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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
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Kelly Olynyk picked up five fouls in 18 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Monday, finishing with five points, three boards, one assist, one steal and one triple.
Hassan Whiteside (knee) is still banged up and Olynyk put up 11.6 points, 5.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.2 treys on 47.7 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the line in his previous five games without Whiteside. He also played 25+ minutes in each of those, so his owners should give him another chance after tonight's dud, especially since Miami has three more games this week. Dec 11 - 11:40 PM

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Kelly Olynyk scored 11 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 28 minutes.

That gives us a five-game sample on Olynyk without Hassan Whiteside (knee) and it's pretty solid. In those games, he averaged 11.6 points, 5.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.2 treys on 47.7 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the line. That'll work and he should be free for another four games this week.
Dec 9 - 11:06 PM

Kelly Olynyk started at center vs. the Spurs, playing 33 minutes to finish with five points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

Miami will continue to lean on Olynyk and Bam Adebayo until Hassan Whiteside (knee) returns to action -- he's been ruled out for at least two more games, but could play in Miami on Dec. 13. Olynyk got most of the playing time tonight, and could have had a bigger line if he took more than three shots, so give him a look if you need center help this weekend.
Dec 7 - 12:42 AM

Kelly Olynyk will start vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, with Bam Adebayo coming off the bench.

It's a matchup game vs. the Spurs frontcourt -- Olynyk and James Johnson will start instead of Bam and Justise Winslow. Olynyk logged 28 minutes off the bench on Sunday anyway, and should see a similar workload tonight.
Dec 6 - 7:53 PM

Kelly Olynyk looked good in 28 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring 14 points with seven rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

Hassan Whiteside (knee) is dealing with a second bone bruise in his left knee, and said he won't play until he's "totally 100 percent" recovered. That could mean a string of DNPs is coming, which would directly benefit Olynyk and fill-in starter Bam Adebayo (nine points, two rebounds in 20 minutes). Olynyk has the higher fantasy upside, but Bam is worth a look if you need defensive stats with solid FG percentage.
Dec 3 - 9:46 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting in Friday's win over the Hornets.

It wasn't a great night for Olynyk, though he did play 30 minutes compared to 18 for Bam Adebayo and continues to look like the better short-term pickup with Hassan Whiteside (knee) on the shelf. He dished out a season-high six assists with four rebounds, one triple and three turnovers. He's worth owning in the short term, but the Heat only play twice next week.
Dec 1 - 11:06 PM

Kelly Olynyk was a rare bright spot for Miami during Wednesday's loss, posting 18 points, five boards, three 3-pointers, two assists and one block in 25 minutes.

Bam Adebayo got the start at center for Hassan Whiteside (left knee) tonight, but Olynyk is the one with superior fantasy upside. He was coming off a five-point dud in 11 minutes on Tuesday, but is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues until Miami clarifies Whiteside's status -- Whiteside himself described the injury as "serious" and suggested that the Heat training staff hasn't gotten to the bottom of the issue.
Nov 30 - 12:10 AM

Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points with nine rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

Coach Erik Spoelstra really isn't into the idea of playing Olynyk next to Hassan Whiteside this season. On the year, Olynyk has played just 10 minutes next to Whiteside and 214 minutes without him. As we've seen in Boston, Olynyk can still do some decent damage with minutes close to 20, but he's still more of a borderline hold in 12-team leagues.
Nov 9 - 12:41 AM

Kelly Olynyk played 18 minutes off the bench and hit 3-of-4 shots and 4-of-5 free throws for 10 points, five rebounds and an assist in Monday's loss to the Warriors.

Olynyk came in cold, scoring a total of 18 points in his previous three games, but got some extra run tonight thanks to a lopsided score, as well as the benching of Hassan Whiteside. Olynyk is no longer a must-own player, especially given how well James Johnson is playing at power forward right now, but if Whiteside is in the doghouse and Olynyk is going to get 20 minutes a night, he might be able to help your team. Just keep an eye on him.
Nov 7 - 1:25 AM

Kelly Olynyk scored eight points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

He's taken a bigger hit than expected and only played nine minutes due to foul trouble on Wednesday. The Heat haven't really looked great on offense, but he's starting to look like a situational guy. Most of his owners may want to wait one more, but he's a drop candidate in shallower formats, especially since Hassan Whiteside isn't 100 percent yet.
Nov 4 - 1:38 AM

Kelly Olynyk had his best game in a Heat uniform with 23 points, six rebounds, two assists, three 3-pointers and four turnovers in 29 minutes vs. the Wolves on Monday.

He nailed 9-of-12 shots and both of his free throws, and he played down the stretch over James Johnson. Olynyk's value will take a hit when Hassan Whiteside (knee) gets back and it sounds like HW could return any day now since he shot around on Monday morning, but Olynyk is probably worth holding onto in most leagues.
Oct 30 - 11:25 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 14 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

Revenge game? Olynyk did a good job as a rim protector in this game and perhaps he had a leg up against his former coach. He was also very aggressive with his eight attempts from the line, which is more than he had all season (six). Olynyk will probably take a hit upon Hassan Whiteside's return, but he's hanging around top-100 value in standard leagues.
Oct 28 - 10:46 PM

Kelly Olynyk played just 12 minutes off the bench Wednesday, posting five points, two rebounds and one assist.

The seven-footer was coming off a double-double vs. the Hawks, and this was easily his poorest fantasy line of the season. Both teams went small early and often tonight, so we'll give Olynyk a pass here -- he'll get a few days off before facing his former team on Saturday.
Oct 26 - 12:39 AM

Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points off the bench against the Hawks during a 104-93 win on Monday, adding 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

His minutes have gone up in every game, which isn't a surprise because of Hassan Whiteside (knee) being out right now. Even once the team is a full strength, Olynyk should have an important role with minutes in the 20-24 minute range. We've seen a lot of inconsistency in the past from his Celtics days, but he's been productive in each game. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Oct 23 - 11:38 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points off the bench with nine rebounds, four assists, one block, two steals and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

Even off the bench, Olynyk picked up most of the center minutes and he closed out this win. Coach Erik Spoelstra will figure out a way to get guys minutes at multiple spots, and Olynyk was coming off a 10-point, 21-minute game with Whiteside on Wednesday. He's a decent add in standard leagues, and maybe Coach Spo can solve his inefficiency issues. He will likely start once Whiteside is back.
Oct 22 - 12:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
3Derrick Walton Jr.
SG1Dion Waiters
2Wayne Ellington
3Matt Williams
SF1Josh Richardson
2Rodney McGruder
PF1Justise Winslow
2James Johnson
3Okaro White
4Jordan Mickey
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Kelly Olynyk
3Bam Adebayo
4A.J. Hammons