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Kelly Olynyk | Center

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 238
College: Gonzaga

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Kelly Olynyk (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Cavs.
With Olynyk unavailable, Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, and Jonas Jerebko will continue to man Boston's frontcourt, with Bass and Zeller offering the most upside. Boston plays at home against Utah on Wednesday, and we'll be considering Olynyk questionable for that one. Mar 3 - 5:40 PM

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Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is unsure if he'll be able to play against the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Olynyk will test his ankle in shootaround before making a decision on whether to play Tuesday night. The big man has been out since late-January with his ankle injury, but seems to be on the precipice of a return to the court. Olynyk will join a frontcourt logjam with Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, Jae Crowder, and Jonas Jerebko upon his return, so his fantasy value will likely be limited to deeper leagues barring an injury.

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is making progress, but there is no timetable for his return.

"I’m just letting it play out," he said. "It’s tough. It’s real tough. . . . The fact that you could go probably, but you just want to make sure you’re helping your team; you’re not a detriment. You know, you can do the things you want to do out there." Although he's progressing, it doesn't like sound the Celtics or Olynyk are rushing his return. The Celtics will have a logjam when Olynyk returns with Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, Jonas Jerebko, Evan Turner and Jae Crowder all occupying minutes along the frontline.

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) didn't play on Sunday, as expected.

This makes 17 straight DNPs for Olynyk, whose next chance to return comes in Cleveland on Tuesday. He has intriguing rest-of-season upside in Boston's frontcourt, but first he'll need to regain his conditioning after such a long layoff.
Mar 1 - 8:42 PM

Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens said that Kelly Olynyk (ankle) "probably won't play" Sunday vs. the Warriors.

Stevens added that even if Olynyk is available on Sunday, it's unlikely he will leave the bench, so it's probably safe to leave Olynyk on your bench today. Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass, and Jonas Jerebko will remain the primary beneficiaries with Olynyk sidelined.

Kelly Olynyk made it through most of practice on Saturday, and while he did say his ankle is feeling better, he wasn't ready to commit to returning to action just yet.

He remains questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Warriors, but head coach Brad Stevens said he would not be surprised if Olynyk was available to play. Olynyk should be stashed in most leagues considering Jared Sullinger (foot) is out for the season, while Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller and Jonas Jerebko will all see their playing time take a hit when Olynyk does return.
Feb 28 - 1:18 PM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is questionable to play against the Warriors and is hopeful to practice on Saturday.

He's been out since January and is finally getting closer to a return. The Celtics have been very creative with their frontcourt and coach Brad Stevens has been playing a lot of Jonas Jerebko. "[Jerebko is] not a five in a perfect world but maybe a five in our world," Stevens said. Jae Crowder has also been a stretch four a ton and has benefitted the most in the past couple. Olynyk is worth stashing in most leagues now.
Feb 27 - 5:55 PM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) will not play against the Knicks.

Coach Brad Stevens did say KO could be back within a week today. He was expected to be re-evaluated before today and the Celtics should have an update for us soon. With Olynyk out, Brandon Bass will continue to be the primary offensive big man for the Celtics with Tyler Zeller also getting more run. Olynyk is worth a look as a stash in standard leagues.
Feb 25 - 5:44 PM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) will be re-evaluated in Boston following the current road trip.

He should be considered questionable to play against the Knicks on Wednesday. Olynyk will have a very nice floor in fantasy with Jared Sullinger out for the season, so feel free to grab him now before someone else does.
Feb 23 - 7:48 PM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Suns on Monday.

Brad Stevens said he thinks Olynyk will be "close to playing" by the end of the homestand, which would indicate a possible return on either Friday or Sunday. When he does return, Olynyk will probably be eased in after missing so much time, but he should be in line for a larger role than previously with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for the season. Without Olynyk, Brandon Bass and Tyler Zeller will continue to get more run.
Feb 23 - 9:55 AM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

While Olynyk will not be available for Sunday's game, Brad Stevens expects him to return towards the end of Boston's upcoming homestand. With news that Jared Sullinger (foot) will remain sidelined for the remainder of the 2014-15 season, Olynyk is looking like a must-own guy. As a starter this season, Olynyk owns averages of 11.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal, 0.5 blocks, and 1.1 three-pointers per game. When he is able to return, Brandon Bass will likely head back to the bench.
Feb 22 - 2:06 PM

Updating a previous report, Kelly Olynyk (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Kings.

Olynyk was limited to non-contact portions of Thursday's practice, and he remained non-committal when asked if he'd be able to suit up for any games on Boston's current three-game road trip. "I don't know," Olynyk said when asked about his availability for the road trip. "We'll see how it progresses. It's tough to say. [Moving] laterally actually isn't really what hurts. It's more like forward, jumping and sprinting. I can go laterally." With Jared Sullinger (foot) looking at an extended absence, Olynyk should be stashed in most leagues.
Feb 19 - 6:48 PM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) was spotted rebounding for teammates in a shooting drill during Thursday's practice, but it's not clear to what extent he was able to participate.

We'll be considering Olynyk doubtful for Friday's game against the Kings, however, with news that Jared Sullinger (foot) is going to be sidelined for "awhile," Olynyk looks like a quality stash candidate. We'll continue to provide updates on Olynyk as they become available, but with both him and Sullinger out for Friday, Tyler Zeller and Brandon Bass will make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues.
Feb 19 - 6:03 PM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) would not have been ready to practice on Wednesday.

His ankle injury is expected to keep him out for at least a few more games and we may not see Olynyk until March. The Celtics are unlikely to trade Brandon Bass, but Olynyk is still a decent stash in fantasy leagues.
Feb 18 - 9:13 PM

Kelly Olynyk (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game, in addition to the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend.

He will join the team in Sacramento prior to their next game on Feb. 20, and coach Brad Stevens is hopeful that Olynyk can resume practicing soon after the break. Olynyk is a sneaky guy to target for rest-of-season value in deeper leagues, and could become a standard-league asset if Brandon Bass or another big man gets traded prior to the deadline. His absence vs. the Hawks on Wednesday leaves plenty of minutes available for Tyler Zeller, Jared Sullinger and Bass.

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
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk