Kelly Olynyk Rumors

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Kelly Olynyk
Kelly Olynyk
Position: C
Born: 04/19/91
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:238 lbs. / 108 kg.
Salary: $10,607,169
Others have moved on. Oakley, for one, is now an aspiring chef and caterer. He came early to the Boca outing, entered the club’s kitchen, grabbed an apron and spent the morning making macaroni and cheese, ribs and greens. Told of a skirmish that day in the NBA playoff game between the Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk and the Wizards’ Kelly Oubre Jr., Oakley paused and appeared confused. “You’re telling me,” he said disbelievingly, “that there’s two mother——- in the league named Kelly?”
So what did new Heat addition Kelly Olynyk tell a remorseful Hassan Whiteside after the Heat’s center was ejected for elbowing him in the back of the neck in a game here in Miami in March 2015 and then apologized for it? “I just told him, he’s a great player and he’s got superb upside and talent ‘Don’t let emotions or a temper whatever it is, don’t let that hold you back and prevent you from being great,” said Olynyk, who finalized a four-year, $50 million deal with the Heat on Friday and spoke to Heat beat writers by phone late in the evening. “I told him he has a great opportunity,” he continued. “I just wanted to see him succeed and be great. He did. Ever since then we’ve been close. He texted me after I signed my deal and said ‘Welcome to Miami and I can’t wait to be out here with you.’ He’s been great. You can see he’s really a truly an unbelievable character.”