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Kelly Olynyk | Center | #41

Team: Boston Celtics
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 made all four of his shot attempts on Sunday, including one 3-pointer, finishing with 10 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes off the bench.
In the first half, the Celtics' offense attempted 22 triples, 10 shots at the rim, and just three mid-range jumpers. They finished the game a mere 10-of-37 from deep (27.0 percent), yet they still won by nine points. Olynyk is often an 'X-factor' with the second unit, especially if he's hitting his 3-pointers, but he's hard to trust for DFS from night to night. Apr 23 - 9:32 PM

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Kelly Olynyk scored five points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

His minutes took a sizable hit after he played 23.5 minutes per game in the first two games of this series. Olynyk was the 10th player to check in for the Celtics, so coach Brad Stevens made plenty of tweaks to his rotation. His role is a little unclear for Game 4.
Apr 21 - 9:49 PM

Kelly Olynyk shot 3-of-8 from the field for seven points on Sunday, but he also notched four rebounds, three assists, three blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

The Celtics are a much tougher team when Olynyk is scoring the ball with the second unit, but tonight the bench combined to shoot 8-of-22 from the field (36.4 percent). Perhaps more than anything, they'll need Olynyk to use his size to battle the Bulls on the glass -- Chicago won the rebound battle 53-36 tonight.
Apr 16 - 9:47 PM

Kelly Olynyk returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Nets, but he was still productive with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and one triple.

He shot 4-of-9 from the field, but the problem for fantasy owners is that he only played 15 minutes. Olynyk is capable of posting some nice lines, but his role is too volatile to trust him in standard leagues while Boston is healthy.
Apr 10 - 10:04 PM

Kelly Olynyk will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Nets.

Amir Johnson (illness) is returning from a one-game stint on the sidelines tonight, so Olynyk will likely see his minutes in the lower-20s. Olynyk is too inconsistent to trust in standard leagues.
Apr 10 - 6:11 PM

Kelly Olynyk made a start for Amir Johnson (illness) on Saturday against the Hornets, scoring 13 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and one block in 28 minutes.

That'll work. Olynyk wasn't very aggressive on offense, but he had plenty of great looks thanks to his teammates. Amir Johnson is not likely to miss much time, so there's little reason to add Olynyk. We've seen him turn in plenty of random good games all the time.
Apr 8 - 9:08 PM

Kelly Olynyk will start for Amir Johnson (illness) against the Hornets on Saturday.

Coach Brad Stevens usually loves Olynyk in the second unit to pair him with Jonas Jerebko, but he'll slide him into the first unit today. It's never easy to trust Stevens' frontcourt rotation when Al Horford is out there and you can bet Jae Crowder will play a ton of four, but Olynyk is worth a look in fantasy leagues for his high ceiling.
Apr 8 - 4:35 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

This was a nice bounce-back performance following Friday's scoreless, 11-minute stinker, but as we've seen time and again this season, Olynyk could very well go back to being a complete non-factor his next time out. Olynyk's inconsistency makes him far too volatile of an asset to depend on in most settings.
Mar 12 - 6:54 PM

Kelly Olynyk busted out of his mini-slump with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. the Warriors, adding five rebounds, five assists, three steals and just one turnover in 26 minutes.

Olynyk even sank a 3-pointer tonight, and it was a far cry from his numbers over Boston's previous three games -- 3.7 points on combined 5-of-20 shooting, with limited supporting stats. Despite tonight's outburst it's hard to trust Olynyk for every-night value, especially since he struggled even with Al Horford (elbow) out of the picture recently.
Mar 9 - 1:55 AM

Kelly Olynyk was quiet on Sunday despite the absence of Al Horford (elbow), going 0-of-5 from the field to finish scoreless with four rebounds.

Olynyk added two blocks and one assist in 22 minutes off the bench, in a very disappointing effort for anyone who deployed him due to Horford's absence. He was red-hot going into the All-Star break but the long layoff seems to have ruined his momentum -- in the six games since he's averaging a mere 5.6 points on 39.3 percent shooting. We'll let you know if he gets back on track.
Mar 5 - 8:21 PM

Kelly Olynyk played just 11 minutes and finished with two points, three rebounds and a steal on 1-of-3 shooting in Monday's loss to the Hawks.

Olynyk hasn't scored more than five points in three straight games, which is particularly concerning since Al Horford has been in the worst slump of his career over his last four. And if Oly can't get it done with Horford playing so poorly, his outlook for the rest of the season doesn't look great. He was really hot 10 days ago, but if you're still holding onto him, it's probably time to hit the waiver wire.
Feb 27 - 11:32 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 17 points with seven rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

He's tearing it up again over his last five, averaging 16.0 points, 7.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.2 treys on 64.6 percent from the field in 27.4 minutes per game. We've seen these Olynyk stretches before and KO is only putting up value around 125 in standard leagues over his last 15, so he's only a borderline add in 12-team formats, especially with Avery Bradley (Achilles) coming back soon.
Feb 16 - 10:35 PM

Kelly Olynyk stayed hot vs. the Sixers on Wednesday with a 6-of-8 mark from the field, hitting two 3-pointers to finish with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal.

Olynyk did his damage in just 26 minutes and he's now shooting 64.4 percent in Boston's past five games. His strong play has been enough for value in most leagues, and it's helped the Celtics improve their record to 37-19, keeping them three games ahead of the No. 3 seed Wizards in the East.
Feb 15 - 10:50 PM

Kelly Olynyk refused to cool off on Monday, making 6-of-10 shots to finish with 15 points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 29 minutes of action.

The backup big man is on fire in February, averaging 13.8 points on 59.6 percent shooting. He's draining 1.4 threes with 6.6 boards, 2.0 dimes, 0.6 steals and 0.6 blocks, numbers that almost demand ownership until he cools off. His role isn't always this robust, and owners should be aware that the Celtics could shake up their frontcourt up via trades in the next 10 days.
Feb 13 - 11:10 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points and hit three 3-pointers against the Jazz on Saturday.

He picked up five fouls for the second straight game, so he could've had an even bigger night. The Celtics need his floor spacing with Jae Crowder (personal) and Avery Bradley (Achilles) out, so that explains his recent spike in minutes. He finished 8-of-11 from the field with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks, and it's worth noting that the Celtics are one of two teams that play three times in Week 17 with the All-Star break coming up next weekend.
Feb 12 - 12:49 AM