Kelly Olynyk
Kelly Olynyk
Kelly Olynyk
Kelly Olynyk
27-Year-Old C
2017–18 NBA Stats
2018–19 NBA Projections
PTS
11.5
REB
5.7
AST
2.7
STL
0.8
BLK
0.5
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REB
AST
STL
BLK
2017–18 Fantasy Outlook
Olynyk, a 7-footer capable of spreading the floor, was picked up by the Heat for the 2017-18 season after the Celtics were more or less forced to let him walk after the signing of Gordon Hayward. He’s shown promise though his first four years in the league and ended u... read more
Olynyk, a 7-footer capable of spreading the floor, was picked up by the Heat for the 2017-18 season after the Celtics were more or less forced to let him walk after the signing of Gordon Hayward. He’s shown promise though his first four years in the league and ended up averaging 9.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists across 20.5 minutes per game last season. While his three-point percentage has fluctuated year-by-year since entering the league, Olynyk has become a more efficient scorer overall, raising his true shooting percentage each year through better shot selection. He’s capable of playing both power forward and center, though has trouble keeping up with the faster forwards in the league off the dribble, leading him to play more center. As a result, he’ll likely spend the majority of his minutes backing up starting center Hassan Whiteside -- who garnered 32.6 minutes per game last season -- and fill in at power forward here and there. Due to the Heat’s frontcourt makeup, it seems doubtful that Olynyk will see a massive jump in workload, but a sixth-man role doesn’t seem out of the question. For that reason, Olynyk’s Fantasy stock is likely on the rise.
HT: 7'0"    WT: 235 lbs.    DOB: 4/19/1991    College: Gonzaga    Drafted: 1st Rd, #13 Overall in 2013Show Contract
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Kelly Olynyk Contract Info:
Signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Heat in July of 2017.
Leads team with 18 points Tuesday
CMiami Heat
April 24, 2018
Olynyk totaled 18 points (7-16 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 3-5 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block in 37 minutes during Tuesday's 104-91 loss to Philadelphia.
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Kelly Olynyk 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
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  1. Kelly Olynyk 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Kelly Olynyk 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    Entering his fourth NBA season, Olynyk will look to solidify himself as a starting-caliber big man on what should be a strong Celtics team. After coming off the bench for 61 of 69 games last season, Olynyk is a candidate to start at power forward his season alongside high-profile free agent addition Al Horford. The pair will form one of the better shooting frontcourts in the Eastern Conference. Horford dramatically improved as an outside shooter in 2015-16, while Olynyk hit nearly 41 percent of his three-pointers on a career-high 3.0 attempts per game. The majority of Olynyk's minutes came at the center spot last season, so he'll have to adjust to defending quicker power forwards, while fending off competition for minutes from the likes of Tyler Zeller, Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko. The Celtics will deploy one of the NBA's deepest rotations, so even if Olynyk flourishes, it's unlikely that he tops 25 minutes per game, hindering what would otherwise be decent fantasy production in the three-point and rebounding categories. The question is whether Olynyk will be ready to begin the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery in May. Olynyk was originally given a five-month recovery timetable, but reports heading into training camp suggest he might be progressing quicker than anticipated. It's unclear whether he'll ultimately miss any regular season contests, but if he does, it shouldn't be more than a handful of games before Olynyk is back up to speed.
  3. Kelly Olynyk 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    The breakout season some predicted for Olynyk in 2014-15 unfortunately did not occur, as the Canadian had a shaky sophomore season. On the positive side of things, he saw improvement in minutes (20 to 22), points (8.7 to 10.3), three-pointers (0.6 to 1.0), and steals (0.5 to 1.0), as well as a slight one-point improvement in field goal shooting to 48 percent. But he regressed in other areas. His rebounds decreased to 4.7 per game, and his free throw percentage dropped 17 points to 68 percent. Olynyk also missed over a month of action due to a severe right ankle sprain. But the most glaring issue was Olynyk's tendency to become a non-factor in many games. Last year, The Clynyk had 22 games where he scored five points or fewer, including three poor efforts in the playoffs versus Cleveland. GM Danny Ainge realized the Celtics needed frontcourt help, acquiring David Lee and Amir Johnson in the off-season. Both veterans will probably take minutes from Olynyk, even with the departure of Brandon Bass. For Olynyk's third season, he's probably once again looking at a bench role with limited opportunities to develop his game. That could all change though if GM Danny Ainge makes a big trade deadline deal, as many expect. Until then, Olynyk's opportunities for growth seem limited.
  4. Kelly Olynyk 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    Olynyk generated buzz entering his rookie season after wowing the onlookers at the 2013 Orlando Summer League, but summer-league performances are not a guarantee of future performance. The 7-foot power forward went on to have an up-and-down season, which included an early-season ankle injury. In 70 games, he averaged 8.7 points on 47-percent shooting, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 20 minutes per game last season. Olynyk hinted at the polished offensive game that was his reputation coming out of Gonzaga, but he's a work-in-progress defensively. Forced to see a lot of action at center, NBA bigs attacked him in the post, and he was susceptible in pick-and-roll defense. That's largely due to his conditioning, something Olynyk has been working on between years one and two in the Association. Auguring well for the big man is the improvement he showed over the second half of the season that culminated in an impressive three-game stretch (25.7 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 3.7 apg) to finish the season. He'll get the minutes he needs to develop, expanding offensively and improving defensively, but the addition of Tyler Zeller will limit the available minutes at center. And there's a crowd at the four, along with Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger. That's a problem coach Brad Stevens will need to address, but Olynyk is in line for an increased role this season.
  5. Kelly Olynyk 2013–14 Preseason Outlook
    A case can be made that Olynyk deserved MVP honors from the Orlando Summer League. While the sample size was small, he impressed fans with 18.0 points, 7,8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 58 percent from the field. He even hit three 3-pointers. Olynyk is a legit 7-footer but prefers a face-up offensive approach and lacks the bulk to guard true centers. He'll get most of his minutes at the power forward spot. "The Klynyk" (we'll see if that nickname takes off) is a big part of Boston's rebuilding plans.
Kelly Olynyk News Updates
Plays 36 minutes in Game 3
CMiami Heat
April 19, 2018
Olynyk contributed nine points (2-6 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five assists, three rebounds, three blocks and one steal across 36 minutes in Thursday's 128-108 loss to the 76ers.
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Explodes for team-high scoring total
CMiami Heat
April 15, 2018
Olynyk posted 26 points (9-13 FG, 4-5 3Pt 4-7 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one block across 31 minutes in Miami's 130-103 loss to the Sixers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
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Helps team to comeback victory
CMiami Heat
April 12, 2018
Olynyk totaled 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 116-109 victory over Toronto.
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Shines off the bench
CMiami Heat
April 5, 2018
Olynyk tallied 19 points (7-12 FG, 5-7 3Pt), eight rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes during Wednesday's 115-86 victory over Atlanta.
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