HoopsHype Kelly Olynyk rumors

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The Lakers are expected to re-sign Kelly because of his shooting and basketball IQ. It helps that he made $490,180 this season and would likely only need a slight raise to keep him as a restricted free agent. Los Angeles Daily News

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The legend of his tresses began when Olynyk was attending Gonzaga University. He lived with two soccer fans who got him watching European games. Olynyk noticed a Spanish player, Sergio Ramos, who sported long hair held back with a headband during matches. The college student was inspired. “I saw Sergio Ramos’ hair and all these other European soccer players,” Olynyk explained. “They wore a little band and had it (their hair) behind their ears. I liked how it looked and I wanted to try it out, so I just started growing it. Part of it was because I’ve never gotten my hair cut in the USA. I always had it cut in Canada.” Basketball Insiders

Olynyk doesn’t have a specific reason for Canadian-only salon visits. It’s just something he does, part of his no-explanation-necessary mentality. “(Long hair is) kind of against the social norm, I guess. I just like the flow,” he said. “It’s just kind of part of my style now.” Basketball Insiders

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“So the draft is really important, and now we have a lot of assets. Draft picks are always tradable. Sometimes players aren’t always tradable, once they expose themselves on the court. Draft picks almost always are tradable. But development is really important for us, and I’m happy with the development of Kelly Olynyk and Phil Pressey and Jared Sullinger and Vitor (Faverani). Vitor has been a little inconsistent, which you’d expect with inconsistent minutes and a guy coming from playing European ball his whole life. It’s a whole different life.” Boston Herald

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Kelly Olynyk was both surprised and excited when told he has drawn the interest of the legendary Sir Mix-A-Lot. After the rookie’s 25-point, seven-assist game against the Lakers, Mix (we call him Mix) tweeted, “Hey @BillWalton does @KellyOlynyk remind you of anybody? Long hair, smart player, fundamentally sound. . . . I’m just saying.” “It’s pretty cool,” Olynyk said yesterday. “I mean, you don’t realize all the people that are noticing you. It’s kind of interesting — especially from a guy like him where you’ve heard a lot of his music. It’s pretty cool.” Boston Herald

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“To begin with, we have a really deep frontcourt,” Ainge says. “When Kelly was hurt, Humphries, Bass and Sullinger all played well. Kelly is going to get a lot of minutes some nights and not so many others. He had a terrific summer and a solid training camp and was competing to be a starter when he got hurt, and he took a step back. He’s going to be a very good player for us. He works hard, he’s getting stronger and he’s making the adjustment to the NBA game.” Portland Tribune

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Evans Clinchy: Rondo and Kelly Olynyk are on the floor playing 1-on-1 pregame. Pretty awesome to watch. pic.twitter.com/4f8IB0l9uh Twitter

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"From what I’ve been told, [Olynyk] went through an individual workout [Friday]," said Stevens. "He is going to, hopefully, feel good [Saturday] and go light in practice tomorrow. He’ll probably be out Sunday [vs. the New York Knicks]. He’ll be day-to-day starting next week. Tuesday might be a stretch, it might not be. I don’t know. But he’s close to being back." ESPN.com

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