Michael Grange: Kelly Olynyk is OUT of the World Cup for Canada due to a bone bruise on his knee after being examined Heat doctors in Miami today, per agent Greg Lawrence.
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Adrian Wojnarowski: After suffering a knee injury in competition last week, Miami Heat F Kelly Olynyk will be unable to compete for Canada in the FIBA World Cup, source tells ESPN. Olynyk is expected to be ready for the start of the NBA season.
Michael Grange: Kelly Olynyk is in Miami being evaluated by Heat re: bone bruise he suffered on his knee in Canada’s exhibition game vs. Nigeria last Thursday. As much as Olynyk wants to play at World Cup I can only presume the team will have a lot of input on what ends up happening.
Michael Grange: So Chris Boucher is confirmed OUT for the @FIBAWC (personal reasons). Kelly Olynyk (bruised knee) will take a week off but will continue on to Worlds as planned.
Ira Winderman: Kelly Olynyk injured during Canada exhibition, initial report is not feared serious sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
Josh Lewenberg: Kelly Olynyk just limped to the locker room. Looked like he slipped and got up (slowly) favouring his leg. Not what you want to see in a FIBA exhibition game. Not what you want to see ever, but especially not in a FIBA exhibition game.
Anthony Chiang: Goran Dragic (left calf strain), James Johnson (slight left AC sprain), Kelly Olynyk (right ankle sprain), Hassan Whiteside (left hip strain) all QUESTIONABLE for tomorrow’s game vs. Nets. Derrick Jones Jr. probable with bruised right knee.
Anthony Chiang: Kelly Olynyk is good to go for tonight.
Anthony Chiang: Kelly Olynyk will play tonight, but will not start and will not play big minutes. Rodney McGruder is available and will dress tonight, but Spo not sure he will play.
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra says Olynyk, who was upgraded to questionable earlier in the day, will not play tonight.
Kelly Olynyk went through the morning shootaround but was held out for a fifth consecutive game due to a strained left shoulder. The Heat next play Saturday night against the Memphis Grizzlies at AmericanAirlines Arena, before a two-day break. “He’s not ready to play, but he’s progressing. He’s getting better — still not full contact,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It’ll heal on its own time. He is getting better. He’s making progress. He’s getting ready to play. As long as he’s getting better, that’s a good sign for me.”
Ira Winderman: Kelly Olynyk to be listed as doubtful for Friday due to shoulder. Rodney McGruder practiced today but Spoelstra not committing to him playing Friday.
Anthony Chiang: Spoelstra said Kelly Olynyk will not play in the Heat’s final two games before the All-Star break. He will stay in Miami to rehab.
Anthony Chiang: Olynyk is not playing. Ellington is going to warm up with the intention to play.
The fact the Heat traded for Babbitt could be a sign forward Kelly Olynyk, who strained his right shoulder and missed his first game of the season on Wednesday, could be out for a while. The Heat played Wednesday’s game without Olynyk and leading three-point shooter Wayne Ellington, who also has a shoulder injury.
Anthony Chiang: Kelly Olynyk will not play. Wayne Ellington is doubtful. Justise Winslow will play.
Barry Jackson: Olynyk said unsure of timetable for return. Has pain. Told not to move shoulder for now. Says hopes not serious. Re-evaluation tomorrow
Anthony Chiang: Heat announce Kelly Olynyk (left shoulder strain) will not return to tonight’s game.
Ira Winderman: Per Heat:; Kelly Olynyk suffered a left shoulder strain in the 1st quarter. He will be reevaluated during halftime.
Kyle Draper: No Kelly Olynyk for #Celtics vs #raptors. Strained shoulder. #nba @celticscsn
Marc D’Amico: Kelly Olynyk says “that’s the plan” when asked if he’s going to play tonight. pic.twitter.com/Ep7Zcs93zl
Scott Souza: #Celtics center Kelly Olynyk said he made mistake coming back too early in playoffs last year.
Gary Washburn: Kelly Olynyk won’t commit to returning Wednesday vs. #Wizards but said he’s getting close. #Celtics
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Kelly Olynyk (shoulder), Jae Crowder (ankle), Al Horford (concussion) all out tonight.
The wait is (almost) over when it comes to Kelly Olynyk who could make his regular season debut as early as Sunday’s game against the Denver Nuggets. Olynyk will be listed as questionable for the Nuggets game, a clear indicator that he is on the cusp of seeing his first action this season. The 7-foot big man underwent offseason shoulder surgery in the spring with a return established at that time being the middle of this month.
“When the time comes it will come,” Olynyk said. “You don’t want to force it, you don’t want to push anything and go backwards at all. Every day you come in here, you want to take a step forward. That’s the goal every time you come here and every time I wake up, to take a step forward towards playing a bunch of minutes. … For me, it’s all about when you’re comfortable and when you feel like you’re ready, then we’ll be back. “It’s part of the shoulder — they said it’s going to take five or six months and I think five months was Oct. 16. So we still have about three weeks left, which is probably the middle of November, I guess, is what he’s thinking in terms of the timetable we were told at the start. It’s feeling good and the strength is coming and the stamina is coming. It’s just a matter of getting it to where we want it to be before we put it at risk.”
