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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 (shoulder surgery) hinted that he's targeting a mid-November return.
"So we still have about three weeks left, which is probably the middle of November, I guess, is what he's thinking in terms of the timetable we were told at the start," Olynyk said. "It's feeling good and the strength is coming and the stamina is coming. It's just a matter of getting it to where we want it to be before we put it at risk." He was cleared for contact this week and was able to play some 5-on-5, so he's moving in the right direction. He averaged 10.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.2 3-pointers in 20 minutes a game last season, so he's someone to keep an eye on in deeper leagues. Oct 23 - 9:44 AM
Source: MassLive

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Updating a previous item, Kelly Olynyk (shoulder surgery) took part in limited contact practice for the first time since May on Saturday.

"He was limited," Brad Stevens said. "But he did some five-on-five, he did some contact, he did some one-on-one contact, so he did a lot more than he's done [throughout the preseason]." Despite Saturday's return, Olynyk is not putting any timetable on his return because he doesn't want to rush it. By the time he's ready to roll, Olynyk may not even have a spot in a crowded frontcourt rotation.
Oct 22 - 5:37 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder surgery) has been cleared for contact, but he still has no timetable for a return.

While there's no specific timetable, a return in mid-November is a possibility. The Celtics are in no rush here and they will likely utilize a lot of small-ball lineups until they are back at full strength. Olynyk is only worth stashing in very deep leagues.
Oct 22 - 1:28 PM

Danny Ainge said that the Celtics are hopeful that Kelly Olynyk (shoulder surgery) will be able to return to the court by mid-November.

Jaylen Brown and Jonas Jerebko will likely pick up most of Olynyk's minutes, with Jae Crowder earning some extended run at the four-spot. Olynyk is not worth drafting anywhere.
Source: CSN NE
Oct 20 - 4:40 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is still not close to a return, according to Celtics president Danny Ainge.

Ainge said Olynyk's upcoming evaluation with his doctor isn't urgent as Celtics trainer Eddie Lacerte doesn't think the big man is ready to return. We'll continue to monitor Olynyk's progress, but he won't have any fantasy value in standard leagues to start the season.
Oct 20 - 1:57 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will not be re-evaluated this week.

His doctor was out of town this week, so it's not injury related. Plus, the timetable on Olynyk hasn't changed either. For now, he's doubtful for the start of the regular season.
Oct 14 - 4:26 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will be re-evaluated in New York City later this week.

He's missed some preseason action due to his shoulder surgery from May. Olynyk could get minutes next to Horford and also play some center himself, but it's tough to trust any non-Horford big on the Celtics. That's especially true with Jae Crowder expected to play a decent amount of four, too.
Oct 12 - 3:45 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder surgery) will not suit up for Tuesday's preseason game against the 76ers.

Olynyk still hasn't been cleared for contact, so he obviously never had a shot of suiting up for Tuesday's preseason opener. Olynyk will again be battling for minutes in Boston's crowded frontcourt this year, so he's firmly off the radar in standard settings.
Oct 4 - 6:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) was able to put up some shots in training camp on Wednesday.

Olynyk has been cleared for non-contact drills and it's good to see him back on the court and able to put up some shots. While Olynyk is capable of a big game from time to time, he won't see enough minutes in the Celtics crowded frontcourt to make much of a difference in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 29 - 11:26 AM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder surgery) has been cleared for non-contact drills.

Just in time for training camp. Olynyk will be reevaluated on Oct. 15, but this doesn't mean that he will be ready for the season opener. The Celtics won't rush him back given their frontcourt depth, but this could give Tyler Zeller an early edge over Olynyk for the backup center role.
Sep 26 - 3:14 PM

Danny Ainge implied that he needs to see more from Kelly Olynyk this season than he has shown in the past.

Olynyk connected on a surprising 40.5 percent of his three-point attempts last season, but his game-to-game performance too often fluctuated and it resulted in making KO an unreliable part of Boston's rotation. Now that Al Horford is a Celtic, it's hard to see how Olynyk—who is still fighting to recover from shoulder surgery—makes a meaningful impact in standard fantasy formats.
Sep 24 - 5:36 PM

Kelly Olynyk's recovery from shoulder surgery could "spill into the regular season" according to Celtics reporter A. Sherrod Blakely.

His timetable for a return is sometime next month, so it sounds like he could miss a large portion of training camp. Blakely adds that teams won't be pursuing Olynyk until he proves he is healthy, but said that the big man could be an interesting trade piece for the Celtics given the depth of their frontcourt. His workload will probably be limited to minutes in the lower 20s with Al Horford and Amir Johnson around, so Olynyk's fantasy outlook isn't promising.
Source: CSN NE
Sep 19 - 10:38 AM

Kelly Olynyk said that his right shoulder is feeling good and it's getting stronger, although he still doesn't know how much he'll be able to do at the start of training camp.

Olynyk underwent shoulder surgery back in mid-May, but he stated back in early-August that he's nearly got his full range of motion back and that he was a little bit ahead of his rehab schedule. Olynyk should be good to go by the time training camp rolls around, and he could be looking at an increased role with the Celtics this upcoming season due to the departure of Jared Sullinger. However, with Amir Johnson and Al Horford set to soak up the starter minutes, Olynyk will have a tough time making a difference in standard fantasy leagues.
Aug 24 - 11:21 AM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) isn't concerned about a potential contract extension.

The Celtics have until October 30 to extend Olynyk's contract, but the 25-year-old isn't concerning himself with his contractual situation right now. "I'm not really worried about that. If they want to do it, they do," Olynyk said. "If not, you can't worry about things you can't control. That's completely up to them, so we'll see what happens." Olynyk will enter the 2016-17 season as part of a crowded Celtics frontcourt and is unlikely to see enough minutes to make a big dent in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN
Aug 4 - 9:21 AM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) said his range of motion is "pretty much all the way back."

He added he's a little bit ahead of schedule from his shoulder surgery. Olynyk likely will have to shift to more power forward minutes with Al Horford becoming coach Brad Stevens' main center option. He'll likely be too inconsistent to draft in standard leagues.
Aug 3 - 4:36 PM

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PF1Amir Johnson
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