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Kelly Olynyk | Center | #41

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 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

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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

Kelly Olynyk played 23 minutes and hit 5-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points and seven rebounds in Thursday's 120-111 win in Portland.

The 23 minutes were the most he's seen in his last six games, although he also scored 13 points on Sunday when he played 22 minutes against the Clippers. He saw a little more run tonight with Jae Crowder (personal) out, but it's tough to tell when Brad Stevens is going to turn to Olynyk on most nights. As long as Al Horford is healthy, Olynyk's a risky roll of the dice on most nights.
Feb 10 - 1:54 AM

Kelly Olynyk logged 22 minutes vs. L.A. on Sunday, making 5-of-10 shots for 13 points, four boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Olynyk went 1-of-4 from downtown but he had more luck in the post since the Clippers continually switched smaller players onto him. He'll chip in some 3-pointers and boards most nights, with strong FG percentages, but he's hard to trust in standard leagues while Al Horford is healthy.
Feb 5 - 5:11 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will play Friday night vs. the Lakers.

Olynyk tweaked his shoulder on Monday and sat out Wednesday's game. He's been a bit inconsistent, but his overall numbers last month were encouraging. Over 14 games in January, Olynyk averaged 10.6 points (shooting 58.4% from the field), 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists. His return will cut into Jonas Jerebko, Tyler Zeller, and Amir Johnson's minutes.
Feb 3 - 6:07 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Friday's matchup with the Lakers.

Olynyk did not play Wednesday night after tweaking his left shoulder on Monday. Olynyk didn't seem overly concerned with the injury when speaking with reporters on Thursday, stating that he was feeling a lot better and that he would be "good to go" in a few more days. If Olynyk can't play Friday, Jonas Jerebko, Tyler Zeller, and Amir Johnson will likely divvy up his minutes.
Feb 3 - 11:08 AM

Kelly Olynyk (left shoulder strain) downplayed the seriousness of his injury on Thursday, telling reporters that it "shouldn’t be anything to worry about."

Olynyk said he "tweaked" his left shoulder during Monday’s game. He was forced to sit out Wednesday's contest vs. the Raptors but appears to be feeling better. "It’s progressing really well the last couple days. So hopefully a few more days and it’ll be good to go," he said. The Celtics play Friday vs. the Lakers and Sunday vs. the Clippers. We should have an update on Olynyk's status for Friday's game after shootaround.
Feb 3 - 9:48 AM

Kelly Olynyk (left shoulder strain) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

This is a big surprise with coach Brad Stevens just saying two minutes ago that he likes Olynyk next to Jonas Jerebko. This is also to his left shoulder and not his right one, which required surgery. With Olynyk out, there should be a few extra minutes going to Jerebko while Tyler Zeller should get run. Plus, there will be more minutes of Jae Crowder at the four, which helps Jaylen Brown a bit.
Feb 1 - 5:58 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 17 points with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

When you're playing well, coach Brad Stevens will give you big minutes. When you're not and the matchup isn't there, it could be single-digit minutes. Olynyk obviously took advantage of Al Horford (groin) not playing to almost double his average of 20.8 minutes per game on the year. We saw him heat up earlier in the year and he fizzled out, but feel free to give him a look until he cools off.
Jan 29 - 12:38 AM

Kelly Olynyk made all seven shots with two 3-pointers for his 16 points against the Magic on Friday, adding five rebounds and one assist in just 17 minutes.

That's some efficient scoring with a 114.3 effective field goal percentage today. Olynyk has always been unpredictable and coach Brad Stevens will continue to ride the hot hand on his bigs, so the needle doesn't really move much on KO. Al Horford will be back Saturday.
Jan 27 - 10:24 PM

Kelly Olynyk played 22 minutes off the bench and hit 3-of-8 shots for six points, three rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Wizards.

He was 0-for-4 from downtown and while he's shown signs of coming on lately, he's still not ready for prime time. He would really have to get a starting gig to be considered a hot fantasy pickup, but keep in mind Amir Johnson was benched for the second half tonight. There's still a chance Olynyk could get a bigger opportunity in the near future, but for now, he's just a stash in case something changes in his role with the Celtics.
Jan 24 - 11:22 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points with eight rebounds and one assist against the Blazers on Saturday.

With Tyler Zeller (illness) and Jonas Jerebko (illness) out, Olynyk had a good chunk of minutes going his way. He has been used situationally when the Celtics are healthy, so he won't be very consistent.
Jan 21 - 8:02 PM

Kelly Olynyk vanished on Wednesday with just four points, two rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes.

He came in hot, averaging 20.5 points, 3.0 triples, 8.5 boards, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals in his previous two games, but he never got it going vs. smaller Knicks lineups tonight. He's not a bad player to own, but his owners should be prepared for more random duds.
Jan 18 - 11:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Demetrius Jackson
SG1Avery Bradley
2Terry Rozier
3Gerald Green
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller