HoopsHype Kelly Olynyk rumors

January 20, 2014 Updates

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

January 9, 2014 Updates

“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

December 16, 2013 Updates

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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Kelly Olynyk's right ankle sprain may keep the 7-foot rookie sidelined for a couple of weeks, according to his head coach. Olynyk suffered the injury in the second quarter of Boston's 97-82 loss to Indiana on Friday night. He did not travel with the team for tonight's game against Atlanta. Olynyk has not had an MRI performed, and a team official told CSNNE.com that an MRI was not scheduled. CSNNE.com

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The youngster grew up bleeding red and purple (the team’s former colors) as he followed every dribble the Raptors took. “I was a huge fan,” Olynyk said of the Raptors. “I would go any time I could, any time I was allowed to stay up. When I was younger, I used to always watch the games on TV, and then go outside at halftime and start practicing stuff I saw. I was a die-hard fan. I loved it.” NBA.com

October 22, 2013 Updates

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft, dominated the rookie categories. 80% of GMs picked him to win Rookie of the Year, while 40% said he will be the best player of this draft class in five years. Charlotte Bobcats center Cody Zeller, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett, Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore and Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk also finished in the top five in the latter question. USA Today Sports

October 16, 2013 Updates

But Pierce still has at least one eye out on his old squad and believes the Celtics have a bright future. "They’ve got a lot of good, young talent," Pierce said. "I’ve had a chance to watch them a couple times on TV. Obviously you see their big rookie [Kelly Olynyk]; you see [Jared] Sullinger, he’s taken the next step [and] I think he’s finally healthy; and then when they get Rondo back, this team has a bright future. Jeff Green, I expect him to emerge and really have a good season; Courtney Lee is comfortable out there; Avery [Bradley], it’s time for him to really step up. So they have some nice pieces to build with." They also have three of Brooklyn's future first-round draft picks from the nine-player, three-draft-pick swap that forced Pierce to bid farewell to Boston. ESPN.com

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