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Kelly Olynyk - PF/C, 7'0, 238
Free agent - Last played with Boston (2017)
       Date of birth: 04/19/1991
       Country: Canada
     Drafted (NBA): 13th pick, 2013
     Out of: Gonzaga
  NBA Experience: 4 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2013 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 13th overall by Dallas.
2013 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Dallas to Boston in exchange for the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira (#16) and two 2014 second round picks (#34, Cleanthony Early; #47, Russ Smith).
7th July, 2013 NBA Signed four year, $9,321,293 rookie scale contract with Boston. Included team options for 2015/16 and 2016/17.
29th October, 2014 NBA Boston exercised 2015/16 team option.
30th October, 2015 NBA Boston exercised 2016/17 team option.
4th November, 2016 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League. Recalled the same day.
When: Where:
2009 - 2013 Gonzaga (NCAA)
June 2013 - June 2017 Boston Celtics (NBA)
From blog:


   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Kelly Olynyk
PF/C, 7’0, 238lbs, 26 years old, 4 years of experience

Increasingly tenacious, somewhat awkward, strangely unafraid, often overwhelmed. Olynyk has his uses as a backup, occasionally manifest through offensive nights and often as something of a defensive annoy-ance. Olynyk will try anything, and his versatility as a backup stretch big has value to this and any team. That value however may not be realised; as a free agent in what projects to be Boston's last foreseeable sum-mer of cap room, Olynyk should be considered expendable, and if there is any value to be found via the sign-and-route, it should perhaps be taken.

Player Plan: Entering restricted free agency. Investigate sign-and-trade possibilities.

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   2013 Summer League rosters, Orlando Summer Pro League - Boston
2013-07-08

Kelly Olynyk

Olynyk's break out last season was huge, especially after sitting out a year. He put away the three, rather than trend further towards it, and became a highly effective mid-range and in scorer, with dribble-drive and post-up games, toughness and rebounding. In theory, he's a good long term pairing with Melo.

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   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The 2010/11 NCAA Tournament, Part 3: Southeastern Region
2011-03-17

The turnaround can perhaps be partially cited to a rotation change. Canadian national team big man Kelly Olynyk - a good rebounder, hustler, extra passer and little things player - began to see less minutes in the front court. In his place came freshman Sam Dower, a monster of a man, with all of two moves to his credit - the trailer three (which he wildly underutilises) and the one drive to the middle lefty hook over the right shoulder (which he used on basically every possession, and which no one can stop, because he's just too big.) When combined with the offensive skill of finesse centre Robert Sacre - whose footwork is good, whose height is better, and whose turnaround jumpshot is similarly unblockable - Gonzaga could throw a scoring big man option on the floor at all times, which most of the West Coast Conference couldn't complete. Add Harris to that mix, and mismatches were opening up all over the show.

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