Kelly Olynyk

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  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk made his return from a right knee bone bruise on Wednesday, checking in for 22 minutes and posting seven points, eight rebounds, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.

    And that's why we're always going to put KO as a borderline top-100 guy, especially given the state of the depth chart. Meyers Leonard might not be starting for much longer — he went scoreless in 19 minutes tonight.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Regarding Kelly Olynyk's (right knee bone bruise) role for the start of the season, head coach Erik Spoelstra stressed keeping him active but not forcing Olynyk into more minutes than he can handle.

    The Heat are going to take things slow with Olynyk and make sure the injury does not become a persistent issue. It is a pain for his owners to wait through, but Olynyk looked good in his limited preseason performances. He may not get his full compliment of minutes after being a full participant in practice for only the past five days. However, it should only be a matter of weeks until Olynyk is back to his normal workload.

    Source: Khobi Price on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard played 28 minutes on Thursday night in a win over the Magic, scoring 10 points and pulling down three boards.

    It wasn't a big line for Leonard, but he did get significant playing time in this contest. He's not really worth a lot in fantasy in general, but could be a sneaky play in deep leagues because Miami lacks some depth in the front court behind Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bone bruise) is expected to play in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Olynyk had been out of action since injuring his knee in Team Canada's game against Nigeria in the World Cup in August. He returns just in time to experiment with his fit as the starting power forward on this new-look Miami offense. Olynyk is an intriguing big man in the last rounds due to his all-around skillset and Miami's lack of frontcourt depth. Keep an eye on him.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) is probable for Thursday's preseason finale against the Magic.

    This would be great news for fantasy owners who drafted Olynyk towards the end of drafts as it seems more likely that he will be healthy for the start of the regular season. Olynyk might have a starting role in the frontcourt next to Bam Adebayo.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk, who has a right knee bruise, practiced Wednesday on a limited basis.

    It was thought that Olynyk would simply miss all of preseason but this leaves the door for him to play a little before opening night. He should be worth targeting in the later rounds.

    Source: Shandel Richardson on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    The Heat will be without Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) for Monday's preseason game.

    Olynyk still has yet to appear for the Heat after suffering a bone bruise while playing with Team Canada this summer. He should be able to claim the starting power forward job when healthy and offers sneaky top-100 upside, but the lack of clarity surrounding his return date is hurting his draft stock. We're still on board with Olynyk as a late-round selection in standard drafts.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bone bruise) remained limited in Saturday's practice.

    Olynyk did some light work but is still working his way back after sustaining the injury two months ago. He was expected to return at some point during the preseason but as of now nothing is certain. Once cleared, he will likely have a role with enough minutes to be a decent late-round target for his inconsistent yet valuable stat-stuffing ability and good percentages.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk won't suit up for the Heat against the Hornets on Wednesday due to a bone bruise in his right knee.

    Olynyk has been injured since August. He should return later in training camp but is engaged in rehab efforts for now. Goran Dragic, who also has a minor knee issue, is also out.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (bone bruise) will not play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Olynyk is still recovering from the injury he sustained in the World Cup. Olynyk is the likely starter at PF for the Heat this year, but he'll have to get healthy soon to get ready for the opener.

    Source: Heat on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk has not returned to training camp with the Heat yet due to a bone bruise in his right knee.

    Olynyk is expected to return at some point during the preseason. He's likely to start at power forward for the Heat. Olynyk averaged 10.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists last season despite starting less than half the season.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (bone bruise in knee) is still rehabbing from the knee injury he suffered while playing for Team Canada this summer.

    It's best that Olynyk just continues to recover rather than rush back for training camp. His spot on the roster is pretty secure and he's shown before that he can have fantasy value even in limited minutes. He's worth taking with a late round flier in deeper leagues.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that Kelly Olynyk will no longer be competing in the World Cup, but will be ready for the start of the regular season.

    Earlier it was reported that Heat doctors were evaluating Olynyk, and they must have concluded that they would rather not have Olynyk risk further injury. This news shouldn't have any impact on Olynyk role this season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk is back in Miami, getting the bone bruise in his knee evaluated by team doctors.

    Heat doctors evaluating Olynyk's knee should put his availability for the rest of the World Cup tournament up in the air, as the team will likely not want Olynyk risking a more severe injury in the summer. We'll await word on what the team finds out in their evaluations.

    Source: Michael Grange on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk is expected to miss about a week after being diagnosed with a bruised knee after taking a hard fall vs. Nigeria on Wednesday.

    This is positive news for Olynyk as he'll continue to play in the World Cup once he returns. Olynyk will be battling James Johnson for the starting PF position for the Heat next season and would be a solid end of the bench guy if he wins the job.

    Source: Michael Grange on Twitter