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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 vanished on Wednesday with just four points, two rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes.
He came in hot, averaging 20.5 points, 3.0 triples, 8.5 boards, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals in his previous two games, but he never got it going vs. smaller Knicks lineups tonight. He's not a bad player to own, but his owners should be prepared for more random duds. Jan 18 - 11:33 PM

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The Celtics have asked Kelly Olynyk to be aggressive and look for his shot more often.

Olynyk had offseason surgery that kept him from participating in full basketball activities for the better part of six months. He is finally working his way back into optimal shape and has played well of late. He has scored at least 12 points in four of the Celtics last five games and has 41 points, 17 boards and six 3-pointers over his last two games. There is a chance he gets promoted to Boston's starting lineup, as coach Brad Stevens said, " I think he’s a good fit with Al (Horford)."
Jan 17 - 11:23 AM

Kelly Olynyk didn't replace Amir Johnson in the starting lineup on Monday, but did play through an ankle injury and hit 6-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a steal in 26 minutes.

Olynk is playing well right now and appears to be on the cusp of starting for Boston. But even if he continues to come off the bench, he's averaging 14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 3-pointers while shooting 64 percent from the field in 26 minutes a game over his last five. He's a hot pickup in fantasy right now, even if he never does crack Boston's starting five.
Jan 16 - 10:36 PM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) and Avery Bradley (Achilles) will play Monday vs. the Hornets.

Olynyk got tripped up by a ball boy during Sunday's practice and rolled his ankle, but luckily the ankle tweak won't force him to spend any time on the sidelines. Bradley is likely going to start tonight, which will send Marcus Smart back to the bench.
Jan 16 - 5:57 PM

Kelly Olynyk rolled his right ankle when he was tripped up by a ball boy while going through some shooting drills on Sunday, and he was unable to participate in the remainder of the practice.

At the moment, It's unclear how severe this ankle injury is, but for now we'll have to consider Olynyk questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets. If he's out, his playing time will be divvied up between Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround.
Source: Mass Live
Jan 15 - 2:19 PM

Kelly Olynyk was on fire against the Hawks on Friday, making 9-of-11 from the field for a season-high 26 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He started the third quarter with coach Brad Stevens going with the hot hand after KO scored 18 in the first half. On top of that 100.0 effective field goal percentage, Olynyk's defense was very good on the low block to help Horford. Coach Brad Stevens lives on the hot hand, so Olynyk is going to be up and down. He's only worth an add if he was on your short list before this gem.
Jan 14 - 1:03 AM

Kelly Olynyk started the second half in place of Amir Johnson on Friday vs. Atlanta.

Olynyk was rolling in the first half with 18 points and four treys, so coach Brad Stevens is going to go with the hot hand in the second half.
Jan 13 - 9:27 PM

Backup center Kelly Olynyk hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, four rebounds and a block in 25 minutes on Tuesday.

Oly also had 12 points, four boards, four assists and two 3-pointers on Saturday, as Tyler Zeller continues to sit with an illness. Olynyk is far from being a must-own player, but with Zeller missing four straight games, Olynyk is worth keeping a close eye on right now.
Jan 10 - 10:15 PM

Kelly Olynyk went 7-of-9 from the field in 23 minutes off the bench on Sunday, on his way to 16 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

Olynyk was ultra efficient in his limited minutes coming in with an 88.9 effective field goal percentage, but he’s just not a big enough part of the rotation in Boston to command any standard league value.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 02:50:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk took advantage of garbage time on Wednesday, scoring nine points with four boards, two assists and one steals in 20 minutes off the bench.

The fourth-year big man is averaging just 15.8 minutes in Boston's past four games, and he was scoreless prior to garbage time tonight. It's hard to see him emerging with standard-league value while Al Horford, Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko are healthy, especially if Boston uses Jae Crowder and Jaylen Brown for stretches at PF.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:25:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored six points with one assist and one 3-pointer in 11 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

It's not looking good for Olynyk. Coach Brad Stevens likes using Olynyk next to Jonas Jerebko, and he’s only used KO next to Al Horford for only 8.5 minutes per game in the previous two. He's a clear drop in most cases.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 11:33:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk got hot vs. the Pistons on Wednesday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-9 shots with a 3-of-4 mark from downtown.

Olynyk added three rebounds and two assists without any defensive stats, but his efforts weren't enough to avoid a disappointing home loss. His playing time had been depressed lately and we'll need to see him play 25+ minutes in a few more games before biting in standard leagues.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 10:40:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk came off the bench and hit 5-of-7 shots, two 3-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws for 14 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 20 minutes on Monday.

Al Horford (personal) was out and Tyler Zeller started, allowing Olynyk to see some extra minutes off the bench tonight. However, Horford will be back for the next one, so both Zeller and Oly aren't all that appealing going forward.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 10:30:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored nine points with one rebound, three steals and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

Coach Brad Stevens is going to play the matchups with his second big man. With how frequently Stevens will go small, it looks like only Al Horford is going to carry consistent value among the Celtics bigs. Olynyk can be dropped in most leagues.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 03:32:00 PM

Kelly Olynyk returned to the bench on Saturday and only managed to get on the court for 14 minutes, putting up five points, one rebound, one assist, one 3-pointer and one turnover.

It’s pretty clear that Olynyk’s value is going to take a massive hit with Al Horford (concussion) back in the mix, so if you picked him up for the short-term value while Horford was out, it makes sense to send return him to the waiver wire.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 09:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
SG1Avery Bradley
2Terry Rozier
3Gerald Green
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller