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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 scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 31 minutes.
This was a nice bounce-back performance following Friday's scoreless, 11-minute stinker, but as we've seen time and again this season, Olynyk could very well go back to being a complete non-factor his next time out. Olynyk's inconsistency makes him far too volatile of an asset to depend on in most settings. Mar 12 - 6:54 PM

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Kelly Olynyk busted out of his mini-slump with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. the Warriors, adding five rebounds, five assists, three steals and just one turnover in 26 minutes.

Olynyk even sank a 3-pointer tonight, and it was a far cry from his numbers over Boston's previous three games -- 3.7 points on combined 5-of-20 shooting, with limited supporting stats. Despite tonight's outburst it's hard to trust Olynyk for every-night value, especially since he struggled even with Al Horford (elbow) out of the picture recently.
Mar 9 - 1:55 AM

Kelly Olynyk was quiet on Sunday despite the absence of Al Horford (elbow), going 0-of-5 from the field to finish scoreless with four rebounds.

Olynyk added two blocks and one assist in 22 minutes off the bench, in a very disappointing effort for anyone who deployed him due to Horford's absence. He was red-hot going into the All-Star break but the long layoff seems to have ruined his momentum -- in the six games since he's averaging a mere 5.6 points on 39.3 percent shooting. We'll let you know if he gets back on track.
Mar 5 - 8:21 PM

Kelly Olynyk played just 11 minutes and finished with two points, three rebounds and a steal on 1-of-3 shooting in Monday's loss to the Hawks.

Olynyk hasn't scored more than five points in three straight games, which is particularly concerning since Al Horford has been in the worst slump of his career over his last four. And if Oly can't get it done with Horford playing so poorly, his outlook for the rest of the season doesn't look great. He was really hot 10 days ago, but if you're still holding onto him, it's probably time to hit the waiver wire.
Feb 27 - 11:32 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 17 points with seven rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

He's tearing it up again over his last five, averaging 16.0 points, 7.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.2 treys on 64.6 percent from the field in 27.4 minutes per game. We've seen these Olynyk stretches before and KO is only putting up value around 125 in standard leagues over his last 15, so he's only a borderline add in 12-team formats, especially with Avery Bradley (Achilles) coming back soon.
Feb 16 - 10:35 PM

Kelly Olynyk stayed hot vs. the Sixers on Wednesday with a 6-of-8 mark from the field, hitting two 3-pointers to finish with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal.

Olynyk did his damage in just 26 minutes and he's now shooting 64.4 percent in Boston's past five games. His strong play has been enough for value in most leagues, and it's helped the Celtics improve their record to 37-19, keeping them three games ahead of the No. 3 seed Wizards in the East.
Feb 15 - 10:50 PM

Kelly Olynyk refused to cool off on Monday, making 6-of-10 shots to finish with 15 points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 29 minutes of action.

The backup big man is on fire in February, averaging 13.8 points on 59.6 percent shooting. He's draining 1.4 threes with 6.6 boards, 2.0 dimes, 0.6 steals and 0.6 blocks, numbers that almost demand ownership until he cools off. His role isn't always this robust, and owners should be aware that the Celtics could shake up their frontcourt up via trades in the next 10 days.
Feb 13 - 11:10 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points and hit three 3-pointers against the Jazz on Saturday.

He picked up five fouls for the second straight game, so he could've had an even bigger night. The Celtics need his floor spacing with Jae Crowder (personal) and Avery Bradley (Achilles) out, so that explains his recent spike in minutes. He finished 8-of-11 from the field with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks, and it's worth noting that the Celtics are one of two teams that play three times in Week 17 with the All-Star break coming up next weekend.
Feb 12 - 12:49 AM

Kelly Olynyk played 23 minutes and hit 5-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points and seven rebounds in Thursday's 120-111 win in Portland.

The 23 minutes were the most he's seen in his last six games, although he also scored 13 points on Sunday when he played 22 minutes against the Clippers. He saw a little more run tonight with Jae Crowder (personal) out, but it's tough to tell when Brad Stevens is going to turn to Olynyk on most nights. As long as Al Horford is healthy, Olynyk's a risky roll of the dice on most nights.
Feb 10 - 1:54 AM

Kelly Olynyk logged 22 minutes vs. L.A. on Sunday, making 5-of-10 shots for 13 points, four boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Olynyk went 1-of-4 from downtown but he had more luck in the post since the Clippers continually switched smaller players onto him. He'll chip in some 3-pointers and boards most nights, with strong FG percentages, but he's hard to trust in standard leagues while Al Horford is healthy.
Feb 5 - 5:11 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will play Friday night vs. the Lakers.

Olynyk tweaked his shoulder on Monday and sat out Wednesday's game. He's been a bit inconsistent, but his overall numbers last month were encouraging. Over 14 games in January, Olynyk averaged 10.6 points (shooting 58.4% from the field), 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists. His return will cut into Jonas Jerebko, Tyler Zeller, and Amir Johnson's minutes.
Feb 3 - 6:07 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Friday's matchup with the Lakers.

Olynyk did not play Wednesday night after tweaking his left shoulder on Monday. Olynyk didn't seem overly concerned with the injury when speaking with reporters on Thursday, stating that he was feeling a lot better and that he would be "good to go" in a few more days. If Olynyk can't play Friday, Jonas Jerebko, Tyler Zeller, and Amir Johnson will likely divvy up his minutes.
Feb 3 - 11:08 AM

Kelly Olynyk (left shoulder strain) downplayed the seriousness of his injury on Thursday, telling reporters that it "shouldn’t be anything to worry about."

Olynyk said he "tweaked" his left shoulder during Monday’s game. He was forced to sit out Wednesday's contest vs. the Raptors but appears to be feeling better. "It’s progressing really well the last couple days. So hopefully a few more days and it’ll be good to go," he said. The Celtics play Friday vs. the Lakers and Sunday vs. the Clippers. We should have an update on Olynyk's status for Friday's game after shootaround.
Feb 3 - 9:48 AM

Kelly Olynyk (left shoulder strain) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

This is a big surprise with coach Brad Stevens just saying two minutes ago that he likes Olynyk next to Jonas Jerebko. This is also to his left shoulder and not his right one, which required surgery. With Olynyk out, there should be a few extra minutes going to Jerebko while Tyler Zeller should get run. Plus, there will be more minutes of Jae Crowder at the four, which helps Jaylen Brown a bit.
Feb 1 - 5:58 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 17 points with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

When you're playing well, coach Brad Stevens will give you big minutes. When you're not and the matchup isn't there, it could be single-digit minutes. Olynyk obviously took advantage of Al Horford (groin) not playing to almost double his average of 20.8 minutes per game on the year. We saw him heat up earlier in the year and he fizzled out, but feel free to give him a look until he cools off.
Jan 29 - 12:38 AM