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Kelly Olynyk | Center

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 238
College: Gonzaga
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Kelly Olynyk (knee) struggled to get it going during Canada's loss to Argentina on Tuesday, scoring 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, four assists, one block and three turnovers through 23 minutes of action.
Some rust was to be expected for Olynyk, who had spent the past week on the sidelines due to a very minor knee injury. The good news was that he looked healthy, and didn't appear to have any issues with the knee, but the bad news was that he was absolutely destroyed by Luis Scola to the tune of 35 points. Olynyk is going to have a tough time getting consistent minutes in Boston's crowded frontcourt rotation this upcoming season, so there's no reason to draft him in standard leagues. Sep 1 - 5:49 PM

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Kelly Olynyk will be in the starting lineup for the Canadian National Team on Tuesday as they take on Argentina in the FIBA Americas tournament.

We can officially put to rest any concerns about Olynyk's minor knee injury with this news. However, he'll be competing for playing time with Amir Johnson, Jared Sullinger and David Lee next season, so there's no reason to give him a second thought in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 1 - 3:30 PM

Kelly Olynyk went through a full practice on Monday.

He looks to be over his knee issue and should definitely be 100 percent to start the season. However, Olynyk is suspended for the opener and his minutes will likely decrease with Amir Johnson and David Lee around.
Aug 31 - 3:25 PM

Kelly Olynyk (knee) returned to the court on Saturday and was able to do about 80 percent of Canada's practice.

"I'm definitely getting better each day," Olynyk said. "I wasn't doing this back on Tuesday, Wednesday [or] Thursday. So that's definitely a positive sign." The injury was never considered serious, so Celtics fans can expect him to be 100 percent prior to training camp. With Amir Johnson, David Lee and Jared Sullinger all vying for minutes in the frontcourt, Olynyk is not a recommended target in fantasy leagues this season.
Source: TSN
Aug 30 - 12:17 PM

Kelly Olynyk (knee) will be fine for next week's game against Mexico.

There was never much concern on Olynyk's knee, but there's no reason to push him. He couldn't get consistent minutes with the Celtics last season, so that might be even tougher with David Lee and Amir Johnson around.
Aug 26 - 3:46 PM

Kelly Olynyk (knee) will not play in Canada's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday.

To be clear, the team has repeatedly stated that Olynyk's knee injury is not considered serious, and that they are just playing it safe in what is essentially a meaningless game for the Canadian National Team. The FIBA tournament starts on August 31, so we'll be watching to see if Olynyk suits up once the games matter. As for fantasy hoops, Olynyk will be playing in a very crowded rotation in Boston, and it's unlikely he earns enough minutes to warrant consideration in standard leagues.
Aug 25 - 5:35 PM

Team Canada head coach Jay Triano said Kelly Olynyk is fine after injuring his knee on Sunday.

Triano said he's just sitting Olynyk for precautionary reasons as Canada plays two exhibition games in advance of the FIBA Americas Championship. While Olynyk seems to had avoided serious injury, he won't see enough time in the Celtics frontcourt to warrant a spot on fantasy rosters in standard leagues.
Aug 25 - 10:21 AM

Kelly Olynyk (knee) will miss some game action with Team Canada, but he is fine.

He is expected to be back to face Mexico next week. Olynyk suffered a knee injury on Sunday, but he should be good to go for camp. He'll be suspended to start the season.
Aug 24 - 6:17 PM

Kelly Olynyk's knee injury does not appear to be a serious concern.

TSN's Josh Lewenberg wrote that it looked like "Olynyk was fine" after getting his left knee wrapped and returning to the bench, but we're not completely out of the woods yet. The big man will likely receive some additional tests, and we should learn more about his status in the early portion of the week ahead. Jared Sullinger, David Lee and Amir Johnson would pick up additional time if Olynyk is forced to the sidelines.

Kelly Olynyk exited Sunday's game vs. Argentina after injuring his left knee.

An Argentinian guard crashed into Olynyk's leg while the Canadian big man was setting a screen, and he limped off the court but quickly returned to the bench. The injury didn't look too severe, and the fact that he's not in the locker room bodes well, but we'll update his status once more is known.
Aug 23 - 6:19 PM

Kelly Olynyk said that he is trying to improve his strength and mobility this summer.

"Just build as much strength and mobility as possible," Olynyk said in response to what his focus has been this summer. "Staying as agile and mobile as you can while continuing to gain strength. And I think that's the biggest thing: becoming more athletic every single year." Olynyk only managed to play in 64 games last season due to an ankle sprain, posting averages of 10.3 points, 4.7 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers in 22.3 minutes per game. The Celtics' frontcourt is crowded right now with David Lee and Amir Johnson coming to town, so Olynyk could struggle to find consistent minutes.
Source: Mass Live
Aug 6 - 4:28 PM

Kelly Olynyk has reportedly been rebuffed by Kevin Love in his attempts to apologize to the Cavaliers forward.

Olynyk and his representatives have reached out to Love's camp numerous times so that Olynyk can personally apologize to Love and tell him that he never intended to injure Love, but Love has declined to take his call. Love said on Wednesday that he'll save that conversation for later down the road and is currently concentrating on rehabbing his disclolated shoulder and supporting his teammates as they continue their playoff run. "Oh yeah. I'm over it," Love said. "I'm just trying to get healthy."
May 7 - 10:34 AM

Kelly Olynyk will not play in summer league in July.

He will play for the Canadian team instead. Olynyk will be suspended for the first game of the season and it'll be interesting to see how the Celtics address their frontcourt this summer. For now, he's not going to be worth drafting in standard leagues.
May 1 - 4:42 PM

Kelly Olynyk said that he must be more aggressive on the offensive end to take his game to the next level.

"I think I had stretches where I was playing well and doing a lot of different things on the floor, whether passing or creating shots, shooting or getting to the rim," Olynyk said. "And then I had other games where I wasn’t as good, not the same aggressiveness." Olynyk was limited to just 64 games this season due to a nasty ankle sprain, but he was pretty disappointing with averages of 10.3 points, 4.7 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 3-pointer in 22.3 minutes per game. The Celtics have four of the top 45 picks in the upcoming draft, and even though Brandon Bass may not return to town, Olynyk could find it difficult to see his role increase if the Celtics add more assets to their frontcourt.
Apr 29 - 10:37 AM

Kelly Olynyk has been suspended one game for his incident with Kevin Love.

He was tangled up with Love and now won't play in the opening game of the 2015-16 season. Olynyk doesn't have a history of dirty play, but it was a little more physical than most loose-ball incidents. HIs fantasy value will be tied to whether or not the Celtics keep Brandon Bass or draft another big man.
Apr 27 - 7:08 PM

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