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Kelly Olynyk | Center

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 238
College: Gonzaga
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Kelly Olynyk may be facing a suspension for his actions against Kevin Love during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Cavs.
Olynyk got tangled up with Love on a play during the first quarter, pulling at Loves arm, and it resulted in a dislocated shoulder for Love. Evan Turner did come to Olynyk's defense after the game saying, "He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He just can't box out to save his life." Boston's season is over, so the suspension wouldn't go in effect until next season, but we'll be watching or an official ruling from the league. Olynyk finished Sunday's game with just one point and one rebound through 11 minutes of play. Apr 26 - 6:33 PM

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Kelly Olynyk played just three minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

He didn't take a shot today and coach Brad Stevens basically cut him out of the rotation. Olynyk only added one assist and one turnover tonight. His minutes went to Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome, who both played well. Olynyk's sub-par rim protecting likely cost him some playing time and that might continue the rest of the way.
Apr 23 - 9:41 PM

Kelly Olynyk started the second half of Sunday's game in Cleveland, finishing with 12 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 18 minutes of action.

Olynyk wasn't bothered despite playing with five stitches in his head after being elbowed in the Celts' regular-season finale. He was hot offensively in the first half and bumped Tyler Zeller to the bench, but it's unclear whether this was a temporary switch or something Brad Stevens will stick with on Tuesday. We'll pass along an update once Stevens discusses the decision.
Apr 19 - 7:20 PM

Kelly Olynyk needed five stitches on the back of his head after he was forced to leave Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

He wasn't able to return, but he should be fine moving forward and we will leave him off the injury report unless we hear anything different. Olynyk played well with 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting with five boards, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes, but the Celtics have a very difficult task in front of them as they will have to take on the Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs.
Apr 16 - 12:40 AM

Kelly Olynyk was forced to leave Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks with an injury to the back of his head and he will not return.

He was holding a towel to the back of his head to stop the bleeding, but it doesn't appear to be anything too serious. Olynyk could be tested for a concussion as a precaution, but we will update his status when we know more. He finished with 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting with five boards, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes.
Apr 15 - 10:24 PM

Kelly Olynyk was held to three points on 1-of-4 shooting in 13 minutes vs. the Raptors on Tuesday, contributing as many personal fouls (four) as rebounds (four).

The future is bright in Boston no matter how far they get in the postseason -- they have a roster laden with young talent, a bushel of draft picks, and a GM who is relentless and opportunistic in trade talks. With only $40-$45 million in guaranteed contracts for the 2015-16 season the Celtics should be quite busy this summer, but for now their focus is squarely on the playoffs.
Apr 14 - 10:27 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored two points with two rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

Jared Sullinger ate into KO's minutes tonight and that may continue the rest of the way. Olynyk only played 20.3 minutes per game in his previous 10, so fantasy owners shouldn't have too much of a problem cutting him.
Apr 10 - 11:20 PM

Kelly Olynyk started the second half against the Pistons on Wednesday, finishing with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 18 minutes.

It's not too unusual for Olynyk to start over Tyler Zeller in the second half, so there's no need to read anything into it. Olynyk is a low-end player to own in standard leagues due to the low minutes total.
Apr 8 - 11:22 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored five points with four boards, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

His left eye didn't heal much and he could still barely see out of it. Olynyk should be able to keep his minutes around 20 and he's been able to do enough on the stat sheet to warrant consideration in standard leagues. If he was sitting on the wire before this game, there's probably no reason to add him with just one game (Saturday) until Wednesday.
Apr 4 - 12:05 AM

Kelly Olynyk (eye) said he guilted himself into playing through his eye injury on Wednesday after talking with Boston Bruins defenseman Doug Hamilton.

"I remember two days ago, I was texting Dougie Hamilton, and he told me he broke his ribs and he's trying to come back before the playoffs, and I was like, man, I can't sit out, he's gonna rip me. All those hockey guys would have killed me so I had to do it," Olynyk said. It's worth noting that it's standard operating procedure in the NHL to not disclose the extent of players' injuries, so Olynyk spilled the beans a bit on this one. Eye injury aside, Olynyk isn't a must-own player in standard fantasy leagues, but he's worth a flier for owners with an extra roster spot.
Source: ESPN Boston
Apr 2 - 10:52 AM

Kely Olynyk scored 19 points basically with one eye closed on Wednesday against the Pacers, making 7-of-10 from the field with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

Apparently he should get popped in the eye more often. Olynyk could barely see against the Pacers because his teammate elbowed him in the eye during warmups. Olynyk is still only logging around 20 minutes per night, but his high usage and multiple-category production put him on the radar in standard leagues. If you're into looking at gross black eyes, there's a picture of KO's eye in the link below.
Apr 2 - 12:01 AM

Kelly Olynyk (left eye laceration) will attempt to play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

It's a crucial game for both teams' playoff hopes, which explains why Olynyk is even considering playing -- he took a hard elbow during warmups and his eye has swelled up to nearly the size of a golf ball (you can see it via the link below). We doubt he'll be very effective tonight and there's still a chance he won't even play, which makes him a very shaky option.
Apr 1 - 6:45 PM

Kelly Olynyk (left eye laceration) is doubtful to play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

He suffered the injury at shootaround due to an elbow from Shavlik Randolph. With Olynyk out, Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, Jae Crowder and Jonas Jerebko should get more minutes. Bass and Zeller are worth starting in standard leagues tonight.
Apr 1 - 5:07 PM

Kelly Olynyk was elbowed in the eye at shootaround and it swelled immediately.

We don't know if this puts him in jeopardy of missing tonight's game against the Pacers. There's been no indication he'll be out and we'll track this one heading to tip. If he's out, Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, Jonas Jerebko and Jae Crowder would benefit.
Apr 1 - 4:37 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting vs. the Clippers, adding five boards, two assists and one steal in just 22 minutes of action.

Olynyk played exactly 17 minutes in each of his three previous games, with only one 18-point performance jumping out of the boxscore. The late-season surge we were hoping for has proven elusive and he belongs on the waiver wire until his playing time increases.
Mar 29 - 9:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
SF1Evan Turner
2Jae Crowder
3James Young
4Luigi Datome
5Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Jonas Jerebko
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk