Kelly Olynyk RUMORS & NEWS

  • Celtics announce Kelly Olynyk has undergone right shoulder surgery

    CSN New England "Kelly Olynyk underwent right shoulder surgery on Tuesday and will begin rehabilitation immediately. While the Boston Celtics did not indicate when Olynyk would return to action, the 7-foot big man told CSN on Sunday that if he were to have surgery it would sideline him for five..." May 17

  • Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk may put off “inevitable” shoulder surgery to play for Canada

    CSN New England "After consulting with a number of doctors both within the Celtics organization and outside of it, it has become a matter of when – not if - Kelly Olynyk will have to have surgery on his right shoulder. But Olynyk isn’t quite ready to commit to having it surgically repaired this summer, a summer..." May 16

  • Olynyk won't play Game 3 vs. Hawks

    The Score "The Boston Celtics will once again be without the services of center Kelly Olynyk on Friday night at the TD Garden for Game 3 with the Atlanta Hawks. Head coach Brad Stevens informed reporters that Olynyk will not play for a second consecutive game due to a sore right shoulder. "They've been..." April 22

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Ainge on Kelly Olynyk’s shoulder: “He’s getting better… We don’t need to do any surgery. There’s no tear. He’s still 2-3 weeks away.”

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    #NEBHInjuryReport: Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) says his goal is to return to the lineup in about three weeks.

  • Kelly Olynyk getting second opinion on injured shoulder

    NESN "The Boston Celtics will start the second half of the season without Kelly Olynyk in their lineup. The Celtics center will miss Boston’s first two games after the All-Star break — against the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets — following a second opinion Thursday morning on his injured shoulder,..." February 18

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Celtics Kelly Olynyk (right shoulder) out for the rest of tonight's game vs #Clippers.

  • Celtics Exercise 16-17 Options On Marcus Smart, James Young, Kelly Olynyk

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have exercised their third-year options on guard Marcus Smart and guard/forward James Young, and their fourth-year option on forward Kelly Olynyk. Smart, who is in his second NBA season, appeared in five contests for the Celtics this preseason and averaged 8.8 points, 2.6..." November 01

  • Months later, Olynyk will serve suspension for opener

    CSN New England "For most of his playing career, Kelly Olynyk hasn’t had to give much thought to what he would be doing on opening night of the season. Playing in the game, of course. But this season is different, courtesy of a tussle for a rebound against Kevin Love in Game 4 of the playoffs last season..." October 28

  • Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk doing well, will play for Canada in FIBA Americas

    Pro Basketball Talk "There are high hopes for the Canadian national team at FIBA Americas, which is a qualifying event for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Canada has qualified for just one of the last six Olympics (they finished seventh in 2000), but with an improved roster that includes Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas, and..." August 26

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    I'm told Olynyk is okay, for what it's worth. Canada may play it safe with him in friendlies this week but should be good to go in Mexico

  • Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk Suffers Knee Injury Playing For Team Canada

    NESN "Athletes representing their home countries in international play always carries a risk for injury, and that’s exactly what happened Sunday to Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk was playing for his native Canada in the Tuto Marchand Cup when he became tangled up with an Argentinian..." August 24

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    Looks like Olynyk has gone back to the locker room after hurting his left knee

  • Kevin Love accepts Kelly Olynyk's apology: 'No hard feelings'

    CBS Sports "After getting tangled up in the first round of the playoffs with Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Love dislocated his shoulder and missed the rest of the Cavs' postseason. Love was irate with Olynyk afterwards and his anger with the Celtics big man continued throughout the playoffs. At one point, Love was..." July 06

  • Kelly Olynyk: Kevin Love Injury Won’t Change Way I Play Basketball

    NESN "Kelly Olynyk is glad Kevin Love is progressing well in his recovery from shoulder surgery. He’s sorry he played a role in the Cleveland Cavaliers forward missing the remainder of the NBA playoffs. But once he returns to action following his one-game suspension, the Boston Celtics center says..." July 03

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    Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer

    According to a league source, Celtics included Kelly Olynyk in their offer with Marcus Smart, No. 16 to Sixers for Nerlens Noel and No. 3.

  • Kevin Love admits he's been dodging Kelly Olynyk's calls

    USA Today "Kevin Love was knocked out of the NBA playoffs during their Round 1 series against the Celtics when Kelly Olynyk grabbed his arm, a move that caused Love’s shoulder to separate and labrum to tear. Olynyk maintains that he had no intent to injure Love, and he doesn’t really have any history of..." May 07

  • Cavaliers’ Kevin Love apparently refuses to accept apology for injury from Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk

    Washington Post "Boston Celtics star Kelly Olynyk might want to try flowers, chocolates or maybe even an Edible Arrangement if he wants to get in the good graces of Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love. Per Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk and his representatives have continued to..." May 07

  • Kelly Olynyk: 'I don't think I could dislocate someone's arm if I tried'

    CBS Sports "Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk isn't exactly beloved in Ohio at the moment. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has a dislocated shoulder thanks to an incident involving Olynyk, and Love called it a "bush-league" play after it happened, adding that he had no doubt it was done on..." April 28

  • Kevin Love calls Kelly Olynyk's play 'bush-league' and wants league to address it

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When it happened, Kevin Love knew he was done for the day. Boston forward Kelly Olynyk is the individual responsible for dislocating Love's left arm in the first quarter of the Cavaliers' Game 4 win over the Celtics on Sunday at The TD Garden. The two were fighting for a loose ball and from..." April 27

  • Despite Woj's speculation, Kelly Olynyk didn't cost the Boston Celtics a chance at Kevin Love

    Celtics Blog "Kevin Love could have serious interest in joining the Boston Celtics this summer, according to a report by Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski. The NBA insider said Monday morning that Danny Ainge was waiting until July to "lay out Love's expanded role in the system" and to "sell Love on a vision for..." April 27

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Kelly Olynyk (left eyelid laceration) is doubtful for tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers.

