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41 Kelly Olynyk C
Height/Weight: 7-0/238 | Birthdate: 4/19/1991 | Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Team: Boston Celtics | College: Gonzaga | NBA Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 57/4 | Average Draft Position: 135.83
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Celtics' Stevens: Kelly Olynyk could return within week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that he believes center Kelly Olynyk will be back within a week but is unsure of the timetable, the team announced.

"I would think it would be within a week, but I don't know that," Stevens said.

Olynyk has been out since Jan. 22 while recovering from a sprained ankle. He's averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 40 games.


Celtics' Brad Stevens: Kelly Olynyk to be re-evaluated Wednesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Celtics coach Brad Stevens said center Kelly Olynyk will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, according to MassLive.com.

Olynyk has an ankle injury that kept him out of Sunday's away game against the Lakers and Monday's road game against the Suns. On Wednesday, the Celtics return home and face the Knicks. That appears to be the earliest possible chance for Olynyk to return.

Olynyk is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.


Celtics C Kelly Olynyk (ankle) out against Lakers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Celtics coach Brad Stevens announced center Kelly Olynyk will not suit up against the Lakers on Sunday, according to the team's website.

Stevens said Olynyk, who has an ankle injury,  should be back by the end of Boston's upcoming homestand.

After Sunday's road game against the Lakers and Monday's road trip against the Suns, the Celtics will play their next three games at home — against the Knicks (Feb. 25), Hornets (Feb. 27) and Warriors (March 1).

Olynyk is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.


Celtics' Kelly Olynyk able to put in some work on Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk was able to put in some work during practice on Thursday, according to MassLive.com.

Olynyk is dealing with an ankle sprain, and has not played since Jan. 22. He was able to participate in rebounding drills on Thursday, but it's unclear how much work he was able to put in during other drills. Olynyk is not expected to play on Friday.

He's averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.


Report: Celtics C Kelly Olynyk unlikely to play Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk is unlikely to make his return Friday against the Kings, ESPNBoston.com reports.

Olynyk, who has been sidelined since Jan. 22 while recovering from a severe ankle sprain, wasn't at practice Wednesday due to travel issues, but he would not have taken part in practice even if he was able to attend. He also had to skip the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend due to the ankle issue. Olynyk has averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 40 games.


Celtics' Kelly Olynyk will not participate in Rising Stars Challenge


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2015) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk has chosen not to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend, reports The Boston Globe.

Olynyk last played Jan. 22 because of a sprained right ankle. Although Olynyk will not participate in the contest, he will travel to New York to participate in All-Star Weekend.

In 40 games, Olynyk is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds.


Celtics don't expect Kelly Olynyk to play final game before the break


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters he doesn't anticipate center Kelly Olynyk playing in Wednesday night's contest against the Hawks, according to MassLive.com.

Olynyk has been sidelined since Jan. 22 with a sprained right ankle. Wednesday will be Boston's last game before the All-Star game, giving Olynyk until Feb. 20 to recover. The second-year pro did some stationary shooting during Tuesday's practice. He averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 40 games prior to the injury.


Celtics C Kelly Olynyk (ankle) no longer in boot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk is doing some walking on his sprained right ankle and no longer wears a protective boot, CSNNE.com reports.

"It’s definitely progressing," Olynyk said. "It’s getting better, slowly but surely."

Olynyk has been sidelined since suffering the injury on Jan. 22. He's unlikely to suit up before the All-Star break with the Celtics playing just one game next week, but coach Brad Stevens didn't rule out the center playing in the Rising Stars Challenge.

"If he’s ready to play, that’s the trainer’s and Kelly’s call," Stevens said. "It’s an honor to be chosen, for those type of things. Obviously, there’s no way we’d want to do it unless he’s 100 percent healthy. But if he’s ready and healthy, that’s their call."

Olynyk has averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 40 games.


Celtics' Kelly Olynyk out until at least after the All-Star break


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk will miss at least one more week while recovering from an ankle injury, coach Brad Stevens said Saturday.

"I don't expect him to play until after the All-Star break," Stevens said.

Olynyk suffered a severe ankle sprain Jan. 22 and has not been able to get back on the floor since. Olynyk has been spotted wearing a boot on his ankle around the team facility as a part of his rehab.


Celtics' Kelly Olynyk uncertain about return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk is uncertain about when he'll return from an ankle injury, according to ESPN.

Olynyk spoke to reporters on Thursday while wearing a protective boot on his ankle. He said he's unsure when he'll be able to resume basketball activities. Olynyk injured himself during last Thursday's game. He rolled his ankle while awkwardly landing on another player's foot. There's a chance Olynyk will be sidelined until late February due to the issue.

Olynyk expressed uncertainty about when he would be able to return from the injury. "It could be a week, it could be three weeks, it could be a month -- you never know," he said. "I'm just trying to get better and evaluate it each day, and take the next step whenever it’s deemed necessary."

Olynyk is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. 


Rising Stars Challenge participants for All-Star Weekend named


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) The 20 first- and second-year participants for the Rising Stars Challenge held on Feb. 13 during All-Star Weekend have been announced.

The U.S. team will be represented by 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams and forward Nerlens Noel; Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine and forward Shabazz Muhammad; Magic guards Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo; Jazz guard Trey Burke; Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwelll-Pope; Nets center Mason Plumlee; and Hornets center Cody Zeller.

The world team will be represented by Jazz guard Dante Exum and center Rudy Gobert; Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo; Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic; Hawks guard Dennis Schroder; Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic; Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins and center Gorgui Dieng; Thunder center Steven Adams; and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk.


