Olynyk began the season with the Heat. He appeared in 43 games (38 starts) for Miami and saw 26.9 minutes per game. The big man averaged 10.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 43.1 percent from the field, 31.7 percent from three and 77.5 percent from the free-throw line. Two standout performances include March 14 in a win over the Magic, where Olynyk posted 18 points (6-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in 34 minutes. The other occurred during a 10-point win over the Pelicans on March 4, where Olynyk recorded 18 points (7-8 FG, 4-5 3Pt), 10 rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 37 minutes. On March 25, Olynyk was traded, along with Avery Bradley and a first-round draft pick to the Rockets for Victor Oladipo. Olynyk made his Rockets debut March 27 in a win over Minnesota, posting 16 points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals in 25 minutes. He saw an increased role while in Houston, starting 24 of his 27 appearances and averaging 19.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.4 steals in 31.1 minutes. He shot 54.5 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from three and 84.4 percent from the charity stripe. His best performance of the season occurred with the Rockets, which was May 5 against the 76ers. In 39 minutes, he posted 27 points (9-16 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 11 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and one steal with just one turnover.2019
The 2019-20 season marked Olynyk's third campaign with the Heat, and he appeared in 67 games (nine starts). In his 58 games off the bench, he averaged 8.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists. During his nine starts, Olynyk averaged 9.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals. In a win over the Pelicans on Nov. 16, Olynyk swiped a season-high three steals, adding 13 points and five rebounds. Nine days later in a win over the Hornets, the big man secured a season-high 16 rebounds in addition to 15 points, two steals and one assist. That was one of his three double-doubles. On Jan. 27 during a win over the Magic, Olynyk blocked a season-high three shots, adding eight points, three rebounds and two assists. In a victory over the Warriors on Feb. 10, the Gonzaga product handed out a season-high 11 assists, also providing 12 points, six rebounds, one steal and one block in 21 minutes. In the NBA bubble on Aug. 1 during a win over the Nuggets, Olynyk scored a season-high 20 points, adding five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes. During the first three rounds of the playoffs against the Pacers, Bucks and Celtics, Olynyk averaged 6.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists. During the NBA Finals against the Lakers, Olynyk averaged 11.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists. His best playoff performance was Game 2 against Los Angeles, where Olynyk recorded 24 points (9-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine rebounds and two assists.2018
During his second year in Miami, Olynyk set career highs in games played (79) and starts (36). He continued to stretch his game out, taking a career-high 4.0 threes per game -- a full attempt higher than his career average (3.0) -- and making them at a 35.4 percent clip. With 1.4 successful shots from downtown per game, he tied his career high from the 2017-18 campaign. On the whole, Olynyk posted 10.0 points per game, averaging double digits for the fourth time in his six NBA seasons. He added 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. Olynyk went on a bit of a hot streak in late February into early March, scoring at least 20 points in four of six games. That culminated in a Mar. 6 performance against Charlotte in which he made a season-high five threes on seven attempts, leading the Heat with 22 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. During that stretch, he also recorded a season-high 28 points in a Feb. 25 loss to the Suns, adding 10 rebounds. All in all, he picked up four double-doubles on the season. Olynyk actually attempted more 3-pointers (319) than twos (245) for the first time in his career. The Gonzaga product made multiple threes on 33 separate occasions and scored in double digits 35 times. He also improved his free-throw shooting, making a career-high 82.2 percent of his shots from the charity stripe.2017
After signing a four-year contract with the Heat, Olynyk filled an important bench role in his first season outside of Boston, playing the most games (76) and averaging the most minutes (23.4) of his career. He also cracked the starting lineup for 22 contests, another personal best. Not surprisingly, Olynyk's increased playing time resulted in a variety of career-high averages, including points (11.5), rebounds (5.7) and assists (2.7). Olynyk also contributed a career-best 1.4 threes per game, making 37.9 percent of his attempts from behind the arc. Overall, the former lottery pick shot the ball well, converting 49.7 percent from the field -- the second-highest mark of his career. The big man from Canada notched seven double-doubles on the season, including a 25-point, 13-rebound performance in a win against Detroit on Jan. 3. He set a new career high in scoring Dec. 20 against his old Celtics teammates, hitting a career-high six threes en route to 32 points with seven rebounds. In another stellar performance, Olynyk racked up a career-high 10 assists while scoring 22 points in a victory over the Knicks on Mar. 21. Olynyk's versatile all-around game was on display in a win over Denver on Mar. 19 in which he racked up 30 points, pulled down eight rebounds and handed out six assists, adding four blocks and a steal. The Gonzaga product was also a key contributor during Miami's first-round playoff exit against Philadelphia. Over five games, he averaged 12.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists while shooting 47.7 percent from the field.2016