  • Isaiah Thomas 'as close to probable as it gets' for next game, Kelly Olynyk's confidence rushes back

    Mass Live "The Boston Celtics have survived without Isaiah Thomas. And they should get their high-scoring guard back soon. After rolling the Brooklyn Nets 110-91 on Monday night to move into sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference, head coach Brad Stevens indicated he expects the guard..." March 24

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Stevens says Olynyk is back: "He's gonna dress and be available. Watching him play 3-on-3 yesterday, he looked good to me."

  • Olynyk could return for Celtics Sunday vs. Warriors

    CSN New England "Kelly Olynyk could return to the floor for the Celtics as early as Sunday evening against the Golden State Warriors at TD Garden. Olynyk’s impending return comes at a time when the player gobbling up a lot of those minutes Olynyk would normally have – Jonas Jerebko – is playing really good..." March 01

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Brad Stevens says Kelly Olynyk will not play in the Rising Stars Challenge but that he will participate in the event's non-game festivities.

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Celtics HC Brad Stevens said he doesn't expect Kelly Olynyk back until after all-star break. #CelticsTalk

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    Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop

    Olynyk sprains rt ankle. Stevens: "It doesn’t sound like he'll be available the rest of the weekend and maybe beyond."

  • Expect Kelly Olynyk to remain starting center

    CSN New England "There are nights in the NBA when players will inexplicably struggle in ways that don't make sense. That's essentially what we saw in Kelly Olynyk in Monday's 118-114 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Olynyk, who came into the game as one of the Celtic's top scorers, was scoreless in 13 ineffective,..." November 19

  • Celtics Kelly Olynyk confirms report that he injured wrist, downplays concerns

    Mass Live "During a community event at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, N.H., Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk "downplayed concerns" about a recent right wrist injury, ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg reported Tuesday afternoon. According to Forsberg, Olynyk was "coy" about the injury, but confirmed an internet..." August 13

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Sullinger in, Olynyk out for #celtics. Wallace will have surgery soon

  • Kelly Olynyk riding out ups, downs

    ESPN "Back in August, the Boston Celtics took top draft pick Kelly Olynyk up to Canobie Lake Park, a New Hampshire amusement park, and put him on some rides during a community event. He didn't get a chance to try out Yankee Cannonball or the Canobie Corkscrew, but he has been riding his own roller..." December 31

  • Olynyk's return pushed back one week

    CSN New England "Kelly Olynyk's return to the floor from a right ankle sprain will take a little longer than initially anticipated. He was supposed to be out two weeks with a return to the floor targeted for tonight's game against Denver. However, Boston Celtics' coach Brad Stevens said Olynyk's return would..." December 07

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Rajon Rondo, Courtney Lee and Kelly Olynyk did not travel with the Celtics to Milwaukee for tonight's game against the Bucks.

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    Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

    practice in 140: No Olynyk (treatment on ankle), no Rondo (at knee check-up), Bogans back from illness. Team upbeat after recent wins.

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Celtics HC Brad Stevens said Kelly Olynyk's ankle sprain will have "typical" recovery time, maybe a couple of weeks. #Celticstalk

  • Celtics Kelly Olynyk has ankle sprain

    Boston Herald "The Celtics landed in Atlanta early this morning for the back end of their fifth back-to-back swing of the season, and Kelly Olynyk has no idea if he’ll be available. The Celtics rookie sprained his right ankle in the second quarter of last night’s 97-82 loss to Indiana, and is now a day-to-day..." November 23

  • Sullinger, Olynyk appear uncertain for Saturday

    CSN New England "As reporters slowly gathered around Jared Sullinger's locker stall, within 30 seconds he let out three separate coughs. "I'm exhausted," he said, slowly putting on his socks before addressing the media. But for him and the Celtics, there's no rest for the weary, not with yet another road..." November 23

  • Stevens likes Sullinger, Olynyk starting

    CSN New England "The future appears to be now for the Boston Celtics as they throw two of their more promising young big men, Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk, into the starting lineup. While there's no way to know for sure if the two will start Friday's game against Indiana, head coach Brad Stevens liked a lot..." November 22

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Brad Stevens announces that Kelly Olynyk will get his first NBA start tonight in place of Vitor Faverani.

  • Kelly Olynyk grew up a diehard Toronto Raptors fan

    Celtics Blog "Hey he grew up in Canada so we'll cut him some slack. The Toronto Raptors were named to capitalize upon the popularity of Jurassic Park. That's not as bad as The Mighty Ducks debacle but it isn't far off. The best player that played his prime years in Toronto was Vince Carter and he admitted..." October 18

  • Olynyk getting to know fans, city before season

    CSN New England "Kelly Olynyk was drenched earlier this summer on water rides at Canobie Lake Park in Salem New Hampshire along with 30 or so kids who were there on a field trip. That day he tasted fried dough for the first time. Olynyk has also been able to catch a couple of Red Sox games at Fenway..." September 20

  • Olynyk is enjoying the ride so far

    ESPN "Only about 50 days had passed since Kelly Olynyk was last in Boston but boy had expectations grown. Dubbed a complementary role player by Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on draft night all it took was a stellar five-game performance at his pro debut at the Orlando Pro..." August 27

  • Celtics rookie Olynyk downplays foot ailment

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk said Friday that his plantar fasciitis is improving and he's working with team doctors to ensure he's on the floor for the start of training camp next month. Olynyk joined forces with the Celtics Shamrock Foundation to host 30 children from the MSPCC for..." August 24