Kelly Olynyk

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  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (neck strain) is planning to play on Tuesday in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    After injuring his neck in the first game of the series, Adebayo has missed the last two games vs. the Lakers. Indications had been that he was going to push hard for a return to the lineup and this news only solidifies the fact. It is unclear if he will be on a minutes restriction and it may simply be determined by the flow of the game. His return would likely send Meyers Leonard back to the bench and possibly out of the rotation altogether. Kelly Olynyk has been a difference-maker for the Heat over the past two games and would likely remain an integral part of their plans moving forward.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk was a force off the Heat bench in Sunday's 115-104 win over the Lakers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, producing 17 points (5-of-9 FG, 4-of-4 FT), seven rebounds, three treys, one assist and two steals.

    Olynyk continues to make a big splash in the absence of Bam Adebayo, who was out tonight with a strained neck. His high basketball I.Q. has been a big X-factor for the Heat, allowing him to make the right high-value plays at the right time. The Heat have proven that they can win and Olynyk will need more games like this if they're to even up the series in Game 4.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk stepped up his game on Friday, chipping in 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting, adding nine rebounds, three triples and two assists in 37 minutes off the bench.

    Olynyk was a Godsend in the absence of Bam Adebayo (neck/shoulder) and was active on offense during his extended run on the floor. Meyers Leonard was the starting center for the Heat tonight, but he played just nine minutes and finished with seven points, one 3-pointer and one steal. Olynyk will need to bring more games like this if the Heat want to steal Game 3 from the Lakers on Sunday.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk netted 12 big points on Tuesday as the Heat eliminated the Bucks from the playoffs, adding in six rebounds and two blocks.

    Olynyk's bench help was huge for the Heat on Tuesday as they were able to bounce the Bucks from the playoff field. His 17 minutes marked his most in the series and it was the most he scored vs. the Bucks, too. If Olynyk can be a presence coming off the bench for the Heat he will certainly garner minutes in the Eastern Conference Finals, which will be against either the Celtics or Raptors (Boston is up 3-2 in that series).

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Miami Heat

    Jae Crowder (left ankle sprain), Tyler Herro (sore right hip) and Kelly Olynyk (sore right knee) are all expected to play in Game 5 on Tuesday, per Erik Spoelstra.

    All three players were initially listed as questionable but it would appear they will be available on Tuesday. The Heat are looking to end the series with a victory against a Bucks team that could be without Giannis Antetokounmpo who is questionable with an ankle injury. They will feel as though they let one slip after losing in overtime on Sunday and that could serve as extra motivation as they seek to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2014.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) remains questionable for Game 5 on Tuesday despite playing through the injury on Sunday.

    Olynyk was back on the floor for Game 4 after missing the previous game due to the ongoing knee concern. Despite being active, Olynyk played only 10 minutes in the loss as the Heat continue to tighten up their rotation. We will have to wait until closer to tipoff to get a final assessment on his availability. If he cannot go, Meyers Leonard could enter the rotation but offers very little upside.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk was a game time decision (right knee bruise) prior to the tip in Sunday's Game 4 against the Bucks.

    Olynyk only played 10 minutes in the loss to the Bucks with a modest stat line of three points, three assists and four rebounds. His minutes have steadily declined since the postseason, as he's only gone over 15 minutes twice in the last seven games.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) is on the active roster for Sunday's Game 4 against the Bucks.

    That doesn't guarantee he'll play, but it seems likely that Olynyk is ready to go if needed. The Heat can afford to play things a little more cautiously than usual with a 3-0 series lead but they don't seem particularly likely to give the Bucks any breathing room. Olynyk's return should bump Meyers Leonard from the rotation.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) is a game-time decision for Sunday's Game 4.

    Erik Spoelstra said a decision about Olynyk's status will come after he goes through warmups. With Olynyk out in Game 3, Meyers Leonard entered the rotation but played a minimal role. There's no direct beneficiary if KO sits, as Miami tends to spread his minutes across a couple different players.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) has been listed as questionable to face the Bucks in Game 4 on Sunday.

    Olynyk was ruled out of Game 3 shortly before tipoff and will likely be a game-time call on Sunday. The Heat currently lead the series 3-0 and will not want to push Olynyk at this point. Meyers Leonard entered the rotation with Olynyk on the sidelines but only managed nine minutes of playing time and so doesn't offer much upside in terms of DFS potential.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk's right knee bruise will keep him out of the Game 3 matchup with the Bucks on Friday.

    The issue popped up on the injury report following Game 2 on Wednesday. We do not yet know the severity of the knee bruise. Meyers Leonard will receive an opportunity to serve as the Heat's token stretch center on Friday.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk remains questionable for Friday's tilt with the Bucks due to a right knee bruise.

    Olynyk logged 16 minutes during Game 2 and the injury arose after the contest. He had a strong showing in that matchup, and the Heat will monitor him closely during warmups to determine his eligibility as the tip approaches at 6:30 pm EST. Olynyk's shooting always adds a new wrinkle to the Heat's lineup combinations, but if the injury would improve with rest, the team could choose a more cautious route now that they have a 2-0 lead over the Bucks.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) and Andre Iguodala (right ankle sprain) have both been ruled questionable to face the Bucks in Game 3 on Friday.

    Iguodala suffered his injury during the Game 2 victory, limiting him to just 11 minutes. Meanwhile, it is a new injury for Olynyk who finished with 11 points in 16 minutes. Both will be given up until tipoff to prove their fitness as the Heat look to establish a 3-0 series lead.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Duncan Robinson
    F, Miami Heat

    Duncan Robinson started but played just 13 minutes on Friday, finishing scoreless on 0-for-3 shooting.

    It also means that Robinson's franchise-record 3-point streak ends at 57 games. The Heat could've had him out there to chase it but chose to preserve their sharpshooter for the playoffs. Robinson wasn't the only starter to have a quiet game today, as Kelly Olynyk had six points, six rebounds, two threes and a block in 20 minutes. Don't read too much into today's game.

  • Udonis Haslem
    PF, Miami Heat

    The Heat will start Udonis Haslem, Kendrick Nunn, Kelly Olynyk, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson in Friday's meaningless game.

    Miami's facing off against their playoff opponent today, though the result is completely irrelevant to seeding. Don't expect to see any wrinkles that the teams might use in their upcoming series, and it could be a very weird day with lots of bench players getting minutes. Case in point: Haslem. He appeared in four games all season.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter