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Kelly Olynyk | Center/Forward | #9

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 hinted he's expecting to have a larger role with the Heat next season.
"I definitely had the best year of my career and I’ll keep building on that this summer, hopefully, keep expanding my game," said Olynyk. "Just kind of taking that same role that I have this year and just expanding it." Rumors regarding the Heat shopping Hassan Whiteside have been heating up, and if he does get dealt this summer, that could open up a lot of minutes for Olynyk. He was able to produce late-round value in just 23.8 minutes per contest this season, but if he could regularly earn minutes in the 30s, he'd have a solid shot at top-75 value. May 7 - 4:07 PM

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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has high expectations for Kelly Olynyk in 2018-19.

"I think he has that kind of upside, still, at 26, that he can make another big jump this summer, particularly the way he works," Spoelstra said. "He can come back something different next year." His first season in Miami was a big success, as he averaged career-highs in points (11.5), rebounds (5.7), assists (2.7) and triples (1.4) with 0.5 blocks and 0.8 steals, shooting 49.7% from the field and 77% from the line in 23.4 minutes per game. With Hassan Whiteside possibly on the move, guys like Olynyk, Bam Adebayo and James Johnson could be looking at a nice bump in value.
Apr 29 - 10:37 AM

Kelly Olynyk came off the bench and played 37 minutes on Tuesday, finishing with 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer before being eliminated by the Sixers 4-1.

Olynyk was clearly the center of choice for Erik Spoelstra in these playoffs, as he had little interest in using Hassan Whiteside against the Sixers. Olynyk played just nine minutes in Game 4 and wasn't great in Games 2 and 3, but came up big in Game 1 and Game 5, ending his season on a high note. It remains to be seen how the Heat will deal with the rift between Whiteside and Spoelstra in the offseason, so it's possible that Olynyk could be a starter next season.
Apr 24 - 11:31 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 26 points off the bench with seven rebounds, two assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes during a 130-103 loss to the 76ers on Saturday.

If not for Olynyk, the Heat would've been out of this game in the third quarter. Hassan Whiteside was benched for almost the whole second quarter and also didn't play more than five minutes in the second half. Olynyk has stepped up in the playoffs before and the Heat were at their best when he was cruising back in March. He'll likely get minutes regardless, but Joel Embiid returning could throw a wrench in the Miami center rotation.
Apr 14 - 10:51 PM

Kelly Olynyk played just 12 minutes and hit 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, six rebounds and one assist in a loss to the Thunder.

There are no reports of an injury, but his fantasy owners took a hit tonight. Olynyk hasn't had this bad of a game since he scored three points back on March 6. Maybe he'll bounce back on Wednesday against the Raptors.
Apr 9 - 10:16 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting Wednesday, to go with five 3-pointers, eight rebounds, five assists and one turnover in 23 minutes off the bench.

Olynyk drained all five of his triples during the second quarter of action, and he also cracked 1700 total minutes on the season, which queued a $1 million bonus in his contract. Hassan Whiteside finished with four points, 13 rebounds, two assists and three blocks through 21 minutes as a starter, but Olynyk really outplayed him and closed out the game.
Apr 4 - 11:10 PM

Kelly Olynyk finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 110-109 overtime loss to the Nets.

Olynyk hit 6-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-2 from behind the 3-point line. Foul trouble wasn't an issue in this one, but his minutes were still rather limited. He is no longer a top-25 fantasy option like he was when Hassan Whiteside was sidelined, but he remains a viable fantasy option in most leagues. He and his teammates will be back at it Tuesday against the Hawks.
Apr 1 - 12:00 AM

Kelly Olynyk scored 11 points with three rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in just 17 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

The minutes are discouraging for KO here, but foul trouble was an issue. Olynyk still closed this game out for the Heat and that trend should continue most nights. Sure, he's not going to be that top-25 player he was for the time Hassan Whiteside was out, but Olynyk still needs to be owned everywhere.
Mar 29 - 10:39 PM

Kelly Olynyk hit 7-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers off the bench on his way to 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 25 minutes of Tuesday's 98-79 win over the Cavaliers.

With Hassan Whiteside (hip) and Bam Adebayo (ankle) both hurting right now, Olynyk is nearly a must-start in fantasy, even though he's not starting for the Heat.
Mar 27 - 11:23 PM

Kelly Olynyk managed nine points with five rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes off the bench Friday in Oklahoma City.

Olynyk was cooled off a bit on the offensive end, but he still outperformed Bam Adebayo offensively. Even though Olynyk is coming off the bench, he remains the better fantasy option over Adebayo while Hassan Whiteside (hip) is on the mend. Kelly O is averaging 15.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists over the past eight outings.
Mar 23 - 11:09 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 22 points with five rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

This man can't be stopped right now with his career-high dimes and the Heat probably aren't in a rush to bring Hassan Whiteside back. Over his last four, Olynyk averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 boards, 5.3 dimes, 1.3 steals, 1.8 blocks and 2.8 treys on 55.6 FG%. He's been a top-10 player over this small sample and he's helping a lot of fantasy owners win their matchups these days.
Mar 21 - 10:06 PM

Kelly Olynyk hit 11-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 30 points, eight rebounds, five assists, a steal and four blocks in Monday's double-overtime thrilling win over the Nuggets.

Wow. Olynyk came through in a big way in the fantasy playoffs, but this wasn't a season-high game for him, as he scored 32 in a game just before Christmas. Olynyk filled the stat sheet all the way across the board tonight and has been playing well for the Heat. He's now averaging 16.4 points, 7.4 boards, 3.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.8 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, so congratulations are in order if you recently picked him up. He's going to get a ton of minutes going forward, regardless of when we see Hassan Whiteside (hip) again.
Mar 20 - 1:07 AM

Kelly Olynyk scored 17 points in 24 minutes vs. the Lakers on Friday, hitting 7-of-14 shots from the field.

He hit three triples and grabbed five rebounds with three steals and two blocks. We still don't know when Hassan Whiteside (hip) will return, but Olynyk was actually the second best big to own before Whiteside went down. Even if Miami gets some bodies back, Olynyk can be trusted with a four-game week coming up.
Mar 17 - 1:20 AM

Kelly Olynyk had nine points, five rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 24 minutes off the bench in Monday's 115-99 loss to the Blazers.

Olynyk has been playing well as James Johnson has faded and Hassan Whiteside is out with a hit injury. He's averaging 10 points, 7.2 boards, 4.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 53 percent shooting over his last five games, and there's a decent chance that Whiteside will be out again on Wednesday.
Mar 13 - 1:02 AM

Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 22 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

His line probably would have been a lot bigger if the Wizards weren't down 27 at the end of the third. Olynyk has been really good over his last five since he hasn't had restrictions, averaging 11.6 points, 7.2 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 treys. Hassan Whiteside (hip) moves KO into must-add territory in standard leagues.
Mar 10 - 10:09 PM

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PF1James Johnson
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C1Hassan Whiteside
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