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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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An MRI confirmed a sprained right ankle for Kelly Olynyk, and head coach Brad Stevens expects him to be sidelined for at least "a couple weeks."
Olynyk has a few torn ligaments which is typical of for a bad ankle sprain. With Olynyk sidelined, Tyler Zeller will get all the run he can handle with Brandon Bass also being in line for some extended minutes. While Zeller offers the most upside, both Zeller and Bass should be able to carve out some standard league value for as long as Olynyk is out. Jan 25 - 6:39 PM

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Kelly Olynyk (ankle) has been sent back to Boston and is likely out until the All-Star break.

Presumably, that means he's out until at least next Friday night against the Rockets on Jan. 30 in Boston. Olynyk's ankle sprain looked really bad and he could even miss February games. Brandon Bass and Tyler Zeller will get some extra run and both players should be worth using in standard leagues. Zeller has the bigger upside.
Jan 23 - 7:22 PM

Kelly Olynyk (right ankle) left the Moda Center on crutches following Thursday's game.

He had a right ankle injury last season and it cost him 10 games. Olynyk rolled his ankle badly in the second half and did not return, finishing with five points, three rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes. At this point, there's basically no chance he'll play on Friday in Denver and he could miss the rest of the five-game road trip, which ends on Jan. 30 when the Rockets will play in Boston. Tyler Zeller is worth grabbing in standard leagues while Brandon Bass is worth a look, too.
Jan 23 - 1:10 AM

Kelly Olynyk tweaked his right ankle on Thursday against the Blazers and went to the locker room.

Olynyk landed on Thomas Robinson's foot and Olynyk hobbled back to the locker room under his own power, but it didn't look great. If Olynyk does need to miss time, it'll likely be a team effort of Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger stepping up. Zeller would probably be the preferred grab over Bass.
Jan 22 - 11:56 PM

Kelly Olynyk bounced back on Wednesday during a 105-91 loss to the Hawks with 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers.

It's been a bumpy ride for Olynyk, but he's doing enough to remain owned in standard leagues. Over his last five, the second-year big man averaged 11.2 points, 5.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.0 triples. He should get even better soon, so keep him owned in standard leagues.
Jan 15 - 12:19 AM

Kelly Olynyk played 14 minutes against the Pelicans on Monday with two points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

It's a bad line and Olynyk will have more of these while he comes off the bench. Still, he's putting up solid value in standard leagues and is coming off a 23-point game on Saturday, so his owners should just roll with the punches.
Jan 12 - 11:51 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored a game-high 23 points against the Raptors on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He had his value take a major hit to start 2015, but he's surging right now with this game and a 13-point outing on Friday. Tyler Zeller is losing some momentum and the Celtics are going to need more offense with Jeff Green gone. Olynyk should be owned in all standard leagues right now with the extra shot attempts going his way.
Jan 10 - 11:29 PM

Kelly Olynyk played 33 minutes against the Pacers on Friday with 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Tyler Zeller was yanked for poor defense in the low post and that's going to happen a lot. Olynyk was not putting up value worth owning in the past couple weeks and the inconsistency suggests he's probably not worth grabbing based off this line alone. Also, the loss of Jeff Green should help a little.
Jan 9 - 11:05 PM

Kelly Olynyk's struggles continued on Wednesday against the Nets with six points, two rebounds and on steal in 21 minutes.

This is probably his low point on the year. In his last four, Olynyk averaged just 3.3 points, 2.8 boards, 0.5 steals, 0.3 blocks and no treys on 30.0 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the line. While he was putting up top-80 value last week, it's really hard to support him based on this horrific cold spell. If there is a hot add out there, it makes sense to drop him.
Jan 8 - 1:05 AM

Kelly Olynyk managed just two points, four rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Brad Stevens is a tinkerer and though Brandan Wright isn't playing much, there's another mouth to feed and Olynyk may not be the safe, albeit inconsistent play he has been for most of the year. So far the peaks have outweighed the valleys so owners will want to see how this plays out before considering a drop. He's a top-75 value this season.
Jan 2 - 11:45 PM

Kelly Olynyk had his second consecutive 15-point game on Wednesday during a 106-84 win over the Kings on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

His brief slump from a week ago is over. Olynyk is doing it all on the stat sheet while making 51.8 percent from the field. Olynyk's free throw shooting at 68.5 percent as been his biggest negative, but he should turn it around based on his 81.1 percent from last season. He's well worth owning in standard leagues.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk had his worst game in two weeks against the Nets on Friday with 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 24 minutes.

He made 5-of-8 from the field, so it wasn't too much of a letdown. Olynyk's minutes haven't risen much at just 25.5 per game this month, but his output in steals, blocks and treys have vaulted his fantasy value to top-50 output this month. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 03:39:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk started alongside Tyler Zeller during the second half of Tuesday's game, which he finished with 14 points, one 3-pointer, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes.

Olynyk is a more natural fit at PF than C and he's played well all season, earning coach Brad Stevens' trust. His starting gig may not last given the profusion of talented big men in Boston, but he's worth picking up if an antsy owner recently cut him in your league.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 09:56:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk kept his foot on the gas against the Wolves on Friday with 21 points, eight rebounds, three assist, one block and two 3-pointers.

He made 8-of-13 from the field with no turnovers for a massive night. Olynyk has been thriving off the bench especially in his last three, averaging 22.0 points, 7.7 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.7 blocks and 2.3 triples on 68.4 percent from the field. Needless to say, he needs to be owned in all formats.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:18:00 AM

Kelly Olynyk came off the bench and hit 6-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes on Wednesday.

Olynyk isn't starting for Boston, but he should be treated like he is by fantasy owners. He's averaging 16.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 3-pointers in 29 minutes over his last five games, and is clearly a better option than Jared Sullinger or Tyler Zeller right now. However, that could change, as the Celtics are said to be in serious talks with the Mavericks in a deal that would send Rajon Rondo to the Mavs for C Brandan Wright. If that happens, the Celtics will truly have a logjam in the middle, if they don't already.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Evan Turner
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jae Crowder
2James Young
3Tayshaun Prince
4Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk