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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 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. Dec 7 - 10:25 PM

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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.
Dec 3 - 11:33 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.
Nov 30 - 10:40 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.
Nov 28 - 10:30 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.
Nov 25 - 3:32 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.
Nov 19 - 9:25 PM

Kelly Olynyk did not score against the Warriors on Friday with three rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 17 minutes.

The Warriors can make bigs look pretty bad and they did just that to Olynyk. He still likely has the inside track to be the No. 2 big behind Al Horford (concussion), but it isn't by a wide margin. His fantasy owners probably shouldn't be holding on too tightly if there is a hot free agent out there.
Nov 18 - 10:56 PM

Kelly Olynyk earned another start vs. the Mavs on Wednesday, scoring 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting with four rebounds and zero assists, steals, blocks or 3-pointers.

Al Horford (concussion) missed his eighth straight game despite practicing on Tuesday, as the Celtics are wisely being cautious with their prized offseason acquisition. Olynyk's minutes will likely dip into the low-20s upon Horford's return, which might be enough for him to settle in the top-120 range for 8-cat/9-cat value.
Nov 16 - 11:49 PM

Kelly Olynyk was held to five points in Monday's loss to the Pelicans, adding eight rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer before fouling out in 35 minutes.

It was a night to forget for Olynyk. He shot just 1-of-8 from the field (1-of-7 from deep) and also turned the ball over twice, but the Pelicans' defense deserves some credit as well. Olynyk was averaging 17.5 points per game in his previous two outings and the minutes have been there, but his role will take a hit if Al Horford (concussion) makes his return against Dallas on Wednesday.
Nov 14 - 11:14 PM

Kelly Olynyk scored 16 points with six rebounds, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

Besides being a floor spacer on offense, the Celtics continue to play solid defense out there with KO and the other three main guards. He does get some minutes next to the other bigs, so Olynyk may have the inside track to be the No. 2 big behind Al Horford. It’s not going to be easy for him to lock up a consistent role in coach Brad Stevens’ rotation, but he’s off to a great start. There is some upside for owners looking for a change.
Nov 12 - 11:30 PM

Kelly Olynyk moved into the starting lineup in Friday's 115-87 win over the Knicks, scoring 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting.

He scored just two points in his season debut, but he was feeling it tonight. Olynyk added seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and three triples and also hit all four free throws. He played 30 minutes after seeing 26 on Wednesday, so the shoulder must be responding well. As much as we'd like to get excited about this line, Olynyk's long-term outlook is clouded by the return of Al Horford (concussion) - Horford will travel with the Celtics on their two-game road trip and has a legitimate shot to play.
Nov 11 - 11:07 PM

Kelly Olynyk will start over Tyler Zeller against the Knicks on Friday.

He played 26 minutes in his season debut on Wednesday, so the Celtics obviously feel he's close to 100 percent. IN the second half on Wednesday, Olynyk didn't exactly play well with no points in 13.4 minutes. He's still worth a look for tonight, but his long-term value is dicey with Al Horford (concussion) getting closer.
Nov 11 - 5:41 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) made his season debut on Wednesday with two points on 1-of-6 shooting, six rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes.

Olynyk's return is good news for a Celtics team that's still without Al Horford (concussion), and he even started the second half in place of Tyler Zeller. He's worth a look in deeper leagues, but the majority of owners can just keep an eye on him with Horford day-to-day.
Nov 9 - 9:31 PM

Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Smart started the second half over Tyler Zeller and Jaylen Brown.

Whenever coach Brad Stevens' team gets crushed in the first half, you can expect a second-half tweak. The Celtics were down 34-8 at the end of the first quarter, so there you go.
Nov 9 - 8:25 PM

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

It'll be his season debut for his first action since April. Olynyk will likely be limited, but he has been practicing without restrictions since Oct. 31. With Olynyk back, coach Brad Stevens' frontcourt rotation should look a lot like last year because Al Horford (concussion) is out. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach on Olynyk while Amir Johnson and Tyler Zeller take a hit.
Nov 9 - 2:39 PM

Depth Charts

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