Celtics' Kelly Olynyk dealing with torn ligaments, out at least two weeks


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk is dealing with a few torn ligaments in his ankle, which are typical to a bad sprain, coach Brad Stevens said Sunday.

Olynyk twisted his ankle after going up for a rebound and landing on another player's foot. Olynyk, who is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, is expected to miss a couple of weeks because of the injury.


Celtics C Kelly Olynyk (ankle) to undergo further testing Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk is scheduled to undergo further testing on his injured ankle Saturday, the team announced.

Olynyk has flown home to Boston in order to be examined Saturday. He's unlikely to rejoin the team during its current road trip, which ends Wednesday. The center has averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 40 games.


Celtics' Kelly Olynyk heads to locker room with ankle issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk went to the locker room early on Thursday with a sprained right ankle injury, according to Boston.com.

Olynyk twisted his ankle after landing awkwardly on Thomas Robinson's foot. Olynyk scored five points in 20 minutes. He turned the ball over four times during the contest. After being evaluated, it was detemined Olynyk would not return to the contest. Following the game, coach Brad Stevens said Olynyk would not be available for the rest of the weekend due to the injury, according to Celtics.com.


Celtics' Kelly Olynyk scores 23 points in losing effort Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk scored 23 points on 8 of 11 shooting including 2 of 4 from 3-point range in Boston's 109-96 loss to the Raptors Saturday.

It was Olynyk's highest scoring output since Dec. 15 when he scored 30 points against the Sixers. Olynyk also had a nice night on the glass, grabbing five reobunds. He added two assists, two steals and a block in 27 minutes of action.


Celtics C Kelly Olynyk scores 21 in Friday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk is receiving plenty of playing time off the bench and is scoring plenty of points. He tallied a team-high 21 in 25 minutes Friday night against visiting Minnesota.

Olynyk, who nailed 8 of 13 from the field, is averaging 17.5 points over the last six games. He added eight rebounds in the defeat of the Timberwolves.


Celtics' Kelly Olynyk scores 30 points on Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk picked up 30 points on Monday against the 76ers.

Olynyk shot 12-17 from the field, including 3-5 from beyond the arc. He also sunk all three of his free throws. Olynyk was also active on the boards, coming up with nine rebounds. 


Celtics C Kelly Olynyk scores team-high 18 vs. Grizzlies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk scored a team-high 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting, including 3 of 5 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 117-100 loss to the Grizzlies Friday.

Olynyk had scored just nine points over his previous two games combined before getting back on track Friday. He racked up six rebounds while also chipping in one assist, one block and one steal in 27 minutes. The starting lineup collapsed without him Friday, with all four of his fellow starters posting plus-minus scores of minus-14 or worse while the center managed a plus-2 mark. He'll look to keep rolling Sunday against the Blazers.


Celtics exercise options on Olynyk, Sullinger, Zeller


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) The Celtics have exercised options on forwards Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller, the team announced Wednesday.

Olynyk's option was a third-year option, while the other two players had fourth-year options. Olynyk averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 20 minutes per game last season. Sullinger has averaged 10.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 24.6 minutes in 119 career games. Zeller has averaged 6.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 21 minutes in 147 career games.


Wrist injury not a concern for Kelly Olynyk


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk told reporters that the wrist injury he suffered in Europe with the Canadian National Team is not a concern, per Comcast SportsNet Northeast. He will be able to practice at a full capacity once training camp starts.

Olynyk averaged 8.7 points, 5.2 boards and 0.4 blocks over 70 games (nine starts) in his rookie season.


Kelly Olynyk scores career-high 28 in loss to 76ers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk put together his best scoring performance of the season Monday night against the 76ers in Philadelphia.

Olynyk dropped a career-high 28 points on 10 of 19 from the floor, including 2 of 3 from downtown, and 6 of 7 from the free throw line. He contributed with nine rebounds and three assists while logging 35 minutes of game action. He is averaging 16.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists over his last five games.

Kelly Olynyk continues solid play


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk scored in double figures for the second straight game off the bench Wednesday, in a 101-96 win over the Heat.

Olynyk scored his 10 points in just 20 minutes of action Wednesday, on 4 for 6 shooting from the field. He made one 3-pointer and added five rebounds and an assist in the game.

Olynyk took a while to find his way, but the No. 13 overall pick is now shooting 48.1 percent from the field and averaging 10.5 points per game since the All-Star break. 


Kelly Olynyk scores 19 in return from injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk did not look rusty at all in his return from a week-long absence due to a sprained toe Wednesday, as he led the team in scoring in a 108-88 loss to the Warriors.

Olynyk, who ended up missing just two games while out of action, put together one of the best games of his career in the blowout loss. He score 19 points on 6 of 12 shooting with three 3-pointers made, matching his career-high. Olynyk added five rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes in the blowout loss.

Olynyk has scored 40 points with seven assists and 13 rebounds in his last two games, with that two-game injury absence in the middle. Olynyk has largely struggled in his rookie season, but the No. 13 overall pick has been playing better recently, averaging 11.0 points per game since the All-Star break. 


Kelly Olynyk ready to play Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk has been cleared and will return to action Wednesday against the Warriors, the team announced prior to gametime. Olynyk has been out of action for over a week, but ended up missing just two games due to a sprained toe.

He will come off the bench in his return to action. 


Kelly Olynyk practices Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk was able to practice for the first time Tuesday according to ESPN.com, as he continues recover from a toe injury. Though he has not been cleared to play, he will be re-evaluated Wednesday to determine his status for that evening's game against the Warriors.

Olynyk has missed just two games as a result of the injury, despite sitting out for more than a week while wearing a walking boot