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Kelly Olynyk
Kelly Olynyk
Position: C
Born: 04/19/91
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:234 lbs. / 106.1 kg.
Salary: $12,804,878

Jazz want to keep both Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson

Utah has so far signaled an intent to keep breakout star forward Lauri Markkanen plus franchise favorite Jordan Clarkson, and have established a high asking price for Jarred Vanderbilt, sources told Yahoo Sports, leaving Malik Beasley and Kelly Olynyk, along with Conley, as the obvious veterans the Jazz could move before the Feb. 9 trade deadline. Olynyk is known to be a favorite of Ainge.
Anonymous NBA scout: “I think Kelly Olynyk is a great veteran, and so is Mike Conley. They have a solid bench with Collin Sexton. I’m a Walker Kessler guy; I think he’s actually going to be a really good big. And then they’ve got Talen Horton-Tucker… When they acquired Ochai Agbaji and Leandro Bolmaro, I thought those guys would get an opportunity to play, but they really haven’t gotten opportunities because there’s so much depth! They have a lot of veterans who have been very productive.”
One player who made the list and attended the Sunday pickup games in the past is current Jazz man Kelly Olynyk. Though Olynyk admitted it’s been a handful of years since he was in the gym in Spokane known as The Warehouse, he also said that Stockton was still a force on the court. “Yeah, he can play,” Olynyk said of Stockton. “He’s damn near the best player out there every single possession.”
Olynyk described Stockton as being “old school” when it comes to pickup game scoring. Every shot counts as one point, doesn’t matter if it’s a deep 3-pointer with a hand in the face or an open layup. He also said that everything Jazz fans remember about Stockton on the court, is pretty much how Stockton plays during his games at The Warehouse. Olynyk said Stockton rarely misses a mid-range shot, and is still as smart and quick with the ball as he was in his heyday. “He’s just so good with the ball, so good with his eyes,” Olynyk said. “He’s so strong, so strong setting screens on the ball, can’t bump him off the ball. He’s a competitor, he loves to play.”