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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
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Kelly Olynyk said that he will consider undergoing shoulder surgery this summer.
He admitted that his shoulder wasn't even 80 percent during the playoffs, so give him credit for playing though the injury. Olynyk is still evaluating different options and is getting a second opinion as well, so it's not a lock that he will need surgery. Olynyk only averaged 10.0 points, 4.1 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 3-pointers this season in 20.2 minutes per game in Boston's crowded frontcourt, so the Celtics would likely have to move some pieces around in order for him to have a larger role. Apr 29 - 11:35 AM

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Kelly Olynyk said after Thursday's shootaround that his right shoulder is feeling the best it's felt through Boston's first-round series.

Olynyk has been used sparingly through Boston's first-round matchup against the Hawks, and he'll be battling Jared Sullinger for reserve minutes on Thursday night. His shoulder may be feeling better, but it's unlikely we see him earn much more than 10 minutes tonight.
Apr 28 - 6:53 PM

Brad Stevens hinted that Kelly Olynyk's role could be limited for the remainder of the first round.

"Time will tell. ... We aren't in a position where if a guy has rust you're going to be able to play much," Stevens said. The head coach added that he'd evaluate Olynyk in shootaround to gauge his playing time moving forward, but it's worth noting that Jonas Jerebko has really come on strong vs. Atlanta and looks like the better option right now.
Apr 25 - 1:16 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) failed to score in four minutes on Sunday, and he did not play in the second half.

Amir Johnson posted nine points, nine boards and three blocks, while Jonas Jerebko double-doubled, but Olynyk and Jared Sullinger combined for just two points off the bench. Boston will need more from their second unit to wrest control of the series in Game 5, as Marcus Smart accounted for more than 90 percent of their bench points tonight.
Apr 24 - 9:16 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will be available to play on Sunday vs. the Hawks.

He may provide some shooting in the second unit now that Jonas Jerebko is starting, but Olynyk's minutes should be pretty limited if he even plays at all. Most fantasy owners will want to ignore him for now.
Apr 24 - 4:11 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is "questionable at best" for Sunday with no new update.

In other words, he's doubtful to play. The Celtics tightened up their rotation with Jonas Jerebko really stepping up, posting a double-double in 37 minutes. Jerebko and Amir Johnson have gained enough trust and playing time to be factors in DFS.
Apr 23 - 3:24 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will not play against the Hawks on Friday.

That means Tyler Zeller will be in the rotation again tonight. Jonas Jerebko is also a very appealing guy in the starting lineup. There is also a lot of pressure on Amir Johnson and Jared Sullinger at the five spot.
Apr 22 - 8:03 PM

Kelly Olynyk (right shoulder) did not go through practice on Thursday, and head coach Brad Stevens said that he'll be "questionable probably at best" for Friday's Game 3 vs. Atlanta.

"Obviously, [Olynyk's potential absence] would affect it from the standpoint of rotations because I do think Kelly's strength is something we need," Stevens said before Thursday's practice. "So, we're going to have to find that from other sources, obviously." It doesn't sound like Olynyk will be ready for Friday's game, which will translate to more minutes for Evan Turner, Tyler Zeller and Jonas Jerebko.
Apr 21 - 2:42 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is questionable for Game 3 against the Hawks on Friday.

He was disappointed he couldn't play in Game 2 and was ruled out about 90 minutes before tip on Tuesday. Not even going through warmups is slightly discouraging for his chances, but two full days off makes a big difference. If he can't go, it'll be basically be Tyler Zeller stepping up with Jonas Jerebko becoming more important for spacing.
Apr 20 - 3:13 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) has been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 2 vs. Atlanta.

Olynyk only logged 12 minutes off the bench during Game 1, and those minutes will likely be divvied up between Jared Sullinger, Jonas Jerebko and Tyler Zeller for Game 2. There's not a clear-cut winner here in terms of fantasy hoops, but Sullinger is the guy with the most upside. Brad Stevens said that Olynyk has been playing through "a good deal of pain" since the All-Star break, and while surgery has not been discussed, he could certainly be looking at a multi-game absence here.

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Hawks.

Olynyk is dealing with a tweak of an injury from earlier in the season and will be a game-time decision according to head coach Brad Stevens. We'll keep an eye on his status prior to tipoff, but the Celtics will likely use a committee approach if Olynyk is held out.
Apr 19 - 12:31 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will sit out of Monday's practice.

He didn't practice on Sunday either and he said he still doesn't know if he will be able to play in Game 2 on Tuesday. Olynyk revealed that he is dealing with a "tweak" from an injury he had earlier in the season, but we likely won't hear anything more regarding his status until Tuesday's shootaround. The Celtics will likely use a committee approach to replace his minutes if Olynyk is held out.
Apr 18 - 1:35 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) said he doesn't know if he will be able to play in Game 2 vs. the Hawks on Tuesday.

He said that it's a "tweak" from an injury earlier this season, but he likely won't know his status until he sees how it feels in practice. Olynyk only played 12 minutes in Game 1, but expect the Celtics to use a committee approach to replace his minutes if he needs to miss time.
Apr 17 - 1:24 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored two points with one rebound and one assist in 12 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

It looked like coach Brad Stevens just didn't want to throw Olynyk to the wolves known as Paul Millsap and Al Horford. The Celtics being down at half and Stevens still not trusting Olynyk speaks volumes here. He likely won't be playing much in this series.
Apr 16 - 10:03 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 14 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

The Celtics needed points in a hurry in the second half, so coach Brad Stevens turned to Olynyk. He's basically the Celtics' version of Mirza Teletovic for offensive boosts when they're losing big. His playing time is a bit unpredictable.
Apr 11 - 10:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
3John Holland
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Jared Sullinger
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller