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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%: 61/7 | Average Draft Position: 135.82
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Celtics' Kelly Olynyk out until at least after the All-Star break


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:51 pm ET) 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


Kelly Olynyk will be in walking boot for about a week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk said Wednesday that he'll be in a walking boot for five or six days and won't play until March 5 at the earliest, CSNNE.com reports.

Olynyk missed Wednesday's game with a toe injury that has bothered him over the last few games, though he did manage to score 21 points in 28 minutes Monday. He has averaged 7.1 points and 4.8 rebounds over 48 games played.


Kelly Olynyk sidelined Wednesday with toe injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk will not play Wednesday against the Hawks, due to a toe injury that has been bothering him over the last few games. Olynyk initially suffered the injury Saturday against the Kings, and then aggravated it Monday against the Jazz, as head coach Brad Stevens told CSNNE.com. 

Kelly Olynyk scores 21 points in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Celtics rookie center Kelly Olynyk was one of the few bright spots in his team's 110-98 loss to the Jazz in Utah on Monday.

Olynyk scored 21 points on 8 of 13 from the floor, including1 of 2 from downtown, and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. He also contributed with eight rebounds, four assists and one steal while logging 28 minutes of game action.

Olynyk cracked the 20-point mark for the third time this season. He is averaging 10.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists over his last five games played.


Kelly Olynyk posts second straight double-double Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) One game after recording his first career double-double Monday, Celtics center Kelly Olynyk scored 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds in his team's 104-92 loss to the Spurs Wednesday.

Olynyk put up back-to-back 6-for-11 nights two turn in consecutive double-digit scoring performances for the first time this season. He also chipped in two assists and one block in 31 minutes in the loss. Olynyk has averaged 6.9 points and 4.7 rebounds over 44 games played.


Kelly Olynyk records first career double-double


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) It took 43 games, but Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk finally registered his first career double-double on Monday, as his team took care of the Bucks in Milwaukee, 102-86.

Olynyk scored 14 points on 6 of 11 shooting from the field, including 1 of 2 from downtown, and 1 of 1 from the free throw line. He completed the double-double with 11 boards, four of which came from the offensive end of the glass. He also contributed with three assists while logging 21 minutes off the bench.

Olynyk has averaged 6.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists over his last five games played.

Kelly Olynyk comes back to Earth


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk continues to make little impact, as he was held to single digits in scoring for the sixth game in a row Tuesday against the Knicks.

Olynyk scored eight points on 3 of 6 shooting, and added a solid seven rebounds despite playing just 19 minutes. It was his highest minute total in six games, despite racking four fouls. He added one assist, one block and one turnover in the 114-88 loss.

Olynyk was expected to make an offensive impact for the Celtics as a rookie, but the No. 13 pick has struggled to find a consistent place in the rotation. He is averaging just 6.1 points per game in the month of January, while shooting just 44.2 percent from the field. 


Kelly Olynyk scores season-high 25 points vs. Lakers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) Celtics rookie center Kelly Olynyk exploded for a season-high 25 points on 11 of 17 shooting while playing 33 minutes off the bench in his team's 107-104 loss to the Lakers Friday.

Olynyk entered the game with just 39 points in nine January games but came out of nowhere to post the best performance of his rookie season, adding seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in the loss. He has averaged 6.8 points and 4.4 rebounds over 31 games played.


Kelly Olynyk scores season-high 21 in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2013) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk turned in his best performance of the season, scoring a season-high 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting, including 3 of 5 from downtown, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line in his team's 92-91 loss to the Hawks Tuesday.

Olynyk sis all of his damage in 24 minutes of game action, also adding five assists, four rebounds, two blocks and one steal. He has averaged 6.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists over his last five games.