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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 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. Aug 12 - 1:29 PM
Source: ESPN Boston

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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

Kelly Olynyk had 24 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal on 10-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Wizards.

Olynyk finished up very strong over the final month of the season and could be worth drafting in fantasy leagues next season, depending on what Boston does in the offseason. Jeff Green scored 20, Avery Bradley had 18, Brandon Bass added 16 and Phil Pressey filled in nicely for Rajon Rondo (rest) with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Apr 16 - 11:33 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 28 points vs. the Sixers on Monday to go with nine boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He dropped 25 points on Saturday and has suddenly become the go-to frontcourt guy in Boston. The Celtics are likely to have Jared Sullinger (ankle) and Kris Humphries (knee) in Wednesday's game and will give the rookie big minutes in that game. Olynyk looks like a must-start player vs. the Wizards in the season finale.
Apr 14 - 10:18 PM

Kelly Olynyk started at center and hit 11-of-23 shots and two 3-pointers for 25 points and 12 rebounds.

The 25 points tied his season high and if Jared Sullinger and Kris Humphries continue to miss games, Olynyk will be a solid fantasy play over the final couple games.
Apr 12 - 10:35 PM

Kelly Olynyk logged 24 minutes off the bench against the Pistons on Saturday for 11 points, nine boards, two assists and two blocks.

Jared Sullinger was getting enough minutes to begin with, so Olynyk figures to see the largest increase in playing time and role while Kris Humphries (knee) is on the mend. He doesn't usually block shots and his shooting percentages left a lot to be desired as a big man, so he's more of a deep-league target until he shows he can string games together.
Apr 5 - 10:11 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting (including a three) with nine rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Olynyk has been a late-round value now for the last two weeks, averaging 11.3 points with 0.9 treys, 6.4 boards, 1.3 combined steals and blocks, and marks of 50.7 percent from the field and 78.9 percent from the line. His 21.7 minutes per game over that span and bench role amidst a four-man rotation down low aren't comfortable, but those numbers indicate a small amount of stability while the Celtics have plenty of reason to develop him for next season.
Mar 17 - 11:36 PM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens wants rookie Kelly Olynyk to be more aggressive, adding, "He's got to become a stretch [power forward] that is a really hard matchup."

Olynyk shot just 1-of-9 from the field on Tuesday, but in the three games prior to that he'd averaged 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in just 21 minutes per game. The Celtics continue to start veteran Kris Humphries at center, with Olynyk and Jared Sullinger coming off the bench, but a shift toward player development is likely over the season's final weeks. Keep a close eye on Olynyk.
Mar 12 - 10:56 AM

Kelly Olynyk came off the bench and hit 1-of-9 shots for three points and seven rebounds on Tuesday.

He was abused by Andrew Bynum during his short stint and has officially cooled off. Olynyk had 18 points in just 18 minutes on Sunday, but it would be next to impossible for him to keep producing in such limited minutes. Olynyk will have more big games down the stretch, but he'll need to see 25-30 minutes to be worth using in fantasy right now.
Mar 11 - 9:59 PM

Kelly Olynyk’s remarkable efficiency continued on Sunday with 18 points in 18 minutes vs. the visiting Pistons.

He made his only 3-point attempt, grabbed six rebounds and handed out two assists, all while navigating serious foul trouble. The Celtics’ rookie center is averaging 17.8 points in a mere 22.5 minutes per game over the past week. It’s fun while it lasts, but he’s a true roll of the dice in fantasy leagues given his tendency for foul trouble and season-long 43.1 percent shooting.
Mar 9 - 9:16 PM

Kelly Olynyk returned from a toe injury on Wednesday and had 19 points, five rebounds, three assists, a block and three 3-pointers off the Celtics bench in a blowout loss.

Jared Sullinger had 11 points and four rebounds, but hit just 1-of-7 shots tonight, while Kris Humphries played just 16 minutes before being benched in a blowout. And now that all three bigs are healthy, figuring out who is going to have the big game will be very tough going forward. Sullinger and Olynyk look like safer bets than Humphries, but then again, Humps has been the guy starting. Keep an eye on Brad Stevens' lineups and rotations over the next few games, as it was tough to learn anything from tonight's blowout.
Mar 5 - 11:34 PM

Kelly Olynyk (toe) will return to the lineup and come off the bench against the Warriors on Wednesday.

He missed two games with his toe injury, which was unfortunate coming off a 21-point game vs. the Jazz on Feb. 24. Olynyk's minutes have been creeping up a little lately, so he'll be worth watching tonight. He doesn't block shots, so he'll have to really get off to a great start in order to garner the attention of owners in standard leagues.
Mar 5 - 5:53 PM

Kelly Olynyk (toe) returned to practice on Tuesday.

The rookie will be reevaluated on Wednesday in order to determine his status for Wednesday's game against the Warriors. We'll consider him as questionable for Wednesday, but Brandon Bass and Kris Humphries would continue to inherit Olynyk's minutes if he is unable to play.
Mar 4 - 12:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Gerald Wallace
4James Young
5Chris Johnson
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
C1Kelly Olynyk
2Tyler Zeller
3Vitor Faverani
4Joel Anthony