Olynyk (knee) logged 22 points (8-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal over 22 minutes during Wednesday's 133-131 victory over the Kings.
Olynyk hadn't played in a game for more than two months due to a knee injury, but he looked to be in mid-season form in his return to action Wednesday. The veteran ranked second in scoring despite playing only 22 minutes, and he rounded out the rest of his stat line nicely. Many fantasy managers remember how effective Olynyk was after joining an also-ran Houston squad last season, when he was a difference-maker as a scorer, rebounder and distributor down the stretch. He may not be quite that dynamic this season, but for a Pistons club that finds itself in a similar position as Houston did in 2020-21, he's certainly capable of helping managers who have either stashed him for the past few months or picked him up off the waiver wire in anticipation of his return. Expect him to join rookie Cade Cunningham as one of the Pistons' top scoring options, at least until Jerami Grant (thumb) is ready to play again.