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Kelly Olynyk | Center

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 238
College: Gonzaga
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Kelly Olynyk played 26 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday, scoring 14 points with eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers.
Not a bad multiple-category line here. Olynyk has been outstanding in the preseason and coach Brad Stevens has said the starting center job is his. The Celtics are going to have some issues with rim protection, but Olynyk certainly has a chance to be a force in fantasy leagues. He's a nice high-upside target near the end of your draft. Oct 16 - 9:14 PM

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Kelly Olynyk hit just 2-of-7 shots (0-of-2 from deep) for six points, seven rebounds, two assists and a block on Wednesday.

He's basically been named the C's starting center and his ability to knock down threes gives him some added value. He should be drafted in all formats this year.
Oct 16 - 12:52 AM

Coach Brad Stevens said Kelly Olynyk would "be tough to unseat" as the starting center.

The coach said he likes his versatility and has been raving about his defense for much of the season. Olynyk could flirt with double-doubles and add some 3-pointers, which gives him an interesting upside. We'll let you know how he fares tonight.
Oct 15 - 6:10 PM

Kelly Olynyk is expected to rest during Saturday's game.

This is merely a precaution and Olynyk is expected to play a huge role for the Celtics this season. He will be worth targeting in the later-middle rounds of standard formats after he averaged 8.7 points per game and shot 35.1 percent from deep in limited minutes last season. Joel Anthony will draw the start tonight.
Oct 11 - 6:18 PM

Kelly Olynyk started at center and hit 3-of-5 shots (all 3-pointers) for 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and a block in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

Olynyk and Sullinger both started and combined to hit six 3-pointers to go along with 35 points. If both big men are still starting on opening night, as we expect them to be, both will be worth owning as value picks in the later-middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Oct 9 - 12:29 AM

Kelly Olynyk played well in the starting lineup against the Sixers on Monday, making 4-of-12 from the field for 14 points with nine boards, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He was as advertised and was more aggressive than he was last season. Of course, it's easy to be aggressive against the 76ers. Olynyk is a solid late-round target and we'll be watching him all preseason.
Oct 6 - 10:40 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said Kelly Olynyk is "clearly better" as a defender.

"Last year, he was in the right spots, or at least knew where to be," Stevens said. "But he [was] maybe a split-second reacting late." Olynyk is the heavy favorite to start next to Jared Sullinger this season. He's on the radar as a late-round pick.
Source: Mass Live
Oct 6 - 1:14 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 12 points and looked great in the process during Friday's scrimmage.

He was taking triples and also had a nice array of moves in the low post, according to CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely. Olynyk has reportedly looked amazing at camp and is a heavy favorite to be in the starting lineup. Although, he doesn't block shots and probably won't shoot a great field goal percentage, so he's only a late-round flier for now.
Source: CSN NE
Oct 4 - 12:39 PM

Kelly Olynyk was in the starting unit for the Celtics at practice on Thursday.

He is over his wrist injury and has been praised by the coaching staff. Olynyk is a worth a look late in drafts, but Sullinger is probably the safer bet and offers a higher upside.
Oct 2 - 10:38 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said on Wednesday that the best bet is to make Kelly Olynyk a big part of the Celtics.

He added Olynyk made some strides this summer. The second-year big man had some issues on both ends in his rookie season, but he struggled especially against bigger frontcourt guys. Olynyk doesn't do much with blocks, so he'll have to add some 3-pointers to his stat line to warrant a late-round pick.
Oct 1 - 4:21 PM

Kelly Olynyk said his wrist injury is not an issue and he will full participate in training camp.

He was dealing with a wrist injury back in August, but nothing was structurally wrong. Olynyk is going to split the center minutes with Jared Sullinger, but he hasn't done enough to warrant a selection at the end of a standard fantasy draft.
Sep 29 - 2:38 PM

Kelly Olynyk confirmed that he is dealing with a wrist injury, but downplayed concerns.

While appearing at a charity event in New Hampshire, Olynyk confirmed rumors that he tweaked his wrist during a game in Europe with the Canadian National Team. "It’ll be alright," Olynyk said of his wrist, before sarcastically adding, "It’s not career-ending." Olynyk has the potential to help fantasy owners in standard leagues, but hasn't shown the consistency to warrant a draft selection in anything but deeper leagues.
Source: ESPN Boston
Aug 12 - 1:29 PM

Kelly Olynyk is expected to play for Canada's senior men's basketball team.

The team did not qualify for the FIBA World Cup, so they're going to play in an 11-game exhibition in Slovenia. Olynyk played well for the Celtics at Orlando Pro Summer League for the second-straight season, but he'll still need to produce in the regular season before he's viewed as a capable starter.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 25 - 11:57 AM

Kelly Olynyk put up 15 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

Olynyk also contributed one 3-pointer, but shot just 5-of-13 from the field. He's shown flashes in the past, but Kelly has struggled with consistency, making him not much more than a late-round flier in fantasy leagues.
Jul 7 - 5:43 PM

Kelly Olynyk carried over his fantastic summer league play from last season into this summer with a 20-point game vs. the Heat on Saturday.

The second-year big man added eight boards, one assist, four steals and six turnovers. He was great in isolation and was able to get to the rim from the wing spots. Olynyk arguably was the best player along with Andre Drummond in Orlando Pro Summer League last year, but it didn't really translate into an effective rookie season. He's only a late-round flier in fantasy leagues.
Jul 5 - 1:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Marcus Smart
3Will Bynum
4Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Gerald Wallace
4James Young
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Dwight Powell
C1Kelly Olynyk
2Tyler Zeller
3Vitor Faverani