.

When asked about his status for Tuesday's game vs. the 76ers, coach Erik Spoelstra was non-committal. Olynyk hasn't played since Feb. 5 and he'll be returning to a crowded frontcourt, so it may take him a couple games before he's relevant again in standard leagues. We'll have another update on Tuesday morning after their shootaround.
Feb 26 - 1:12 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is out again Saturday against the Grizzlies.

He was questionable to play today, but he still gets ruled out well before tip time. The Heat will play their next game on Tuesday, so Olynyk should have a very good chance to play in that one. We'll see more Hassan Whiteside, Bam Adebayo and James Johnson up front.
Feb 24 - 5:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
3Derrick Walton Jr.
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Josh Richardson
2Rodney McGruder
3Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Justise Winslow
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
4Jordan Mickey
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Kelly Olynyk
3Bam Adebayo
4Udonis Haslem