Olynyk played 75 games and started six in his fourth NBA campaign. The center averaged 9.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 20.5 minutes per game for the Celtics. He set a new career high by shooting 51.2 percent from the field. The 25-year old missed the first six games of the campaign while recovering from a shoulder surgery. His season debut came Nov. 9, when he scored two points and grabbed six rebounds in 26 minutes against the Wizards. Olynyk delivered his top performance of the season Jan. 13, posting 26 points on 9-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds and three assists against the Hawks. The center scored in double digits 33 times, notching two double-doubles in the process. Boston made a deep playoff run, going all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals before falling to the Cavaliers. Olynyk averaged 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocks across 18 postseason contests. He blew up for 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting in Game 7 of the second round against Washington, easily setting a new personal best for playoff scoring.2015
Olynyk had his team option exercised prior to the start of the 2015-16 season, so he suited up for the Celtics once again. He played 69 games, starting eight. The third-year center averaged 10.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists despite playing only 20.2 minutes per game. Acting as a stretch five, the Canadian hit a career-high 40.5 percent of his 3-pointers. Though he missed the season opener due to a suspension, he excelled in his first game two nights later, scoring 11 points in 16 minutes against the Raptors. The center's best performance came Dec. 11 against the Warriors, when he registered a season-high 28 points with three triples, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 37 minutes. Olynyk missed 12 straight games from February to March with a right shoulder injury. After coming back in mid-March, he posted his lone double-double of the season, notching 14 points and 11 boards over 23:09 off the bench against Charlotte on Apr. 11. Olynyk played a minor role over the course of four playoff contests in the Celtics' first-round loss to Atlanta, collecting two points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal over 31:33 of total court time.2014
Olynyk's sophomore year saw him play 64 games for the Celtics, starting 13. The young big man showed versatility as the backup to both Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller in the paint, splitting time with Brandon Bass. With a small bump in playing time to 22.2 minutes per game, he increased his scoring average to 10.3 points while adding 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals per contest. He remained accurate from the field, posting a 47.5 field-goal percentage and shooting 34.9 percent from 3-point range. On Nov. 5, Olynyk grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds while scoring 18 points against the Raptors. The 23-year old posted a career-high 30 points on Dec. 15 to help beat the 76ers, rounding out his line with nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks. He scored 10-plus points 35 times and notched three double-doubles. The center missed 18 straight games from late January to early March with a foot injury. Olynyk also made his first four playoff appearances. Though he still came off the bench, he was still able to shine in Game 1 against Cleveland, hitting 5-of-7 shots en route to 12 points with two rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 18:27 on the court.2013
Olynyk was selected by the Mavericks with the 13th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and traded right away to the Boston Celtics. A consensus All-American first-teamer at Gonzaga, he appeared in 70 games during his rookie season for Boston, starting nine of them. Olynyk backed up Jeff Green and Brandon Bass most of the time, averaging 8.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 20.0 minutes per game. He also shot 46.6 percent from the field and showed promising long-distance ability by hitting 35.1 percent of his threes. The young center made his pro debut against the Raptors on Oct. 30, scoring four points in 16 minutes off the bench. Olynyk missed 10 straight games from late November to mid-December with a sprained ankle. He posted a well-rounded performance Jan. 17 against the Lakers, scoring a then-season-high 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 32 minutes. Olynyk went on to match that point total on Apr. 12 against Cleveland, adding 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the year. Two days later, he exceeded it with a season-high 28 points to go with nine rebounds against the Philadelphia 76ers. Following the season, Olynyk was named to the All-Rookie Second Team.