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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
17-8 7-3 W4
16-9 9-1 W2
13-12 4-6 L2
10-16 4-6 W1
4-19 1-9 L9

2021 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 23.0 12.5 45.9 5.3 2.3

Top Kelly Olynyk News

  • Pistons' Kelly Olynyk: Out at least six weeks

    Olynyk will be sidelined for at least the next six weeks due to a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Olynyk suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win over the Rockets. He went for tests Thursday and they revealed the severity of the knee injury. He will be re-evaluated in six weeks by the team medical staff, meaning he could possibly be out longer than that. The ninth-year big man was averaging 12.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 23 minutes per game while serving as one of the primary bench players for Detroit.

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  • Pistons' Kelly Olynyk: Quiet in 21 minutes

    Olynyk finished Sunday's loss to the Nets with nine points (3-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    The game marked Olynyk's first time scoring fewer than 10 points in any game this season, despite mostly coming off the bench behind Isaiah Stewart and Jerami Grant. The Gonzaga product has at least one steal in all six games thus far, and while he hasn't been nearly as productive as he was near the end of last season in Houston, Olynyk remains a solid, across-the-board contributor for fantasy managers.

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  • Pistons' Kelly Olynyk: Records all-around stat line

    Olynyk recorded 18 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), six rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks across 28 minutes during a 110-103 win Saturday versus Orlando.

    Olynyk outplayed Isaiah Stewart again in spite of the latter playing well Saturday. Olynyk improved his Pistons averages to 14.6 points, 3.0 assists and 2.6 steals-plus-blocks (which would be his career bests). Those tallies indicate the backup center will be worthwhile for any fantasy managers needing value across all statistical categories.

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  • Pistons' Kelly Olynyk: Contributes nicely off bench

    Olynyk had 14 points (3-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in 25 minutes of action during Thursday's 110-102 loss to the 76ers.

    Despite not starting, Olynyk outplayed starting center Isaiah Stewart in this one, as he was one of three Pistons players to reach double figures in scoring. The 30-year-old quietly filled up the stat sheet once again and is now averaging 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and two steals in 27.5 minutes over his last two games. He's not flashy but Olynyk could potentially be a viable fantasy option if his recent usage can persist.

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  • Pistons' Kelly Olynyk: Moving back to bench

    Olynyk will return to the bench for Thursday's game against the 76ers, Omari Sankofa of the Free Press reports.

    With Jerami Grant (elbow) back in action, Olynyk will return to his usual role as the Pistons' first big man off the bench. He was impressive in a spot start Monday in Atlanta (21 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals in 30 minutes), but Grant being available will limit Olynyk's upside.

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  • Pistons' Kelly Olynyk: Records 21 points in first start

    Olynyk amassed 21 points (8-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), six rebounds, four assists and three steals during Monday's 122-104 loss to Atlanta.

    Olynyk logged his first start of the year and responded by posting a superb stat line in a season-high 30 minutes. It was the center's third straight game in double figures offensively, and Olynyk is currently shooting 51.5 percent from the field. The former Gonzaga standout is averaging 13.7 points and 5.0 rebounds to begin the 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Pistons' Kelly Olynyk: Joins starting five

    Olynyk will start Monday's game against the Hawks, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

    The 30-year-old averaged 10.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 20.5 minutes off the bench across the first two games of the season, and he'll enter the lineup Monday with Jerami Grant (elbow) sitting out. Olynyk should be significantly more involved since Detroit is without its top scorer.

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  • Pistons' Kelly Olynyk: Double-digit scorer off bench

    Olynyk recorded 10 points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block across 19 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Bulls.

    Olynyk has been coming off the bench for Detroit in the early going of the season and has recorded double-digit scoring efforts in both contests. While he's not likely to move to the starting lineup any time soon, Olynyk should still have value as a low-end double-digit scorer who can contribute in other categories as well.

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  • Pistons' Kelly Olynyk: Plays well in preseason

    Olynyk averaged 10.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 combined blocks-plus-steals in 18.8 minutes across four preseason appearances.

    While Olynyk's rebounding was lower than expected, he still played well overall. It's not exactly clear how many minutes Olynyk will garner, but there's certainly potential for him to consistently play in the high-20s as a power forward/center.

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  • Pistons' Kelly Olynyk: Agrees to deal with Pistons

    Olynyk and the Pistons agreed to terms Monday on a three-year, $37 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    After splitting last season between the Heat and Rockets, Olynyk will head to Detroit to join Cade Cunningham on one of the up-and-coming teams in the Eastern Conference. Olynyk played a key depth role in Miami for the last few seasons, but he was able to spread his wings in Houston after coming over midseason as part of the Victor Oladipo trade. Across 27 games in a Rockets uniform, Olynyk averaged 19.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.8 three-pointers per contest while putting up a 55-39-84 shooting line. Those numbers likely won't be sustainable, but Olynyk projects to compete for the starting center job after Detroit parted ways with Mason Plumlee via trade last week. Olynyk's primary competition for minutes will come from second-year big man Isaiah Stewart, who led all rookies in total blocks and total rebounds last season.

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  • Rockets' Kelly Olynyk: Narrowly misses triple-double

    Olynyk finished Friday's 122-115 victory over the Clippers with 20 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-10 FT), 11 assists, nine rebounds and three steals across 31 minutes.

    The veteran was facing a Clippers squad that chose to rest both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, but that shouldn't take away from a fantastic all-around performance. Olynyk tied his season high with 11 assists and fell one rebound shy of his first NBA triple-double. He has been a revelation since joining Houston in late March, averaging 19.1 points, 8.5 boards, 4.2 dimes and 1.5 steals over 26 games.

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  • Rockets' Kelly Olynyk: Tallies 24 points in loss

    Olynyk totaled 24 points (6-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 8-10 FT), eight assists, six rebounds and two steals over 25 minutes in a loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.

    The veteran tied for the team lead in points and also racked up eight assists despite being limited to 25 minutes. He had the ball with a chance to give Houston the lead in the waning moments of the game but turned it over, essentially sealing the Rockets' fate. Nonetheless, Olynyk has provided excellent all-around value of late, averaging 21.6 points, 9.6 boards and 6.1 assists over his past 10 contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-11, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Age: 30
School: Gonzaga
Experience: 8