Scott Souza: #Celtics center Kelly Olynyk indicated 5-6 month recovery seems on track. Nov. 16 would be 6-month mark.
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: From what I’ve been told Kelly Olynyk’s shoulder will be evaluated late this week in NYC.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Kelly Olynyk will be re-evaluated at Oct. 15 mark. Has been cleared for non-contact work, according to HC Brad Stevens. #Celticstalk
Scott Souza: #Celtics center Kelly Olynyk said shoulder feeling good, getting stronger. How much he can do to start camp to be determined.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Kelly Olynyk said he’s been told it will be about 5 months before he’s cleared for contact.
But Olynyk isn’t quite ready to commit to having it surgically repaired this summer, a summer in which the Canadian National team for which he is a key member, is still in the process of trying to qualify for the summer Olympics in Rio. “If I rest it, I would definitely partake in the Olympic (qualifying tournament),” Olynyk told CSN at a fundraising event for Horizons for Homeless on Sunday. “That would be the reason to not get surgery at this point. If you rest it, it’ll get better but never solve the problem. That’s what we’re looking at.”
Getting surgery immediately would still likely result in him missing some or all of training camp. And depending on how his shoulder responds following surgery, he could potentially miss the start of the season. That’s why Olynyk said he’ll make a decision very soon. “I’m still looking at it,” Olynyk said. “Probably make a decision sooner than later because the recovery is so long if you do get it. It’s hard to give up, Olympics, but when you do look at it, if you get hurt it’s even worse to give up the next season. It’s a tough decision.” “The doctors are saying it’s kind of inevitable,” Olynyk said.
Scott Souza: #Celtics center Kelly Olynyk said any talk of shoulder surgery won’t take place until after the season.
Adam Himmelsbach: Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is out, Brad Stevens says. Big hit for the Celtics.
Kyle Draper: Brad Stevens says Kelly Olynyk is going to try to give it a go tonight vs #Thunder on @CSNNE #celtics #CelticsTalk
Scott Souza: #Celtics center Kelly Olynyk went through another full practice today, “striving” to play Tuesday.
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: No update on Kelly Olynyk other than he won’t play.
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Kelly Okynyk in “same boat” with shoulder, no contact in practice today, will be reevaluated tomorrow.
Scott Souza: #Celtics center Kelly Olynyk said he’s relatively pain free shooting, has some discomfort with quick movements w/ shoulder.
Jay King: Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will be reexamined Monday. Could potentially up his activity then, per Stevens.
Kelly Olynyk says his right shoulder injury is improving, but the timeline for his return to action remains the same. Olynyk, who suffered a right shoulder sprain injury on Feb. 10 against the Los Angeles Clippers, won’t return until the first week of March at the earliest. When I asked him what he was able to do now, Olynyk told CSNNE.com, “bike, a little lifting, the same old, same old.”
Indeed, Olynyk’s rehabilitation has increased in activity somewhat; he later told a group of reporters that he’s still not doing anything on the court with contact.
Boston Celtics: Ainge on Kelly Olynyk’s shoulder: “He’s getting better… We don’t need to do any surgery. There’s no tear. He’s still 2-3 weeks away.”
Scott Souza: #Celtics president Danny Ainge: will sit down w/ David Lee & agents next 24-48 hours. Kelly Olynyk injury will not affect (potential buyout)
A. Sherrod Blakely: Kelly Olynyk had second opinion. The shoulder is still sore. He won’t be playing for the next couple of weeks, Danny Ainge said.
Adam Himmelsbach: Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is getting a second opinion and is out this weekend.
A. Sherrod Blakely: #Celtics Kelly Olynyk asked by NBA to participate in 3-pt contest. Had to pass due to sore shoulder, sources tell http://CSNNE.com
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Fred Katz: The Wizards and former first-round pick Justin Anderson are working toward a training camp contract, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA .
NBA Insider @ShamsCharania breaks down the Lakers beginning pursuit of Dwight Howard and the factors of motivation and health for the 8-time All-Star.
Shams Charania: The Lakers have been patient in approach since Cousins’ injury, and another accomplished veteran center on the market is Joakim Noah. Howard is expected to be eventually released by Memphis.
The Pacers locker room chemistry, which had been a strength, suffered without Oladipo. The drama surrounding Tyreke Evans, who is now serving a two-year suspension from the league over violating the drug policy, contributed as well. He was on the verge of being cut on several occasions until vets Young, Joseph and Collison stepped in, a league source said. Young spoke openly about giving Evans guidance.
There also was an unhappiness with younger players wanting more of a chance while coach Nate McMillan stuck with older ones, multiple league sources told IndyStar. This kind of friction happens, especially with so many players on expiring contracts entering free agency.
U.S.A. Basketball officials were stunned Saturday morning to learn that De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings had chosen to remove his name from consideration for the final 12-man roster mere hours before the team’s flight to Australia for three more exhibition games and a handful of practices.